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American Samoa - Apply for a Commercial Driver License (CDL)

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  1. Complete an application form.
  2. To be granted a commercial driver's license, applicants must pass examinations on the traffic rules and traffic signs of American Samoa, and must pass a vision test with a minimum vision acuity level of 20/40 corrected.
  3. Applicants are also required to pass a road test and pay the license fees.

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Required Documents[edit]

  • Completed application form
  • An applicant for a commercial driver's license must provide legal proof of age and identification such as a birth certificate or passport.
  • Applicant's private driver's license

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Office of Highway Safety
Department of Public Safety
Government of American Samoa
P.O. Box 1086
Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799 USA
Phone: (684) 633-1111
Fax: (684) 633-7296
Email Address: [email protected]

Office of Motor Vehicles
Department of Public Safety
Government of American Samoa
Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799 USA
Phone: (684) 699-9199 or 9188
Fax: (684) 699-4224

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You may apply for a commercial driver's license if you are at least 21 years of age, in good physical condition, of good moral character, fully competent to operate the commercial vehicle under your charge, and hold a private drivers license.


Driver's License Fees:

  • 3-year motor vehicle Private driver license: $12.00
  • 6-month learners permit: $5.00
  • Visitor permit: $9.00
  • Provisional driver license: $9.00
  • Commercial driver license: $8.00
  • Renewal of Private driver license: $12.00
  • Renewal of Commercial driver license: $8.00
  • Duplicate Provisional driver license: $6.00
  • Duplicate Private driver license: $6.00
  • Duplicate Commercial driver license: $6.00


Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use[edit]

Please attach documents that can be used by people. e.g. links

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

Please explain processing time taken in obtaining the document/certificate.

Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
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Please remove the "&" inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, 
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
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Please provide instructions on obtaining the certificate/documents.
e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information[edit]

A list which displays the kind of information which is required to complete the procedure.
1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.

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Need for the Document[edit]

A driving license is an official document which states that a person may operate a motorized vehicle, such as a motorcycle, car, truck or a bus, on a public roadway.

You may not operate any motor vehicle in American Samoa without a valid drivers license issued by the Commissioner of Public Safety in American Samoa.

Following is a procedure on how you can apply for a commercial driver's license.

Information which might help[edit]

Your Driver's License

The issued drivers license indicates the type or general class of vehicles the licensee may drive, which license shall bear thereon a distinguishing number assigned to the licensee, the full name, date of birth, residence address and a brief description and a photograph of the licensee, and either a facsimile of the signature of the licensee or a space upon which the licensee shall write his usual signature with pen and ink immediately upon receipt of the license, and such other information as is determined necessary by the Commissioner.

You must have a drivers license or learners permit in your immediate possession at all times whenever you are operating a motor vehicle and shall display the same upon demand of a police officer.

Note: Commissioner means the Commissioner of Public Safety in American Samoa.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

  • American Samoa Bar Association:

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More information which might help people.