Visa Requirements for US Passport Holders – Timor-Leste (Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste)

US citizens entering Timor-Leste by air are issued visas on arrival for a fee of $30 for a 30-day tourist visa. Visas on arrival may be applied for at the International Airport in Dili. Those entering by land must obtain visas prior to traveling to Timor-Leste. Visas on arrival are no longer available at the land border with Indonesia. Renewal of the 30-day visa is possible for an additional fee.

Those traveling to Timor-Leste via air must transit Singapore; Darwin, Australia; or Bali, Indonesia. Travelers are advised to obtain the applicable transit visa requirements for the said countries.

General Requirements – Visa-on-Arrival:

  1. Fully accomplished arrivals card found at the border post.
  2. US passport with validity of 6 months beyond the date of entry into Timor-Leste. The passport must also contain at least 1 whole unused page for the visa sticker.
  3. Proof of intention of a genuine visit (tourist or business trip).
  4. Proof of accommodation arrangements.
  5. Return or onward tickets or present ability to fund departure.
  6. Evidence of sufficient funds to support the visitor for their length of stay in Timor-Leste. Each foreigner must have access to US$100 for each entry and US$50 for each day of stay.
  7. US$30 visa fee, in cash. There may be no ATM or money changing facilities at the border post.

Foreigners intending to remain in Timor-Leste for more than 30 days, or are traveling to Timor-Leste to study or work, must obtain the proper visas prior to arrival. For the most current visa requirements and entry requirements, US citizens are advised to contact:

Embassy of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste
4201 Connecticut Ave. NW
Suite 504
Washington, DC
Telephone: (202) 966-3202
Fax: (202) 966-3205
Website: /

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