The Embassy wishes to inform American citizens of a change in Timorese visa regulations.
Effective March 16, 2010, Americans seeking to enter Timor-Leste at a land border crossing must have received a visa in advance.
Visa on arrival at a land border crossing is no longer permitted for Americans and most other nationalities.
Americans needing a Timorese visa can attempt to access a list of Timorese diplomatic facilities on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' website at www.mne.gov.tl. American citizens arriving at Dili airport, however, are still eligible to receive visas upon arrival.