The Department of Legal Affairs is part of the Executive Branch and is under the direction of the Attorney General of American Samoa. The Attorney General is the Territory's chief law enforcement officer as well as the chief legal advisor to the American Samoa Government. 

The Department of Legal Affairs is comprised of several divisions that assist in fulfilling the duties of the Attorney General. These divisions include the Office of the Attorney General itself, the Immigration Office, the Territorial Registrar's Office, the Consumer Protection Bureau, the Weights and Measures Division, the American Samoa Sex Offender Registry, the Parole Division, and the newly established Travel Division which encompasses the Certificates of Identity and OK Board Divisions. 

The Department of Legal Affairs serves the people of American Samoa by providing services that cover a wide range of issues, reaching every corner of the Territory. 


"Our mission is to protect and advance the safety, interests, and quality of life of the People of American Samoa.

We ensure fair and impartial administration of justice.

We enforce the laws of American Samoa

We counsel the government and its agencies on various legal issues.

We protect our borders.

We protect consumers from illegal and fraudulent business practices.

And, we ensure the proper recording and availability of land and title records for the People of American Samoa."



Attorney  General's Office
Immigration Office
 Certificates of Identity

(684) 633-4163 or 633-4164


Office of the Attorney
Immigration Office

(684) 633-0135 or 633-1585

Office of the Territorial

(684) 633-0135 or 633-1585


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