Be sure you know the immigration laws of American Samoa before traveling.
All visitors to American Samoa require a valid passport, return ticket or onward ticket and sufficient funds to support their stay. US Citizens and US Nationals do not require a visa and may enter and leave freely, with return or onward tickets. Australian, New Zealand and citizens of the United Kingdom upon entering American Samoa are issued a 30 day permit under the US Visa Waiver Program. All other international passport holders intending to visit American Samoa for business or holiday are required to apply for an entry visa.
American Samoa is the only United States Territory that has retained oversight of its own borders and the Department of Legal Affairs is tasked with protecting our borders and regulating travel to and from the Territory. Specifically, the Immigration Office ensures lawful entry of all travelers into and out of the Territory.
Immigration officers are stationed at all ports to ensure all travelers entering or departing American Samoa have the proper travel documents. Our office is located on the first floor of the A.P. Lutali Executive Office Building (also known as “EOB”) in Utulei.
Entry Permits are listed as follows:
- 7 Day Permit – Applicable only to travelers from the Independent State of Samoa and only as a block permit. A minimum of ten (10) travelers is required for issuance of a block permit. Click here for more information.
14 Day Permit – Applicable only to travelers from the Independent State of Samoa. Click here for more information.
- 30 Day Permit – Applicable to all foreign travelers. Click here for more information.
- Multiple Entry Permits – Applicable only to business travelers with affiliations or ties to local businesses. Click here for more information.
For further information contact the Attorney General’s Office, phone +1 (684) 633-4163. Or visit the Immigration Office website here. Email the Immigration Office for further information at [email protected].
Don’t even think about bringing drugs to American Samoa. The customs officers are highly trained to spot drug carriers. There are dogs at the airport and post office that reliably find drugs. The penalties for drug smuggling, possession and use are absolutely horrendous. Marijuana is not legal for any purpose.