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American Samoa is a group of islands located in the South Pacific. Even though it is an unincorporated US territory, its inhabitants are not US citizens but "US nationals." Like any other island destination in the South Pacific, American Samoa is an ideal location for lounging on the beach the whole day. The beaches are beautiful and the water is blue and warm. But there is more to explore than just the beaches. We recommend that you go hiking in the mountainous rainforest that boasts of gorgeous views. The top of the Mount Alava is where you want to be - it's a 2-hour hike, and worth every minute.
Before you travel to American Samoa, you need to see whether or not you need a visa. As you might imagine, US citizens and nationals do not need a visa to enter American Samoa, although they will need to bring a passport. At the same time, some eligible nationalities can travel to American Samoa and obtain a visa on arrival, allowing them to stay inside the territory for up to 30 days. Extensions are possible, but can be challenging to obtain. All the other visitors must go to the nearest US embassy.
To check if you are on the list of eligible nationalities for a visa on arrival, you could look up American Samoa’s visa policy and read about it on a ".gov" website. However, we suggest that you skip the hassle and use iVisa’s free and easy Visa Checker. All you have to do is click on the Visa Checker button you see in the top right corner and fill in the boxes. You must select your nationality from the drag-down menu on the left, and then, on the right, you must choose American Samoa as your destination. The result will tell you if you need a visa or not. If you end up needing one, our Visa Checker provides useful information on the embassy closest to you to submit your application in person.
iVisa does not process American Samoa visa application at the moment, but if that changes, we will let you know. In the meantime, if you have any questions related to this visa, you are more than welcome to contact our support service. It is available 24/7, and it's entirely free!
We advise you to use all online information as a reference only. We recommend that you contact your nation's visa issuing authority (usually an embassy or bureau) and ask your questions there. They can give you the most legitimate and up-to-date answers. Meanwhile, what we can tell you is that all travelers who take a trip to American Samoa need to have a passport that does not expire for at least another 6 months from the date of arrival.
Even if we cannot help you get your visa for your trip to American Samoa, we hope that the application process at the embassy is hassle-free and that the information above is useful.
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