Borders and residence department / Public security directorate is the department responsible for organizing the leave and entry of all travelers ( Jordanians and foreigners) to / from the Hashemite kingdom of Jordan. The department operates in line with residency Law # 24 1973, it has been followed to the assistant of public security director for judicial police.
The first foreigners Law was issued in 1927, when the foreigners affairs were followed to the Jordan armed forces headquarters.
In 1939, the connection with passports branch was cancelled , general passports were division being followed to the Ministry of interior.
In 1962, borders centers was no longer a part of Ministry of interior, it was connected to public security directorate / criminal investigation department.
In 1973, residency and foreigners affairs Law # 24 1973 was issued. The third Article stipulates the establishment of borders and residence deportment at Public Security Directorate.