Immigration Department

Samoa Government strengthens system for issuance of temporary and work permits

The review is a good platform for the two Ministries to run a reality check of the current system in view of existing government policies, and future pathways for strengthening labour mobility in Samoa.

The improvements made to the system now require all foreign employees’ applications for temporary and work permits to go through the Ministry of the Prime Minister and Cabinet – Immigration Division.

Police identifies false passport producer within Immigration Department

Samoa Police conducted the internal investigation, probing through Immigration paperwork and documentation which identified the culprit.

Attorney General, Lemalu Herman Retzlaff has finalised the charges against the employee for breaching the Public Service Act.

It is anticipated that the suspect will be taken into Police custody at the end of the week.

According to the Ministry of Prime Minister and Cabinet's Immigration Department, further enquiries are now proposed to evaluate the current system for the issuing of new passports.