Samoa Visa Requirements for international students

To receive a Samoan Student Visa, you must first get accepted into an educational institution in Samoa. This is why it is important to apply through RocApply and secure a vacancy in any of the universities of your choice to proceed with an application for a visa. The student then has to apply at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for authorization for your Student Visa.

 Required Forms    

  1. Completed Visa Application Form signed by the applicant
  2. Letter of Financial Support

  Visa Types   

a)      Single Entry Visa – Issued for a single entry and is valid for six (6) months.

b)      Multiple Entry Visa – Issued for multiply use and is valid for twelve (12) months.

    Requirements for Issue:   

  1. Letter from Institution of study
  2. Letter of financial support from sponsor or parents.
  3. Two (2) photographs
  4. Birth certificate of applicant
  5. Letter of Authority (Non Parent)
  6. Photocopy of applicant’s passport bio-data page
  7. Proof of Samoan identity or status of sponsor
  8. Recent Bank statement of parent or sponsor and or letter of employment of sponsor or parent
  9. Completed visa application form
  10. One year open return ticket if the applicant is extra-regional.
  11. Security Clearance if country of interest.

   Visa Categories   

  • Student’s Visa.
  • Dependent’s Visa
  • In Transit’s Visa
  • Temporary Employment ’s Visa.
  • Business/Visitor’s Visa

  Supporting Documents (General)   

  • One passport size photo.
  • Copy of Bio data page of passport of the applicant and sponsor
  • A sponsor is required for those applying for visa to extend their stay
  • Document showing relation between sponsor and applicant.
  • Letter of financial support
  • Bank statement from sponsor if self employed
  • Letter from Employer
  • Proof of status of sponsor, either:
  • Nationality Certificate along with Valid Photo ID
  • Samoa Permanent Residence
  • Samoa Passport
  • Temporary Employment Permit

Important things to note

Once you submit the completed application, you have to wait for one to seven days for the application to be processed, although it may take longer depending on the specific Embassy/Consulate. After your application has been processed, you can pick up your visa during the pick-up hours.

Since different Embassies or Consulates may have their own rules and requirements, it is always advisable to contact them first. You’ll learn about whether you need to make an appointment, their opening hours, and their specific requirements.

ROCAPPLY DISCLAIMER: This is NOT an exhaustive list of required documents. The Samoan authorities can ask you to submit any additional documents as they see fit during any stage of your application processing.

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