Drivers license » Intelligence department

A story from Stateless in Jordan

To renew my driver´s license, I need to get approval from the Intelligence Department. People with Jordanian citizenship don’t need this security clearance. One time when I was getting it renewed, I was called in for interrogation from the Intelligence Department… even though I have a clear record. Also, a driver’s license for a non-citizen cost 114 Jordanian Dinars, citizens pays 30. And we are only allowed to own sedan cars. It is impossible for us to register pickups, trucks or buses.

Story told and photographed by Hasan al-Rantisi, living as stateless in Amman, Jordan

Experience of this border

Location of border

Al-Muzairaa St., Amman, Jordan