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Samoa Visa

Type of Samoa Visas

Visitor’s Permit on Arrival
  • Stay period: 90 days
  • Entry: Single
  • Visa Fees: SAT 200.00
  • Ideal for: Indian citizens wishing to visit Samoa for the purposes of tourism, sightseeing, business or visiting friends or family
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Documents required for Samoa Visa:

  • Must have Documents for Samoa Visa :
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    • Original Passport with at least 6 months validity and minimum 3 blank pages + all old passports if any
    • 2 Scanned recent colour photograph. (Photo Specification);
    • Confirmed return flight ticket
    • Accommodation proof (hotel booking or invitation letter if visiting relative/friend)
    • Sufficient financial funds (while in Samoa)
    • Supporting documents relating to Business trip
  • Supporting documents as per your occupation, type of visit:
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    1. If Employed:

    • Leave Sanctioned Certificate: with company seal providing approval for leave
    • Salary Slips: of last 3 months

    2.If Self Employed:

    • Business Proof: Registration License/MOA/Partnership deed
    • Company Bank Statement: stamped & updated for last 6 months with bank seal
    • Company’s Income Tax Returns: of last 3 years

    3. If Retired:

    • Retirement Proof: pension book, statement etc

    4. If Student

    • ID Card: from school, college or institute

    5. If Minor

    • Birth Certificate showing the names of both parents
    • Legalized Letter of Consent (NOC)
    • If the child is travelling with one parent, the letter of consent authorizing travel must be legalized by the other parent
    • If the child is travelling alone or without either parent, a notarized letter of consent from both parents permitting travel
    • Death Certificate: in case one or both parents are deceased
    • ID Proof: of parents

    6. If Visiting friend or relative

    • Invitation letter: stating the relationship with the inviter and purpose of visiting the country & assuring the responsibility for housing and related expenses during the guest's stay in Algeria
    • ID Proof of Inviter: Passport or Resident Permit
    • Address Proof of Inviter: Utility bill

    7. If Sponsored

    • Sponsorship Letter: providing the name of the visitors, what the purpose of the visit is, relationship with the visitors, length of stay, dates of travel & any other additional information if necessary
    • ID Proof of Inviter: Passport or Resident Permit
    • Address Proof of Inviter: Utility bill
    • Proof of Financial Support: updated bank statement, pay slips

    8. For Business Visa

      Introduction/ recommendation letter from:

    • One of the Chambers of Commerce and Industries, government of India;
    • Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India;
    • Export Promotion Council of India; or Reference number from Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Afghanistan.
    • Registration certificate of the company from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India:

    • Income tax documents of the last three years;
    • Letter from the company addressed to the embassy, introducing the business man for visa issuance;
    • Invitation letter from the local partner or prospect local partner company in Afghanistan;
    • Copy of the license (JAWAZ) of the local partner or prospect local partner company in Afghanistan.
    • *Note: The Embassy/Consul General has the right to ask for additional information or documents and request a personal interview with the applicant.

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Samoa Visa FAQs

  • add Do Indian citizens require a Visa to travel to Samoa?

    Yes. Indians Visitors to Samoa can apply for a 90-day Visitor Permit on arrival. A visitor’s permit is issued on arrival for the purposes of holiday, business, visiting friends or family. Work is not permitted on a Visitor Permit.

  • add What is the eligibility criterion for Samoa visa on arrival?

    Before travelling to Samoa please ensure you meet the requirements listed below:

    • Have a return onward ticket
    • Possess a passport valid for a minimum of six (6) months after the intended date of departure from Samoa
    • Have a valid visa or permit for entry into the country to which they will travel from Samoa
    • State accommodation arrangements
    • Have documented evidence of sufficient funds for self-support
    • Have no record or deportation from other countries
    • Have no health problems that would pose a risk to Samoa
    • Have no history of criminal charges resulting in a minimum of one year sentencing Not appear on any alert or warning lists

  • add How long is the Samoa Permit valid for?

    Indians will be issued a Visitor’s Permit valid for a stay of up to 90 days. Visitors wishing to extend stay beyond the sixty (90) days covered under the Visitor's Permit must apply for an extension of their permit. All applications must be lodged at the Immigration Office in Apia before the Visitor Permit expires.

  • add How can I extend the Visitor’s Permit in Samoa?

    Visitors who are in Samoa and wish to apply for a further period of stay as a visitor should use the temporary residence form. To apply for this extension, you must:

    • Complete the application form for temporary residence (MPMC100)
    • Attach a photocopy of onward ticket out of Samoa
    • Provide evidence of sufficient funds to support your extended stay
    • Provide details of accommodation arrangements

  • add What is a Business Visitor Permit?

    A Business Visitor Permit is for persons normally employed and paid offshore who are visiting Samoa for a short visit, to visit a branch of their company, to conduct business negotiations with a Samoan company or to attend a business conference.For other business activity in Samoa, a Temporary Resident Permit is required.

  • add Is my permit valid for the whole of Samoa?

    Yes. The permit is valid for the whole of Samoa.

  • add Can Indians apply for the Visitor Permit in advance before travel?

    No. There is no facility to apply for a Samoa Visitor Permit in advance. Applicants must obtain the permit on arrival itself.

  • add Is there any fear of Samoa Visitor Permit rejection?

    Indians are not liable to face a rejection. However, the above said documents are necessary to enter the country. Failure to produce any of the documents may result into rejection of the Visitor permit, thereby barring you from entering the country. The final decision to grant an entry permit is solely at the discretion of the Immigration officials at Samoa airport.

  • add How long does it take to get the permit?

    Usually, it takes around 20 minutes to get all formalities done and get the permit on arrival at Samoa. However, the time may vary depending on the peak travel period.

  • add What is the process of getting a Samoa Visitor permit?

    After landing at Samoa airport, kindly head to the Immigration counter. The immigration authorities will most likely ask basic questions about the trip and request for supporting documents. Overall, it takes about 20 to 30 minutes to issue an entry permit. The whole method is hassle-free and easy.

  • add Do I need to purchase a Travel Insurance?

    Applicants are strongly advised to purchase a Travel Insurance to secure their trip in the occurrence of unexpected events such as medical emergencies, flight cancellations, baggage delay or loss etc.

  • add Are you still having doubts about the Samoa Visa process?

    Please feel free to contact us for all your Samoa Visa worries. We have you covered across India with presence in all the major cities like Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Lucknow and many more.

    Important Notice:

    The information provided here are subject to change without prior notice. For confirmation on visa requirements and fees, you may consult with the Samoa Embassy or Consulate near you.

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Simple steps to get a Samoa Visa:

Akbar Travels has been a part of more than one million travel dreams. We offer quick and hassle-free Samoa visa assistance. With a highly professional and dedicated team of Visa Experts, we are here to cater to all your Samoa visa application requirements. Read more

Throughout your visa process, you will have a dedicated visa expert handling your application.

Here are the steps to apply for an Samoa Visa through Akbar Travels:
Step 1: Contact our Visa Expert with your travel plans and gather all the visa information and requirements.
Step 2: Pay your Samoa visa fee online and get your documents picked by us from your home or office.
Step 3: Our Visa Expert will verify, complete your Visa application online and schedule an appointment as part of the visa process
Step 4: On the appointment day personally visit the High Commission / Visa Application Center (VAC) to submit your Biometrics (fingerprints) and documents.
Step 5:Receive your Samoa Visa.

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Basic Requirements to visit Samoa

  • Have a valid Passport and valid Samoa Visa;
  • Be in good health Read more
  • Good moral character
  • Thorough knowledge of your accommodation and itinerary details to furnish at immigration if asked to
  • Return flight tickets or onward flight tickets to ensure your return to home country or your next destination once your visa expires
  • Adhere to the moral standards of the country and follow the general rules
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Travel Checklist

  • Passport with at least 6 months of validity
  • Valid Samoa Visa depending on the purpose of your visit and duration of stay Read more
  • Confirmed return or onward tickets.
  • Details of accommodation.
  • Travel itinerary
  • Foreign currency
  • Any additional documents to support your purpose of visit, especially for business visa travellers
  • Have all documents authenticated before traveling
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What to do when you arrive in Samoa ?

  • Keep all your travel documents ready to be produced for verification by the immigration officers
  • Ensure you are not carrying any forbidden items that will not pass through customs, including ‘any immoral items liable to cause a breach of the peace’ like books, audiobooks, audio and video tapes Read more
  • Always carry your passport or a copy of it while traveling within Samoa
  • Note down emergency helpline numbers in the country
  • Be aware of the general rules of conduct in public places
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Samoa Travel guide

Samoa is officially the Independent state of Samoa is known as “Western Samoa”. This ocean country is the blend of two main islands “Savaii” and “Upolu” and other four small islands. The island was discovered by “Lapita” people and they settled themselves around 3500 years ago. Samoan language and Samoan cultural identity was developed by them which is unique. On 4th July1997 government amended the constitution to change the name from “Western Samoa” to “Samoa”. Since then this island is known as Samoa. Read more

  • Samoan culture maintains its historical customs, language, social and political systems. Christianity was introduced and many of the Samoans were converted themselves into Christianity. Some of the Samoans live in a communal way participating together in all different activities. The traditional dance of Samoa is “Sasa”. Dancers will stand in rows to form different formations synchronizing movements in time with each other to the rhythm of wooden drums or rolled mats in this dance. Another dance called “Fa’ataupati” or the “Slap Dance” is performed by males creating the rhythmic sounds by slapping different parts of the body.
  • Samoa is also known as “Western Samoa”. It is an island country which consists of two main islands called “Savaii” and “Upolu” and four smaller islands. “Apia” is the capital city of Samoa.
  • Samoa has been gifted with abundant natural beauty. Apia the capital city of Samoa portrays the brilliant blend of pristine beaches, shopping and vibrant night life. It is famous for handicrafts across the Pacific region. Pandanus fibre woven baskets, mats, bags, coconut shell jewellery and beautifully carved bowls are great souvenirs to take home.
  • Generally, for most of the people the leisure activity to relax is either listening to music or playing indoor or outdoor games. The national sport of Samoa is “Rugby Union”, along with netball, volleyball and Samoan cricket are also famous. Samoans are also seen in Boxing, Kickboxing, Wrestling and Sumo wrestling.
  • Samoa’s economy has been dependent on agriculture and fishing at local level. Later development aid, private family remittances overseas and agriculture exports have become key factors in nation’s economy. Export products are coconut oil, coconut cream and copra. Tourism sector has also been joining in the country’s economy since 1996. The Samoa government provides eight years of primary and secondary education that is tuition free and is compulsory through age 16.
  • Samoa’s economy has been dependent on agriculture and fishing at local level. Later development aid, private family remittances overseas and agriculture exports have become key factors in nation’s economy. Export products are coconut oil, coconut cream and copra. Tourism sector has also been joining in the country’s economy since 1996. The Samoa government provides eight years of primary and secondary education that is tuition free and is compulsory through age 16.
  • Samoa’s economy has been dependent on agriculture and fishing at local level. Later development aid, private family remittances overseas and agriculture exports have become key factors in nation’s economy. Export products are coconut oil, coconut cream and copra. Tourism sector has also been joining in the country’s economy since 1996. The Samoa government provides eight years of primary and secondary education that is tuition free and is compulsory through age 16.
  • There are no direct flights to Samoa from India. The journey from India to Samoa takes almost 31hrs to 45 hrs. You can opt for connecting flights from New Delhi, Chennai and Bangalore to reach Faleolo International Airport, Samoa. The international airlines which fly to this route are: Singapore Airlines, Air India, Cathay Pacific, China Southern Airlines, Jet Airways and Malaysian Airlines. For instance if you board a flight from Bangalore airport, your first break will be at Singapore then next stop will be at Auckland airport and finally to the airport in Samoa.
  • What to see in Samoa?

  • Samoa is a supreme place to spend your vacations. It is the best choice for museums, landmark, geyser, waterfall, market, cultural centre and many more. Some of most incredible attractions of Samoa are: the natural assets of the land the warm climate, the genuinety of the people, the old age Polynesian culture and the village life style. This makes Samoa a truly rare and wonderful experience of travelling there.
  • Apia, the capital of Samoa islands is the base area for exploring the island. There are number of activities to do and especially characteristic building of the parliament, the tombs of the kings of Samoa and “Mulifanua Plantation” which the largest copra plantation in the south pacific are worth visiting sites. The scene which attracts visitors with is its beauty and charm is driving around the coastal road in southern coast.
  • Next is the Savaii Island with many beaches. The Mount Matavanes, a volcano whose eruption in 1905 caused destruction, has become one of the most striking features of the island due to the lava formations. It is the largest island in Samoa with many natural attractions like bush rainforests secluded beaches and mountainous interior. You can grab an opportunity to swim with turtles at the turtle sanctuary at Sataolepai, “Afu AAU” waterfalls and the spectacular “Alofaago Blowholes” near Taga.
  • “Coconut Man” Tofa at Taga Blowholes in Samoa is the special attraction for tourists. You can collect some coconuts and drop it into the wholes of the rocks. You can see that they are shot into the air, easily reaching the height of 100 feet.
  • For the adventurous people, go around the village of “Lotofaga” on the south coast and experiences the “To Sua Trench”. A driveable under water tunnel connects the trench of the sea which is surrounded by beautiful gardens. These gardens are popular picnic spot for Samoa.
  • Soak up yourself with natural beauty of Samoa, the beautiful sunset, the clear waters, watching shooting stars, swimming under a waterfall and many attractive interesting places in Samoa.

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Samoa Facts and Figures

Region:
Official Name: - Western Samoa
Continent:
Australasia, Oceania
Location:
In Pacific Ocean between Fiji and French Polynesia
Major cities :
Apia, Asau, Mulifanua, Afega
Independence Day:
1st January 1962
Capital:
Apia (population 40,407)
Time in Samoa:
UTC (+) 13 hrs Read more
Language:
English and Samoan
Area:
2,842 km2
Population:
197,773
Religions:
Christianity
Currency:
Samoan tālā
Highest Point:
Mount Sisisili (6070 ft) (1857 m)
Main Airlines:
Singapore Airlines, Air India, Cathay Pacific, China Southern Airlines.
International Airports :
Faleolo International Airport, Pago Pago International Airport, Maota Airport
Best time to visit:
July to September
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