Immigration & Consular Services


As of 1 August 2022, Samoa has fully reopened its international borders.


Entry Requirements

All foreign passport holders (except US Nationals of American Samoa) are issued a gratis ninety (90) days Visitor’s Permit upon arrival in Samoa, assuming that they meet the following requirements:

  • Have an onward (return) ticket;
  • Possess a passport valid for a minimum of six (6) months after the intended date of departure from Samoa;
  • Have a valid visa or permit for entry into the country to which they will travel from Samoa;
  • State accommodation arrangements;
  • Have documented evidence of sufficient funds for self-support;
  • Have no record or deportation from other countries;
  • Have no health problems that would pose a risk to Samoa;
  • Have no history of criminal charges resulting in a minimum of one year sentencing; and
  • Not appear on any alert or warning lists.

Extending a Visitor’s Permit

Persons wishing to extend their stay in Samoa beyond the ninety (90) days covered under the Visitor’s Permit must apply for an extension of their permit. All applications must be lodged at the Immigration Office in Apia before the Visitor’s Permit expires.

Consular Services

The Samoa High Commission offers a limited range of Consular services, namely, the Waiver Letter and the Exemption Stamp. The Samoa Consulate-General offers a full range of Consular services including passports.

If you would like to travel to Samoa on a foreign passport with less than 6 months validity after your intended date of departure from Samoa then you must apply for a Waiver Letter. The Waiver Letter will exempt a traveler from the 6 months validity period requirement. To apply for a Waiver Letter, the following documents shall be provided – (i) certified copy of the biodata page of your passport, and (ii) a copy of confirmed flight ticket. Foreign passport holders with an Exemption Stamp are not required to obtain a Waiver Letter. This service is available at the Samoa High Commission and the Samoa Consulate-General Office in Auckland.

If you are a Samoan citizen travelling on a foreign passport and would like to travel to Samoa as a Samoan citizen then you will need to obtain an Exemption Stamp. If you are applying for an Exemption Stamp for the first time then you must provide proof of Samoan citizenship (birth certificate(s) or citizenship certificate). This service is available at the Samoa High Commission and the Samoa Consulate-General.

Application Forms

Application for Entry Into Samoa as a Samoan Citizen Holding a Foreign Passport (Exemption Stamp) – Download (apply via the Samoa High Commission, Wellington) / Download (apply via the Samoa Consulate General, Auckland)

Samoa Passport Application Form – Download

Birth Certificate Application Form – Download

Police Report Clearance Application Form – Download

Marriage Certificate Application Form – Download

Document of Identity (DOI) – Download


  • Exemption Stamp (new) – $160
  • Exemption Stamp (transfer) – $110 (existing Exemption Stamp must be provided)
  • Waiver Letter – $50
  • Passport – Please refer to the passport application form for a full list of fees.
  • Birth Certificate – $35
  • Police Report Clearance – $30
  • Marriage Certificate – $25
  • Document of Identity (DOI) – $170

Accepted methods of payment:
Samoa High Commission (Wellington) – Bank transfer and cash
Samoa Consulate-General (Auckland) – EFTPOS, cash and online bank transfer

All applications for passports; birth certificates; police clearance reports and marriage certificates must be lodged with the Samoa Consulate-General in Auckland.

Consulate Office details can be found here.

Entry for American Samoa

All travelers must complete online American Samoa Traveler Declaration via link:–lfPZsFf0w_pp902SWk2xz5cIzPn6QohbSEfHWoZscihOBdCv8

For further enquiries please contact our Consulate Office in American Samoa.

Contact details as follows:

Samoa Consul General, Mr. Fata Brian Kaio


Tel: (+0086) – 010 – 6532 1673 (international)