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The American Samoa Entry Permit Waiver Program permits citizens of specific countries to visit American Samoa without needing an entry-permit or visa for a period of 30 days or less. See the list on the right of all the participating countries. If you hold a passport from these countries, then you are eligible to apply for a permit waiver. You must apply and receive authorization at least 3 business days prior to travel. Real time approvals will no longer be available and arriving at the airport without a previously approved OK Board will likely result in being denied boarding. 

 

Travelers entering American Samoa to board fishing vessels or other commercial vessels are not eligible for the EPWP.  Cruise ship passengers need not apply for an OK Board. Check below for requirements or click here to start the  application process

NOTE: Starting October 19,2023 the $20 USD fee will change to $40 USD 

Documentary Requirements for Travel Under the EPWP

Travelers to American Samoa under the EPWP, must have a valid passport for at least 6 months after planned departure from American Samoa

Passports must be issued by the proper passport authority and must meet international standards for storing and securing information corresponding to the passport and bearer.

What you would need when applying online:
  1. A copy of your Passport;

  2. A copy of your ticket or itinerary indicating that a round-trip ticket or onward passage;

  3. Your local contact information when on island;

  4. A valid credit card to pay the non-refundable application processing fee.

What happens when I get approved for entry under the EPWP?

You will be provided with an authorization to enter American Samoa by way of an OK Board that you will be required to bring with you upon arrival.

What if I have not applied for an Entry Permit Waiver before I arrive in American Samoa?

You may be turned away at any of the Ports of Entry if you do not apply for and receive approval (by way of an OK Board) from the Attorney General's Office. 

  1. Andorra

  2. Australia

  3. Austria

  4. Belgium

  5. Brunei

  6. Canada

  7. Chile

  8. Croatia

  9. Czech Republic

  10. Denmark

  11. Estonia

  12. Finland

  13. Federal States of Micronesia

  14. France

  15. Germany

  16. Greece

  17. Hungary

  18. Iceland

  19. Ireland

  20. Israel

  21. Italy

  22. Japan

  23. Latvia

  24. Liechtenstein

  25. Lithuania

  26. Luxembourg

  27. Malta

  28. Marshall Islands

  29. Monaco

  30. Netherlands

  31. New Zealand

  32. Norway

  33. Palau

  34. Portugal

  35. Poland

  36. San Marino

  37. Singapore

  38. Slovakia

  39. Slovenia

  40. South Korea

  41. Spain

  42. Sweden

  43. Switzerland

  44. Taiwan

  45. United Kingdom*

Entry Permit Waiver Program (EPWP)

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