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Visa Requirements for US Passport Holders – Samoa (Independent State of Samoa)

US citizens are not required to secure a visa prior to traveling to Samoa for less than 60 days of stay. A US passport will show if your status is a U.S. citizen or a non-citizen national. US citizens need a valid passport and an onward/return ticket to travel to Samoa.

For up-to-date information about entry requirements, visit the Samoa Immigration website or its office located at:

Samoa Mission to the United Nations

800-2nd Avenue, Suite 400J
New York, NY
10017
USA
Telephone: (212) 599-6196
Fax: (212) 599-0797

General Requirements – Tourist Visa:

There are a number of key requirements that each traveler to Samoa must meet before they will be granted entry to the country. Each visitor to Samoa must:

  1. Have a return or onward ticket;
  2. Possess a passport valid for a minimum of six (6) months after the intended date of departure from Samoa;
  3. Have a valid visa or permit for entry into the country to which they will travel from Samoa;
  4. State their accommodation arrangements, be they holiday accommodations such as a hotel or resort or with family or friends (specifically the village and family name);
  5. Have documented evidence of sufficient funds for self-support (typically a copy of a bank statement);
  6. Have no record or deportation from other countries;
  7. Have no health problems that would pose a risk to Samoa;
  8. Have no history of criminal charges resulting in a minimum of one year of sentencing; and
  9. Not be on any alert or warning lists.

General Requirements – Student Visa:

  1. A letter from the educational institution in Samoa confirming your enrolment;
  2. Evidence of sufficient funds for self-support;
  3. A letter confirming the details of any awards or scholarships you are studying under;
  4. Evidence of accommodation arrangements if you are a self-supporting student;
  5. A single completed Temporary Resident Application Form for yourself and any dependents; and
  6. A passport valid for a minimum of six (6) months after the intended period of stay in Samoa for each applicant; and
  7. Funds to cover the processing cost for yourself and any dependents.

Please note:

If the purpose of your residence in Samoa will involve you attending classroom and/or food preparation environments, make sure you also have:

  • A completed Medical Report Form; and
  • A completed Radiology Report Form.

Please note:

If you are intending to reside in Samoa for one year or more, make sure you also have:

  • Completed Medical Report Forms for yourself and any dependents 16 years of age or older;
  • Completed Radiology Report Forms for yourself and any dependents 16 years of age or older; and
  • Police reports for each applicant 18 years of age or older.

Fees:

Applications for the Temporary Resident Permit for Study cost (in WST):

  • $300 for the principal applicant; and
  • $150 for each dependent.

General Requirements – Employment Visa:

  1. A completed and signed Employer Sponsorship Form (MPMC101);
  2. Originals or certified copies of all supporting documentation required for the application;
  3. A single completed Temporary Resident Application Form for yourself and any dependents;
  4. A passport valid for a minimum of six (6) months after the intended period of stay in Samoa for yourself and any dependents; and
  5. Funds to cover the processing cost for yourself and any dependents.

If the purpose of your residence in Samoa will involve you attending classroom and/or food preparation environments, make sure you also have:

  • A completed Medical Report Form; and
  • A completed Radiology Report Form.

If you are intending to reside in Samoa for one year or more, make sure you also have:

  • Completed Medical Report Forms for yourself and any dependents 16 years of age or older;
  • Completed Radiology Report Forms for yourself and any dependents 16 years of age or older; and
  • Police reports for yourself and any dependents 18 years of age or older.

Fees:

Applications for the Temporary Resident Permit for Employment cost (in WST):

For offshore applications

  • $600 for the principal applicant; and
  • $300 for each dependent.

For in-country applications

  • $1200 for the principal applicant; and
  • $300 for each dependent.

Visa Fees:

Permits for US Nationals ordinarily resident in American Samoa are priced as follows.

14 day Visitor Permit – $10USD

30 day Visitor Permit – $30USD

Multiple Entry Visitor Permit – $100USD

Transit Permit – $50 Samoan Tala

Traveling to American Samoa on a expired travel document – $50 Samoan Tala

Important Notice: The information provided here is subject to change without prior notice. For confirmation on visa requirements and fees, you may consult with the Embassy or Consulate for Samoa near you.

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