Expedited Visa for
Samoa

When you need to get your visa for Samoa processed quickly, Travel Document Systems is here to help. All of the requirements and application forms, plus convenient online ordering.

Also known as: Western Samoa

Get a Tourist Visa for Samoa

Samoa issues Tourist visas for:
  • Tourist Travel

Samoa Tourist Visa for US Passport Holders Not Required

When you are travelling to Samoa with a U.S. Passport, a Tourist Visa is not required.

No visa required for a stay of up to 90 Days

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Samoa Tourist Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Samoa with a Non-US Passport, a Tourist Visa is required.

TDS is unable to assist at this time.

Please contact airline directly. Most visas are issued on arrival.

Get a Business Visa for Samoa

Samoa issues Business visas for:
  • Business Travel

Samoa Business Visa for US Passport Holders Not Required

When you are travelling to Samoa with a U.S. Passport, a Business Visa is not required.

No visa required for a stay of up to 90 Days

Check travel recommendations

Samoa Business Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Samoa with a Non-US Passport, a Business Visa is required.

TDS is unable to assist at this time.

Please contact airline directly. Most visas are issued on arrival.

Get a Diplomatic Visa for Samoa

Samoa issues Diplomatic visas for:
  • Official and Diplomatic Government Travel

Samoa Diplomatic Visa for US Passport Holders Not Required

When you are travelling to Samoa with a U.S. Passport, a Diplomatic Visa is not required.

No visa required for a stay of up to 90 Days

Check travel recommendations

Samoa Diplomatic Visa for Non-US Passport Holders Required

When you are travelling to Samoa with a Non-US Passport, a Diplomatic Visa is required.

TDS is unable to assist at this time.

Please contact airline directly. Most visas are issued on arrival.

Travel Information

Get the most up-to-date information for Samoa related to embassy and consulate addresses, foreign relations information, travel advisories, entry and exit restrictions, and travel tips from the US State Department's website.

Vaccinations

No vaccinations required.

While no vaccinations may be required to enter the country, you should still check with the CDC on their recommended vaccinations for travel to Samoa

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About Samoa

Read about the people, history, government, economy and geography of Samoa at the CIA's World FactBook.

A Brief History of Samoa

Migrants from Southeast Asia arrived in the Samoan islands more than 2,000 years ago and from there settled the rest of Polynesia further to the east. Contact with Europeans began in the early 1700s but did not intensify until the arrival of English missionaries and traders in the 1830s. At the turn of the 20th century, the Samoan islands were split into two sections. The eastern islands became territories of the United States in 1904 and today are known as American Samoa. The western islands became known as Western Samoa (now the Independent State of Samoa), passing from German control to New Zealand in 1914. New Zealand administered Western Samoa under the auspices of the League of Nations and then as a UN trusteeship until independence in 1962. Western Samoa was the first Pacific Island country to gain its independence.

In July 1997 the Constitution was amended to change the country's name from Western Samoa to Samoa (officially the "Independent State of Samoa"). Western Samoa had been known simply as Samoa in the United Nations since joining the organization in 1976. The neighboring U.S. territory of American Samoa protested the move, feeling that the change diminished its own Samoan identity. American Samoans still use the terms Western Samoa and Western Samoans.

Learn more about Samoa in our World Atlas

About Us

Travel Document Systems, Inc. (TDS) is a leading visa and passport processing agency. For over 30 years we have served travel professionals, tour operators, and cruise lines, as well as corporate and individual international travelers. TDS specializes in travel that involves visas for more than one country.