Investment Visa Overview

Samoa Residency & Citizenship options

Samoa is a politically stable country with a strong economy, and its citizens enjoy visa-free travel to over 100 countries. Samoa also offers investors a generous tax regime, with no capital gains tax, wealth tax, or inheritance tax. In addition, Samoa has a low cost of living and a tropical climate.

Program 1
  • Name
    Samoa CBI Program
  • Description

    The investor must intend to invest in any of the following qualifying investment areas: 1) leasing and developing of government lands; 2) processing or manufacturing of agricultural produce; 3) processing or manufacturing or fishery products; 4) tourism; 5) information or communication technology; 6) electricity generation through bio-fuel, solar, water or wind; 7) investment in a government development fund for the purposes of national development or investment in a prescribed charitable trust; 8) any services other than any services listed in the Reserved List under the Foreign Investment Act 2000.

  • Requirements

    Invest a minimum amount of SAT$4m (around 1.5M USD). Besides this investment the investor must have a minimum net worth of SAT$2.5m (around 1M USD)

  • Validity
    3 years
  • Investment Type
    Active or Passive or Donation
  • Avg. Processing Time
    3 months
  • Investment Amount
    $1,500,000
  • Avg. Agent Fee
    N/A
  • Physical Presence Requirement
    No requirements
  • Can family be included?
    Yes
Official Government Website
Passport Overview

According to the SovSpot Passport Ranking Index, the Samoan passport is now ranked 40th. It allows people to travel to 133 countries without needing a visa. As a result, it has a good total mobility score. Visa-free travel and visa-on-arrival are available to Samoan passport holders in countries such as Singapore, Russia, South Korea, Malaysia, and the European Union. This enables for almost instantaneous travel opportunities all around the world. A visa is required for Samoan citizens to access 96 countries. Taiwan, the United States, and Australia are among the countries that require a visa.

Passport Rank

40

Visa Free Countries

133

Mobility Stats
  • Dual Citizenship Allowed?
    Yes
  • Visa Free Destinations
    99
  • Visa on Arrival
    32
  • Visa Online
    2
  • Visa Required
    21
  • Visa Free Access
    Schengen, UK, Canada
  • World Surface Area Reachable
    38%
  • Unesco Heritage Sites Access
    31%
Passport Ranking Factors

Samoa Passport Visa Free Countries

The number of countries Samoa passport holders can enter without a visa (i.e. visa-free countries) and those Samoa passport holders can enter by obtaining a visa on arrival (i.e. visa-on-arrival countries) or an electronic travel authorization is added up to determine the Samoa passport ranking relative to other global passports (eTA). There are now 99 visa-free countries for Samoa passport holders, 32 visa-on-arrival countries for Samoa passport holders, and two eTA destinations. In total, Samoa passport holders can visit 133 countries without a visa, via a visa on arrival, or using an eTA. As a result, the passport of Samoa is ranked 40th in the world. Apart from the visa-free and visa-on-arrival countries, Samoa passport holders must get a physical visa or an eVisa to visit 96 other countries (i.e. visa required countries).

Citizenship by Descent - Details
  • CBD Available?
    Yes
  • Generations
    1
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