Chinese Embassy in Samoa

Ambassador: Mr. Chao Xiaoliang
Address: Vailima, Apia, the Independent State of Samoa
Mailing Address: Private Mail Bag, Vailima, Apia, the Independent State of Samoa
Tel: +68-5-22474
Fax: +68-5-21115

Consular & Overseas Office of Chinese Embassy in Samoa

Tel: +68-5-28897
Office Hours: 08:30 - 12:00 from Monday to Friday

Visa Application

Citizens of Samoa holding ordinary passports are required to prepare the materials needed first, fill out the application form online in advance and provide additional documents, then submit all the application materials to the consular office of the Embassy.  Citizens holding diplomatic or official passports are exempted from visa application if stay in China Mainland for no more than 30 days.

Samoans are allowed to enter Hong Kong and Macau visa-free if staying for no more than 30-days.

Visa Fees (in WST)

Nationality / Visa Types Fees
Samoa Single Entry 38
Double Entries 56
Multiple Entries Valid for 6 Months 75
Multiple Entries Valid for 12 Months 113
New Zealand and Australia Single Entry 75
Double Entries 113
Multiple Entries Valid for 6 Months 151
Multiple Entries Valid for 12 Months 226
The US J-type 493
Other types except J-type 400
Canada All types 159

 Fees above are effective from Dec. 11, 2023 to Dec. 31, 2024. 

Expedited Service Fee

1 working day processing WST 97
2-3 working days processing WST 66

 The regular service takes 4-5 working day.

Brief Intro

Samoa is an island group of Polynesian Archipelago in southern Pacific Ocean, consisting of two large islands and seven small ones (five of which are not inhabited). Most are volcano islands. Enjoying tropical rainforest climate, it has rich rainfall with an annual average temperature of 28℃ (about 82.4℉). November to April is the rainy season.
Capital: Apia    
Time: It is 11 hours later than GMT and 19 hours later than Beijing Time. 
Official Language: Samoan (English is also widely used.)
Major Religions: Congregation, Roman Catholic, Methodist
Currency: sene, tala

Important Holidays

New Year Day (January 1-2)
Good Friday (Friday before Easter)
Easter (first Monday of April)  
Anniversary of World War Ⅱ (April 25)
National Independence Day (June 1)
Labor Day (August 5)
Children's Day (second Sunday of October)
Christmas (December 25)
Boxing Day (December 26)

Notices for Chinese Going to Samoa

1. All visitors over 12 years old should pay for the departure tax, 40 talas. Without an entry permit, stays of less than 30 days is allowed in Samoa. But visitors should show their return or onward tickets and passports valid for at least 6 months at the time of entry into the country.

2. From Samoa Consulate General, High Commission or Embassy, visitors can apply for the permit to enter for stays over 60 days. 2 pieces of photos, round-trip ticket, proof of sufficient fund, invitation, business letter, a fee of about 50 talas and a valid passport. 

 Related China Embassies in Oceania: Tonga, Vanuatu, Australia

- Last updated on Feb. 08, 2024 by Gabby Li -
Questions & Answers on Chinese Embassy in Samoa
Asked by Peato Ale from SAMOA WESTERN | Jan. 02, 2024 07:28Reply
What is the Agency Number for the Chinese Embassy in Samoa?
I am trying to apply for a CSC scholarship in China and I am trying to choose Type-A which requires the said Agency Number. I look forward to a reply, thanks.
Answers (1)
Answered by Dylan | Jan. 03, 2024 23:23

It is suggested to confirm with the embassy directly as it is hard to find it online.
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