Apostille information in Samoa
Designated competent authority(
The Chief Executive Officer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade*)
Samoa joined the Hague Apostille Convention on September 13, 1999. (Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents).
Public documents include:
- Documents emanating from an authority or an official connected with the courts or tribunals of the state, including those emanating from a public prosecutor, a clerk or a process server;
- Administrative documents;
- Notarial acts; and
- Official certificates which are placed on documents signed by persons in their private capacity, such as official certificates recording the registration of a document or the fact that it was in existence on a certain date and official; and notarial
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade charges $30USD per apostille stamp. If further certification is required (document to be sent out to other Missions like the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
PO Box L1859
+685 21171 / 25313
+685 21 504
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