The Diplomatic Society

 
  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size

EU and Timor-Leste sign a short-stay visa waiver agreement

On 26 May the EU and Timor-Leste signed a short-stay visa waiver agreement at a ceremony that took place in Brussels.

On behalf of the EU, the agreement was signed by H.E. Ilze Juhansone, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Latvia, Chairman of the Permanent Representatives Committee, and by Yolanda Gallego-Casilda Grau, Head of Unit "Visa Policy", European Commission. For Timor Leste, Roberto Sarmento de Oliveira Soares, Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, signed the agreement.

The new visa regime provides for visa-free travel for EU citizens when travelling to the territory of Timor-Leste and for citizens of this country when travelling to the EU, for a period of stay of 90 days in any 180-day period.

In order to benefit from visa-free travel, citizens from the EU and Timor-Leste must be in possession of a valid ordinary, diplomatic, service/official or special passport. Visa-free travel applies to all categories of persons and for any kind of purposes of travel (for instance tourism, cultural visits, scientific activities, family visits, business etc.), except to persons travelling for the purpose of carrying out a paid activity.

The decision on the conclusion of the agreement will now be sent to the European Parliament with a view to obtaining its consent before it can be concluded. However, it will apply on a provisional basis as from 26 May 2015.

Ireland and the United Kingdom will not be subject to the application of the agreement, in accordance with the protocols annexed to the EU treaties. The visa regime to these Member States remains subject to their national legislation.


 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
_________________________________________________

October 2017 Edition

 
 
_________________________________________________

Translater


 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SA, Iran call for peaceful negotiations in Yemen 30 October 2017 The governments of South Africa and Iran have called for the immediate cessation of hostilities and bloodshed to end the war against... <|> Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union visits South Africa 2 November 2017 The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union, Moussa Faki Mahamat, embarked on an official visit to... <|> Fifth South Africa-Ireland Partnership Forum 31 October 2017 Joint Communiqué on the occasion of the Fifth South Africa-Ireland Partnership Forum The Deputy Minister of International Relations... <|> Easing travel regulations between South Africa and Kenya 3 May 2016 South Africa and Kenya have announced measures that will make travelling between the two countries easier. South African Home... <|> South Africa and Senegal pleased with bilateral relations 1 November 2017 Senegal President Macky Sall said he was happy with the bilateral relationship that exists between South Africa and his... <|> APEC 2017: Vietnam makes constructive contribution to regional development 2 November 2017 The central city of Da Nang in Vietnam has been upgraded to host the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation... <|>   Successor Ante Portas? 14 December 2017 When recently surfing along the internet in research mode I stumbled across two items – not connected to each other at first glance. On... <|> The Age of China 6 November 2017 The resolution of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) firmly placed its confidence in General Secretary Xi Jinping who was... <|> <|> President Jacob Zuma hosts Madagascar President Rajaonarimampianina 1 November 2017 President Jacob Zuma in his capacity as the Chairperson of SADC has met with the President of the Republic of... <|>
© copyright 2011-2017| The Diplomatic Society| All Rights Reserved.