Sections & Offices

The Public Affairs Section of the United States Embassy to Timor-Leste is in charge of Press, Information, and Cultural services. The section interprets and advocates U.S. policy, facilitates media and cultural relations, and advises the U.S. Embassy to Timor-Leste on issues of public diplomacy and public affairs. As an integral part of the U.S. Mission, the Public Affairs Section works closely with other sections of the American Embassy and with Timorese educational, cultural, press, and private institutions to strengthen the bilateral relationship.

For public inquires, you can reach us at:

The United States Embassy in Dili, Timor-Leste, represents the interests of the United States Government to the people and government of Timor-Leste.  The Consular Affairs Section does not have the ability to perform many of the normal Consular Services provided by many U.S. Government Missions overseas, but strives to provide as many services as possible with assistance from the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta. All passport and visa transactions are completed through the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta and require additional processing time.  Please call the Consular Office for further information and estimated processing times for passport and visa transactions.

Business Hours

The Embassy normal business hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except during observed holidays. If your request/application requires you to see a Consular Officer, you must make an appointment as the Embassy does not have a full time Consular Officer on staff.

To make an appointment, please email or call +670 332-4684.  You may appear during normal business hours without an appointment for urgent or emergency American Citizen Services issues and we will assist you as soon as possible.

For EMERGENCIES and after hours, please call or SMS: +670 723-1328.

Regional Security Office Special Agents are sworn Federal Law Enforcement Officers who are responsible for the security of Foreign Service personnel, property, and sensitive information throughout the world.  Other duties include managing the Marine Security Guard and contract local guard security programs, manage or implement security-related aspects of new office building construction, and develop and implement counter-terrorist access controls for existing and new buildings.

For more information on Diplomatic Security, go to the Bureau of Diplomatic Security: