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About Passports

The U.S. Embassy in Apia, Samoa processes passport applications for Samoa.  Currently, processing time for most passports is a minimum of one month.

All applicants must appear in person at the Embassy to make their passport applications.

Old passports will be returned when the new passport is picked up, which must be done at the Embassy. The applicant will be notified when the passport is available to be picked up.

For more information visit the Frequently Asked Questions about passports (FAQs).

If you have any queries or require additional information concerning the procedures for applying for a U.S. passport please contact the U.S. Embassy in Apia - Phone ++685 21436+685 21436  / 21631 / 21452 or 22696. Please be prepared to leave a message on voice mail and we shall respond between the hours of 9.00-4.00pm Monday to Friday.

Passports issued to minors

Both parents' consent is required before a passport can be issued to a minor under 16 years. If one parent cannot appear at the Embassy a statement of consent MUST be submitted.

The Department of State requires that such statements of consent be notarized. The statement must give the non-appearing parent's unequivocal and unconditional consent to the issuance of the passport, and must be notarized before foreign notaries or local officials authorized to take acknowledgments and witness signatures.

After Hours Emergency Assistance

Please phone 7771776.
Please leave a message, and the Duty Officer will return your call.

Embassy Address: 5th Floor,
Accident Corporation Building,
Matafele
Apia 

Ph: +685 21436+685 21436 / 21631 / 21452 or 22696
Fax: +685 22030
Email: AmEmbApia@state.gov 

The Embassy is closed weekends and U.S. and Samoan Public holidays.

IMPT Visa/Passport Systems Notice

  • The systems issues that have affected the Department of State’s ability to issue visas have been resolved; all applicants can schedule appointments as normal. If you are in need of an emergency appointment please visit the webpage below for information about the process and also the criteria needed to request an emergency appointment  ustraveldocs.com/nz.

    The U.S. Consulate General in Auckland has printed all approved visas outstanding for individuals that have already attended their interview or applied by mail.  We apologize for the inconveniences caused by the system outage.  Moving forward we will make every effort to process all applications in a timely manner.

    June 29, 2015 (more information at Travel.State.gov).