American Samoa - Apply for a new passport
- 1 Procedure
- 2 Required Documents
- 3 Office Locations & Contacts
- 4 Eligibility
- 5 Fees
- 6 Validity
- 7 Documents to Use
- 8 Sample Documents
- 9 Processing Time
- 10 Related Videos
- 11 Instructions
- 12 Required Information
- 13 Need for the Document
- 14 Information which might help
- 15 Other uses of the Document/Certificate
- 16 External Links
- 17 Others
Complete a copy of the Samoan Passport/DoI Application Form, signed by yourself and by your certifier;
Get original or certified copies of all other documentation as required
Applications for travel documents can be submitted to the Samoa Immigration office in Apia, or the Government of Samoa overseas Missions
The application must be accompanied by the application fee, which must be in the currency of the country in which the application is lodged.
Two passport photos and an application form signed by a certifying individual
An original or certified copy of a birth certificate;
if the birth certificate is not issued by the Samoan Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, original or certified copies of documentation that confirms Samoan citizenship of the applicant;
Documentary proof of matai title
Office Locations & Contacts
OIA Field Representative
Department of the Interior
P.O. Box 1725
Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799
Phone: 1 (684) 633-2800
Fax : 1 (684) 633-2415
Cellular Phone: 01 (684) 733-5085
Email: [email protected]
EST -6 hours; DST -7 hours
All citizens of American Samoa are eligible
Standard five (5) working day processing - Adult $200 / Child $100
Urgent two (2) working day processing - Adult $250 / Child $150
All passports are valid for a ten (10) year period.
Documents to Use
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The standard processing time for a passport application is five (5) working days. Urgent applications are processed within two (2) working days.
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Passports issued to children 16 years of age or under, are only valid for a five (5) year period.
All applicants must fill out the Samoan Passport/DoI Application Form.
The form must also be signed by the applicant's certifier. Any application form that is not certified cannot be processed.
- Proof of Samoan citizenship
- Applicant name
- Date of birth
- Place of birth
- Applicant parent id
Need for the Document
American Samoa is an unincorporated of the United States located in the South Pacific Ocean,
American Samoa is the southernmost territory of the US
Although they are governed by the United States, the territories do not have statehood status, and this lesser legal and political status sets them apart from the rest of the United States.
Individual born in American Samoa are considered us nationals and not citizens and can't vote for president.
Information which might help
American Samoans actually receive passports with an imprint describing them as non-citizen U.S. nationals.
Other uses of the Document/Certificate
- Used for international travel
- Used as a proof of citizenship
- Used for identification
More information which might help people.