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 East Timor (Timor Leste) - General Info

Time Zone

UTC +9

Yachting Essentials

Voltage: 220 V

Frequency: 50 Hz

Note - A UN correspondent reports "power is poor in the country with frequent brownouts and blackouts. I suspect that surges are frequent as we go through a lot of surge-protecting power bars." Further he reports than Type I is common as much construction is done by Australians; type C is common in building built during Indonesian occupation; type E is less common; type F is common in offices but not hotels.

Money

The currency is US dollar, nowhere now accepts Rupiah (Indonesian currency).

There are 3 banks in Dili with ATMs.

Communications

International dialing code for East Timor is +670.

Timor Telecom offers mobile GSM services.

SE Asia Cruisers Net
THIS NET IS NO LONGER OPERATIONAL.

Diplomatic Missions

Events

Darwin Dili Yacht Rally
Plans are underway for the 2012 Darwin Dili Yacht Rally, departing Darwin in early to mid July 2012 and finishing in Dili Harbour, Timor-Leste.

Emergencies

Emergency: 112
Ambulance Service: 110
Fire Dept: 115

Publications

IMRAY AND ADLARD COLES PILOT BOOKS are available at a discounted price for Noonsite.com users via World Cruising Club

Southeast Asia Cruising Guide Vol II (Indonesia, East Timor, Singapore, West Thailand, Papua New Guinea)
By Stephen Davies and Elaine Morgan
Published by Imray (2nd Edition 2008 / updates 2014))
ISBN: 9781846230424
This is the first of the two-volume set of the Southeast Asia Cruising Guide to reach a second edition. This guide covers the entire length and breadth of a region frequently visited by round-the-world sailors. This edition concentrates on the most frequented routes and includes the most popular stops. This is essential reading for information about the general sailing conditions in the region; climate, currents, routes etc.

www.easttimornow.com (Latest news)

Update History

June 2016: Immmigration fees updated and all formalities confirmed as up to date by SY Segue.
April 2016: Clearance checked. Security updated.
April 2015: Immigration updated & Customs checked.
September 2013: Comprehensive updates on formalities and docking from Sail Timor Leste.

Noonsite welcomes information and updates especially regarding clearance, customs and immigration procedures from cruisers visiting this country.

Please E-mail noonsite with any new information, updates or corrections. Even just a short email confirming that the current data is accurate would be most helpful.

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Sonrisa
Sonrisa says:
Nov 13, 2017 03:48 AM

The comment about crime in the area does not seem applicable, my wife and I did a lot of walking around at both day and night and met nothing but wonderful people. Took large laps in several of the local Microlets, and up to the market, again just more friendly people. We always parked the dingy in the Maritime Police area and that just kept the kids from playing in the dingy rather than any worry about it. Definitely check out the Resistance Museum, very educational for $1 entrance fee and will give you a lot of info about the people around you. Checking in, the harbor master was in a temporary office further down than where Immigration was. Also, checking OUT you visit Quarantine, we paid $77 for about two weeks in a 40' boat, not sure how the fee was calculated, but seemed legit and got a receipt that the Harbor Master needed to give me the clearance papers. Visit Occuse, it is as nice as described in the "related reports" section. If you need help getting you Indonesian Visas you can meet Kim at Dili Central Backpackers and for a fee she was able to get the sponsor letter and full visas turned around in about 4 days.

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Jul 11, 2016 08:02 AM

Posted on behalf of SY Segue:
The info on the site for Timor Leste is totally correct. One of the easiest countries EVER to check into! The only item that needs clarification is that the $30 dollar immigration fee applies to non EU citizens. My wife and one of my crew are Spanish and it was free for them to enter.... my other crew (Brazilian) and myself (Canadian) had to pay $30 each. Actually REALLY enjoying this newest country!

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Jun 29, 2015 05:29 PM

Posted on behalf of Rebecca Childress:
Update on our experience using our Indonesia Social Visa (Visit Visa) from Timor Leste

We were surprisingly stamped in for 60 days when we checked in to Kupang, even though our visa said 30 days on entry, and then renewable up to 6 months. Unfortunately, when we went to renew the visa after 45 days, we were told that it was our fault that we were 15 days overdue, and there would be quite a large fine (almost $1000 USD!). We were able to negotiate out of this fee, but by the time this was complete we only had 3 days left on the 60 days. Not enough time to renew the visa again in Lombok, so we were forced to check out and leave Indonesia.

SO if you see 30 days printed on the visa, renew it 7 days before the 30 days is up to avoid any problems ...even if the stamp says 60 days! Does any of this make sense? Of course not, but such is Indonesia paperwork.

Rebecca

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