The Government of Samoa welcomes all genuine visitors to Samoa and the role of Samoa Immigration is to help make travel to and from Samoa as easy as possible. As such, visitors to Samoa (ie. tourists) are not required to obtain an entry permit prior to travelling to Samoa, as a sixty (60) day permit is issued upon arrival. There are a number of requirements that must be met before the permit is issued, which are detailed in the Entry Requirements section below.
US Nationals ordinarily resident in American Samoa visiting Samoa have seperate requirements. They are ineligible for the Visitor Permit. Please see the information below.
Any individual interested in staying in Samoa for purposes other than tourism or visiting must apply for a Temporary Resident Permit. Please see our Permit Services section for full details of all the available permits.