The British High Commission in Apia maintains and develops relations between the UK and Samoa.
British High Commission in Apia does not provide consular services. For consular assistance, contact British High Commission in Wellington.
If you’re travelling in Samoa, see our Samoa travel advice about coronavirus (COVID-19).
See also our coronavirus travel advice for all our latest guidance on travel during coronavirus.
If you’re in Samoa and you urgently need help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +64 (0) 4 924 2888. If you’re in the UK and worried about a British national in Samoa, call 020 7008 1500.
Get an emergency travel document
If the person needing the emergency travel document is under 16, a parent or guardian should apply on their behalf.
If you are travelling in more than 3 weeks, check if you can get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.
If you are not a British citizen or have not had a British passport before
If you’re not sure, check if you’re a British citizen.
If you’re not a British citizen but think you may be eligible, contact us to apply for an emergency travel document.
Other consular services
Notarial and documentary services
Our high commission cannot carry out notarial acts under the Commissioner of Oaths Act 1889, or on instruction from the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office in London. This includes certifying documents as true copies of originals, administering oaths or taking affidavits. For these or other notarial acts, or legalising documents, please contact a notary public.
The British High Commission in Wellington charge fees for some consular services. See the full list of consular fees.
British High Commission Apia
24/7 support is available by telephone for all routine enquiries and emergencies. Please call +64 (0) 4 924 2888. Public access to the High Commission is by appointment only.