Passport and visa regulations
|Passport required||visa required||Return ticket required|
|Other EU countries||Yes||no||Yes|
Generally required, must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the intended stay.
Generally required, with the exception of citizens of the following countries listed in the table above for tourist stays of up to 90 days in any 180-day period (unless otherwise stated), provided they have confirmed exit documents or onward/return tickets, sufficient funds, a confirmed address of accommodation in Samoa, a valid visa for the next destination, if applicable, and a passport that is valid for at least 6 months beyond the intended stay. For longer stays, a visa must be applied for before entry. (a) Germany, Austria and Switzerland and all other Schengen States. (b) Turkey (stays up to 60 days). (c) Turkey.
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Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Turkey Germans, Austrians, Swiss and Turks receive a free entry permit for a maximum stay of 90 or 60 days. Visitor Entry Permit: SAT$200. More information from Samoa Immigration.
Visa types and costs
Entry Permit (Tourist, Visitor and Business Visa).
6 months from date of issue. Consular section of the embassy in Brussels (see contact addresses).
An entry permit is required for stays longer than 60 days. The necessary documents can be requested from the responsible consular representation (see contact addresses).
Information from the embassy in Brussels (see contact addresses).
Temporary Resident Permit: 2 weeks. Applications should be made at least 1 month before you plan to enter Samoa.
Entry with children
German: Machine-readable children’s passport or your own passport. Austrians: Own passport. Swiss: Own passport. Turks: Own passport. Note: The same visa requirements apply to children as to their parents. Attention: In the case of minors under the age of 12 traveling alone, it is necessary to clarify with the Embassy of the Independent State of Samoa in Brussels before departure, explaining the details, whether entry is permitted. Since June 27, 2012, children need their own travel document (passport / children’s passport) for trips abroad (also within the EU). Entries of children in the parental passport are no longer possible.
Entry with pets
A health certificate from the country of origin and a permit from the Ministry of Agriculture in Apia are required for each pet. Detailed information from the embassy in Brussels (see contact addresses).