The British High Commission in Apia maintains and develops relations between the UK and Samoa.

Find out more on our UK and Samoa news page. You can also access UK government services while in Samoa.

British High Commission in Apia does not provide consular services. For consular assistance, contact British High Commission in Wellington.

Urgent assistance

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

You can apply for an emergency travel document if you’re abroad and your passport has been lost or stolen, damaged or expired, and you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.

Apply online for 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.

Consular fees

The British High Commission in Wellington charge fees for some consular services. See the full list of consular fees.

Our people

David Ward

British High Commissioner to Samoa

Contact us

British High Commission Apia

Cross Island Road (100 metres off Beach Road)

Contact form

+64 (0) 4 924 2888

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.

Access and opening times

Corporate information