The Interview

All first-time nonimmigrant visa applicants aged 14 to 79 are required to appear in person at the Embassy for a personal interview. Some applicants under 14 and over 79 who are renewing their visas, may be exempt from the personal appearance requirement and may apply for their visa by mail. This is at the discretion of the U.S. Consular Officer. Official and diplomatic travelers on official government travel are exempt from in-person interviews. Please email for more information.

To make an appointment, click on Schedule an Appointment.

Submit the required documents in person on your designated appointment date and pay the visa fee of either USD $160.00 or Samoan Tala equivalent in cash only.

If approved, your passport will be returned to you in 1-3 business days, unless more documentation is needed. We strongly urge you not to purchase tickets until you have received your visa and passport.

The U.S. Embassy cannot be held responsible for extra costs due to changing tickets or rebooking flights if delivery is delayed. When you have received your visa it is important to check it. Please take some time to read our frequently asked questions page.