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In this section you will find information on eligibility for and how to obtain visas for travel to the U.S.

Immigrant (IV) and Nonimmigrant Visa (NIV) Information

U.S. Embassy Dili does not process most visa categories, including visas for tourism. Applicants from Timor-Leste are encouraged to make appointments for visa interviews at the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta or at another Embassy or Consulate in the region. Please visit U.S. Embassy Jakarta’s website for information on how to apply for a visa there.

What is a Visa ?

A visa is issued by a U.S. Embassy or Consulate. A visa entitles the holder to travel to the United States and apply for admission; it does not guarantee entry. An immigration inspector at the port of entry determines the visa holder's eligibility for admission into the United States.

Nonimmigrant visas are required by anyone seeking temporary admission into the United States for tourism, business, education, medical treatment, or petition-based employment. The type of visa required depends on your purpose of travel.

Immigrant visas are for applicants planning to permanently relocate to the United States.

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