American Samoan visa for Samoan citizens

A visa is REQUIRED for Samoan passport holders visiting American Samoa for tourism and business purposes. See detailed requirements below:

Visa requirements:

Visa type Purposes Visa requirements Allowed stay
Tourist visa For Samoan citizens to enter American Samoa for a short-term tourism purpose. Visa required N/A
Evisa American Samoa e-visa for Samoan citizens Not Available
Visa on arrival American Samoa visa on arrival for Samoan citizens Not Available

American Samoa tourist visa requirements:

  • Holding Samoan passport that is valid for six months beyond the period of the intended stay in American Samoa.
  • Proof of onward travel (departure) from American Samoa.

If you are looking for American Samoa visa information, such as available types of visas, or how to apply from Samoa, we recommend you visit or contact the embassy or consulate of American Samoa nearest your place of residence.


Tourism Statistics Chart

The line chart shows the number of visitors from Samoa traveling to American Samoa from 2008 to 2018.

Year Number of visitors (Samoa) estimated Change (%)
2008 19,746 N/A
2009 19,954 1.05%
2010 21,825 9.38%
2011 21,201 -2.86%
2012 20,162 -4.90%
2013 20,370 1.03%
2014 20,786 2.04%
2015 21,251 2.24%
2016 22,371 5.27%
2017 22,954 2.61%
2018 22,724 -1.00%

References: UNWTO.org, World Bank and multiple sources. (This data is for informational purposes only. Please see our disclaimer page for more information.)

American Samoa & Samoa comparison

American Samoa's area is approximately 200 km2 (77 sq mi), while the area of Samoa is approximately 2,830 km2 (1,092 sq mi). This means Samoa is 14.15 times bigger than American Samoa.

As of June 2021, American Samoa's population is ~55467 people - 204,498 fewer people than the population of Samoa.

We have highlighted American Samoa & Samoa’s relative positions on world's map for your reference.

American Samoa Samoa Difference
Population (est 2021) 55,467 259,965 204498 fewer people live in American Samoa than Samoa
Number of diplomatic missions abroad (est) 0 3 American Samoa has 3 fewer diplomatic representations abroad compared with Samoa.
Travel freedom (2021) 0 94 American Samoa passport holders visit 94 fewer countries and territories without a visa.
Number of foreign missions hosted 1 13 American Samoan hosts 12 fewer foreign missions than Samoa.

Frequently asked questions, answered

How many visitors from Samoa travel to American Samoa in one year?

The number of visitors from Samoa visiting American Samoa in 2018 was approximately 22,724.

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