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American Samoa - Apply for a Provisional Driver's License

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  1. To apply for a Provisional Driver's License, you will need to submit file an application to the Department of Public Safety (office address provided below). Forms are available at the office.
  2. For a list of required documents you will need to submit to the Department, call the office first (contact number is also provided below).
  3. You will need to take and pass the written and practical driving test before you are issued a provisional driving license.
  4. The driver’s license indicates the type or general class of vehicles you may drive. Make sure to sign your license after receiving it. Note: No license may be valid until it has been signed by the licensee.
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Required Documents[edit]

List down the documents required for successfully completing the procedure.

1. Proof of child birth from the Hospital.

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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Driver's License Fees:

  • Provisional driver license: $9.00
  • Duplicate Provisional driver license: $6.00


A provisional driver’s license expires after the licensee has completed 2 years’ experience as a provisional driver, excluding any time during which the license was suspended. At the time of expiration, the provisional licensee shall be eligible for a private driver’s license.

Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

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Related Videos[edit]

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There are only 2 types of drivers licenses issued in American Samoa: a provisional drivers license and a private drivers license.

A learners permit is considered a drivers license for purpose of authorizing a person to operate a motor vehicle in American Samoa.

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.

Information which might help[edit]

Your Driver's License

The issued driver's 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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