9 Aug 2017

American Samoa to launch online visas

9:35 am on 9 August 2017

American Samoa's attorney general has revealed his office is working on an online immigration permit system that will be launched by the end of the year.

Auditor General of American Samoa Talauega Eleasalo Ale.

Auditor General of American Samoa Talauega Eleasalo Ale. Photo: RNZ/ Monica Miller

Talauega Eleasalo Ale told the territory's Visitors Bureau this week the online platform will allow travel agents and visitors to obtain entry permits through a more convenient and timely process.

A statement from the Visitors Bureau said the attorney general had committed to periodic meetings with travel and airline agents to streamline the entry process as a way of driving visitor traffic and supporting local industry.

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