Report Birth Abroad
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As U.S. citizen parent(s), you should report your child's birth abroad as soon as possible to the U.S. Embassy to establish an official record of the child's claim to U.S. citizenship at birth.
You will need to complete an "Application for Consular Report of Birth Abroad", form DS-2029 [PDF]
The official record will be the Consular Report of Birth Abroad, Form FS-240 which is a basic United States citizenship document. An original of this document will be given to you at the time registration is approved.
A Consular Report of Birth can only be prepared at the U.S. Consulate. It cannot be prepared if the child has been taken back into the United States, or, if the person is 18 years of age or older at the time the application is made.
To register the birth of a U.S. child in a foreign country, please call U.S. Embassy, Apia -- Phone +685 21631.
Please be prepared to leave a message on voice mail and we shall respond between 9.00 am and 4:00 pm Monday through Friday.
If you wish to apply for a Social Security Number for your child when you report the birth, also complete Form DS 2029 - Page 3-7 [PDF] and submit both applications together.
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Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) - for projects focused on empowering women to participate in the political decision making and electoral process in Samoa.
Embassy Apia is pleased to announce a funding opportunity through the Full Participation Fund. This funding opportunity is made possible by the Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues (S/GWI). We are seeking proposals for projects focused on empowering women to participate in the political decision making and electoral process in Samoa. The duration of the grant period is one year, starting with the date funds are awarded. A total of up to US$48,000 is available for this program. Post Apia has already set out guidelines and objectives plus activities for the project, therefore, the successful applicant is expected to follow these guidelines and objectives when carrying out the project and closely collaborate with the Embassy during the application process. Funding is conditional upon the availability of resources.
Eligibility is limited to non-profit/nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) within Samoa. Applicants must have significant experience working on projects aimed at promoting equality and advancing the status of women and girls. Proposals should demonstrate creativity, substance, and relevance to national goals relating to the empowerment of women and lifting their status within the communities. Deadline, July 25th. [more information] [Women’s Political Empowerment Grant Proposal Template]
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June 10, 2015 – U.S. Peace Corps and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environmental Program (SPREP) work together to address Climate Change
Peace Corps Director Ms. Carrie Hessler-Radelet joined Director General of the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environmental Program (SPREP), David Sheppard, to sign a Memorandum of Understanding between the two organizations that will strengthen the region’s response to climate change by placing Peace Corps Volunteers within SPREP. [read more]
June 10, 2015 – Peace Corps Worldwide Director Returns to Samoan Community Where She Served as a Volunteer 32 Years AgoPeace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet today returned, for the first time, to Leulumoega where she served as a Peace Corps volunteer 32 years ago. Hessler-Radelet began her career in international development in the early 1980s as a Peace Corps volunteer in Samoa where she taught secondary school English. [read more]