China Embassy in Samoa

 Visa Application Form of PRC

Ambassador: Ms. Li Yanduan
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
Email: tce@samoa.ws
Office Hours: 08:30-12:00, 14:00-16:30, Monday to Friday (except holidays)

Consular & Overseas Office of Chinese Embassy in Samoa

Tel: +68-5-28935
Fax: +68-5-21115
Office Hours: 08:30-12:00, Monday to Friday (except holidays)

Economic & Commercial Counselor's Office

Mailing Address: Private Mail Bag, Vailima, Apia, the Independent State of Samoa
Tel: +68-5-20802, 21638
Fax: +68-5-21115
Email: ws@mofcom.gov.cn

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 modified on Sep. 04, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on China Embassy in Samoa
Asked by gerald from APIA SAMOA | Jul. 02, 2017 22:27Reply
hi, can I ask what are the requirements for tourist visa going to shanghai, china..
thank u
Gerald b. bautista
Answers (4)
Answered by Vicente from FINLAND | Jul. 02, 2017 22:47
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Hi, you need to provide a filled-out application form affixed with a passport-style photo, your passport and its photocopy, round trip air tickets and hotel reservation.
Answered by Gerald from SAMOA | Jul. 03, 2017 01:08
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But I have a cousin at Shanghai...he rent a house at Shanghai with hes wife and 2 son.. Do I need to have a hotel reservation? Bec he told me its ok to stay in hes place...

Thank u....
Answered by Vicente | Jul. 03, 2017 01:35
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If so, he can write an invitation letter to you and inside the letter, he should state that you will stay at his place after entry. And then you don't need to provide the hotel reservation.
Answered by Gerald from APIA SAMOA | Jul. 03, 2017 02:05
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OK...thank u so much madam...im going to apply my visa when he send the invitation to us...

Have a day...
Asked by Lopati from SAMOA WESTERN | Jun. 12, 2017 19:41Reply
hi please can lodge my application online,
and do you need any other information to support the application, like business license, a letter from the bank etc
Kind Regards
Ropati Sagato
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Answered by Susan from USA | Jun. 12, 2017 20:28
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Hi, you cannot make the application online. You should go to embassy in person to submit the application or find someone else to do that on your behalf.
If you go to China for sightseeing purpose, you need to provide a filled-out application form affixed with a passport-style photo, your passport and its photocopy, round trip air tickets and hotel reservation.
Asked by Merrilee May from AMERICAN SAMOA | Mar. 02, 2017 20:35Reply
Visa to China for US Citizen
I am a US citizen living in American Samoa. Can I come to the Embassy in Apia and apply for a visitor visa to China?
Answers (1)
Answered by Doreen from CANADA | Mar. 03, 2017 20:05
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Yes, you can.
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