Routine Message:  Ballot Collection, U.S. Embassy Dili, Timor-Leste (June 11, 2020)

Location:  Timor-Leste

All U.S. citizens can receive their blank ballots electronically.  Depending on the state in which you are eligible to vote, you may get your ballot by email, fax, or internet download.  For information specific to your voting jurisdiction please refer to

Returning Your Completed, Signed Ballot:  Some states allow you to return your completed ballot electronically and others do not.  If your state requires you to return paper voting forms or ballots to local election officials by mail, you can do so through international mail, professional courier service, or through the U.S. Embassy Dili.

If you are sending your ballot through the U.S. Embassy Dili, ballots can be dropped off at the American Citizens Services unit by requesting a time for drop off at  Ballots must be placed in postage paid return envelopes (available on or at the U.S. Embassy) or in envelopes bearing sufficient U.S. domestic postage so they may be delivered to the proper local election authorities.  (NOTE: postage from Timor-Leste to the United States is not required using this method). 

Please note that all visitors to the Embassy are subject to security screening and you may not be permitted to bring electronic devices, including cell phones, inside the facility.  It can take up to four to six weeks for mail to reach its destination if sent through the Embassy, an potentially longer still given the challenges posed by the global COVID-19 pandemic.  All overseas U.S. citizens are advised to submit their forms and ballots accordingly.


U.S. Embassy Dili, Timor-Leste 

Avenida de Portugal, 

Praia dos Coqueiros,  

Dili, Timor-Leste

(+670) 332-4684 

(+670) 7723-1328 (after hours) 

State Department – Consular Affairs 

(1)-888-407-4747 or (1)-202-501-4444 

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