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Embassy of Timor-Leste


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Requirement for entry visa

  • All visitors entering into Timor-Leste are must possess a valid entry visa for the purpose of his or her visit.
  • Visitors arriving into Timor-Leste by air or sea transportation may apply for an etnry visa upon their arrival at the sea or air ports of Timor-Leste.
  • Visitors traveling by land, with the exception of Indonesians and nationals of European Union countries, are required to apply for enty visa in advance of their arrival.
  • Citizens of European Union member states, Iceland and Switzerland are enttitled to visa-free entry into Timor-Leste by any means of transportation.

Applying for a visa in advance

If a visitor is required to apply for a visa in advance his or her arrival, application may be done at hrough th efollowing steps:

1. Complete the visa application form, which can be donloaded here. 

2. Send the completed form by email to the Imigration Service of Timor-Leste by attaching the following documents:

  • Scanned copy of your passport bio-page;
  • Scanned copy of ticket for departure (air, land or sea) or other acceptable evidence of departure arrangements;
  • Scanned copy of your bank statement or other acceptable evidence that you have sufficient funds for your travel and holiday in Timor-Leste. 
  • If your expenses are to be covered by a timorese host or a third party, the scanned copy of a completed Sponsorship Form (see the Forms page), along with a scanned copy of the National ID Card (for a Timorese sponsor) or the scanned copy of the sponsor's residency permint (for a foreigner third party sponsor). 
  • If your sponsor is not a citizen of Timor-Leste, you must provide a copy of your sponsor’s passport as well as his/her residency permit. If your sponsor is a citizen of Timor-Leste, please provide a copy of his/her National Electoral card.

A more comprehensive information on entry visa into Timor-Leste may be obtained from the website of the Immigration Service ot TImor-Leste:


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