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The requirements for the 7 Days Entry Permit Waiver Program for Samoa citizens are as follows: 

  • Valid passport or document of identity 

  • Confirmed roundtrip ticket

  • Confirmed hotel booking or host who is owner of a home or lessee of an apartment

  • Traveler not excludable under the law

  • Pay a $10 USD non-refundable fee 

  • Traveler must apply 3 business days prior to travel date

  • 400 approvals per month


Travelers entering American Samoa to board fishing vessels or other commercial vessels are not eligible for the PW7.

Documentary Requirements for Travel Under the PW7

Travelers to American Samoa under the PW7, must have a valid passport or document of identity 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 happens when I get approved for entry under the PW7?

You will be provided with an authorization to enter American Samoa by way of an OK Board that you will be required to present to an immigration officer 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. 

Note: For Permit Waiver inquiries, please email

Entry Permit Waiver Program (PW7): Effective October 19, 2023 AS Time

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