Visa policy of East Timor
Visa policy map
Timor-Leste signed a mutual visa-waiver agreement with the European Union on 28 May 2015 which is applied on a provisional basis as from the date of signature. This agreement allows all citizens of states that are contracting parties to the Schengen Agreement to stay without a visa for a maximum period of 90 days in any 180-day period.
There is also a visa exemption for holders of diplomatic or service passports of China.
Land Border Arrivals
All visitors (except for citizens of Indonesia who can apply on arrival at any border post) arriving at a land border post must apply in advance for a Visa Application Authorization which is then presented to an immigration official at the border. If other conditions are met a single or multiple entry visa valid for up to 90 days is granted for a fee of US$30.
Visa on arrival
Visitors may apply for visa on arrival at the Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport or at the Dili Sea Port. If other conditions are met a single entry visa valid for up to 30 days (extendable for up to 90 days stay in total) is granted for a fee of US$30.
Visa application may also be submitted online or at one of the East Timor diplomatic missions prior to arrival.
Requirements on Arrival
Aside from holding a passport valid for not less than 6 months from the date of entry all travellers also must meet strict conditions to be allowed entry to East Timor:
- Intention of a genuine visit (as tourist or business trip).
- Accommodation arrangements and a return or onward ticket.
- US$100 for each entry.
- US$50 for each day expected to remain in the country.
- "Tourist & Business Visa". Immigration Service of Timor-Leste. Retrieved 28 September 2013.
- AGREEMENT between the European Union and the Democratic Republic of Timor Leste on the short-stay visa waiver