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Nathaniel

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Moving to American Samoa - can anyone help?
« on: February 09, 2009, 10:17:43 AM »
Hello, my wife and I want to move to American Samoa this year. We have searched and tried to find an much information as possible, but still have some questions if someone could help.

How easy is it to find a furnished 1 bedroom apartment of small house for rent? We would move before finding one and have to stay in a hotel until we can rent one. Also what is the average price for this type of rent?

Are any of the Islands easier to start in when we first move?

What is the average price for food - are the stores and markets expensive?

Finally, I know that as US Citizens we can stay there, but are we allowed to work as well or do we need a Visa for that?

Thank you for any help you can provide.

ipacific

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Re: Moving to American Samoa - can anyone help?
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2009, 12:11:57 PM »

U.S. Citizens can visit American Samoa for tourism or business without a visa for 30 days.
An airplane ticket showing departure is required to prove you will only stay 30 days.
Or proof of employment, such as a teacher with a Dept. Of Education contract.
After that the Attorney General of American Samoa must give permission to stay.
The US government does not get involved in immigration to American Samoa.

Other nationalities need to obtain a visa as for the United States.
http://samoa.usembassy.gov/non-immigrant_visas.html

MontereyMike

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Re: Moving to American Samoa - can anyone help?
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2010, 11:04:55 PM »
Here are some blogs you might find helpful

http://weaver-in-samoa.blogspot.com/
http://tikidonkey.blogspot.com/
http://tropicalbrowns.blogspot.com/
http://www.palangipost.blogspot.com/
http://wildpalagi.blogspot.com/

And look for ours coming soon. My wife and I head to Samoa in Sept 2010!

Nuriel22

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Re: Moving to American Samoa - can anyone help?
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2010, 01:26:40 PM »

This is the best help we can do


robati

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Re: Moving to American Samoa - can anyone help?
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2010, 03:13:14 AM »
Any reputable property/real estate agents to help with finding a home to LEASE?

ipacific

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Re: Moving to American Samoa - can anyone help?
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2010, 07:33:36 AM »
The best idea is to ask your employer for help getting settled.

You can find some places for rent in the Samoa News:
http://samoanews.com/classifieds.php

arjlyn06

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Re: Moving to American Samoa - can anyone help?
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2010, 07:40:55 PM »
Asking for a help of a real estate agent also can help you to buy property there. Check this out, it can help you to find a real estate, http://realestate.classifieds1000.com/US/American_Samoa. Hope you will like it and good luck for moving to a new place.

rodders

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Re: Moving to American Samoa - can anyone help?
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2010, 06:28:50 PM »
thank you for the blog sites


murrayjoan

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Re: Moving to American Samoa - can anyone help?
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2011, 10:17:18 AM »
Thanks montereymike. I enjoyed those sites provided.

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Re: Moving to American Samoa - can anyone help?
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2014, 10:41:57 PM »
If you are looking for more information about immigrating to American Samoa you can visit this link here:
http://www.samoaimmigration.gov.ws/ContactUs/tabid/6861/language/en-US/Default.aspx
http://www.samoaimmigration.gov.ws/ContactUs/tabid/6861/language/en-US/Default.aspx
 Enjoy :)

ipacific

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Re: Moving to American Samoa - can anyone help?
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2014, 07:52:02 AM »
The previous post had some good information about Western Samoa immigration. For American Samoa, the rules are different.  Many articles on the Web confuse American Samoa and (Western) Samoa, two distinct countries with their own rules for immigration.

American Samoa is considered part of the United States, and US citizens can live and work there, but it has its own regulations regarding immigration.

All visitors (including US citizens) require a passport valid for 6 months.

Visitors who are permitted to enter, are granted a 30 day visa.

Citizens of Canada, Australia, New Zealand and United Kingdom do not require a visa and are granted a 30 day stay. All other nationalities must apply for a visa in advance.

Most visas can be extended for an additional 30 days by applying to the Attorney General's Office.

Non-US women who are more than six months pregnant will be refused entry as will nationals of more than 25, mainly muslim, countries, who do mot have the personal approval of the Attorney General of American Samoa.

An exit permit is needed from Immigration. It is possible that passports may be held until departure.

Contact regarding visas.
Immigration Dept
Attorney General’s Office
Tel: (1 684) 633-4163
Fax: (1 684) 633-1838





 


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