8 Sep 2017

Samoa hikes fees for American Samoans

1:07 pm on 8 September 2017

Samoa is raising the permit fees for US nationals from American Samoa entering Samoa.

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From 9 October the fee for a permit for up to 14 days will double to $US20.

For urgent issuance the fee will be $US30.

A multiple entry for 12 months will cost $US150.

For people who overstay their permits, a new fee of 200 Samoan tala, or $US80, has been added.

Samoa's consul general in American Samoa Auseugaefa Vaasatia Poloma Komiti told KHJ News that the fees had not been changed for years and the increase reflected higher costs of providing these services.