Our Samoa Visa Guide will teach you everything you need to know about Samoa’s visa policy for people from all over the world, including different types of visas, particular requirements, visa sponsorships, visa fees, and more. It is critical to have a scheduled flight ticket in hand before applying for a visa to Samoa.
Who needs a visa to visit Samoa?
All nations coming to Samoa are exempt from obtaining a visa. All visitors are required to have a passport that is valid for at least six months. The following requirements must be met by all visitors: return or onward ticket, bank statement, no previous record of deportation from other countries, no health concerns that might represent a danger to Samoa, and no history of felony arrests or convictions.
Samoa provides all foreign nationals from around the globe with a free Visitor Permit. Visas will be valid for sixty days, unless a separate agreement applicable to your nationality allows you to stay in Samoa for up to ninety days. Visa is issued at no cost.
Entry into Samoa
Please note that international flights to and from Samoa are limited. There are no COVID-19 restrictions on travel from Ireland to Samoa. There is no necessity to produce immunisation or testing certifications for COVID-19. Passengers travelling to Samoa are required to fill out an Arrival Health Declaration form and are advised to always wear a facemask.
Criteria For Visas to Samoa
Documents required are:
Possess a passport valid for at least six months beyond your planned departure date and containing at least one blank visa page.
Keep documentation of onward and return flights.
Hold all necessary travel documents for your next destination.
Processing Time for a Samoa visa
If you are visiting Samoa merely for tourism or recreation, a visa is not required; however, all visitors aged 12 and older are required to pay a ST $40 exit fee.
Appointment Waiting Times
You will not require an appointment.
Who can visit Samoa without a visa?
If you are visiting Samoa solely for tourism or recreation, a visa is not required; however, all visitors aged 12 and older are required to pay a ST $40 departure tax. It is advised for you to check the Embassy page for updates closer to the time of your travels.
For detailed information on specific parts of the general visa process, you can refer to the links below to find the answer to your query. If you are unable to find any particular information, please contact us via email.
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Samoa Visa Types
The types of visas available in Samoa are for different purposes of stay. Samoa offers tourist, long stay and short stay visas, however, most nationalities can enter without a visa for up to 90 days.
What to do if your visa to Samoa is refused
People regularly ask us how we can “guarantee” the issuance of a visa. Because all final decisions are made by embassies, there is no way to obtain a 100 percent guarantee. All you can do is ensure that your application is as strong as possible. Please get in touch with us if your visa application was denied. You have the right to contest this verdict. The embassy of the Member State that opted to deny the visa distributes a standard form to notify the applicant of the decision to deny a Samoa visa and the reasons for the refusal.
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Applicants must demonstrate that they are of excellent moral character, are familiar with Samoan civics, desire to reside in Samoa, and have spent at least five years in the territory.
All nationalities can enter Samoa without a visa. All tourists require a passport valid for at least six months. All visitors are required to have a return or onward ticket, a copy of their bank statement, no record of expulsion from other countries, no health issues that could represent a risk to Samoa, and no criminal record.
Obtaining a Samoa visa takes all the pleasure out of vacationing. Visas are not required for entry into this country. On arrival, visitors will be awarded a 60-day Visitor Permit. Travelers are required to provide documentation of return or onward transportation, confirmed accommodations, and appropriate cash.