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Register a company  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain Foreign Investment Certificate  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain a Business License  (4) expand_more expand_less
Obtain Foreign Employment Employee Permit  (3) expand_more expand_less
Obtain Temporary Residence Permit  (3) expand_more expand_less

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Summary of the procedure

Institutions involved 3 expand_more expand_less

Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Labour (x 7)
Ministry of Revenue (x 4)
MPMC - Immigration Office (x 6)

Results 5 expand_more expand_less

Certificate of Incorporation
Foreign Investment Certificate
Business Licence (with the exception of primary producers)
Foreign Employment Employee Permit (FEEP)
Temporary Residence Permit

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Form 2 - Consent of director or directors- Company registration
Confirmation of registered Postal Box (Samoa Post Office)
National I.D. - Copy of Passport/Driver´s License (x 2)
Evidence of Rules of Incorporation overseas
Evidence of Incorporation overseas
Payment Form for RCIP Division (filled)
Payment Receipt (filled and stamped) (x 2)
Valid Passports of all shareholders
Foreign Investment Certificate Application Form (x 2)
Certificate of Incorporation
Lease or Rental Agreement for Land/Premises
Evidence of capital or funding of business (x 2)
Partnership Agreement (x 2)
Application for Business Licence
Foreign Investment Certificate (x 2)
Deed of Trust
Non-Profit Organization Incorporation Certificate
Filled Business Licence Application Form with TIN Number
Payment Receipt - Ministry of Revenues
Filled Business Licence Application Form with TIN Number (stamped by cashier)
FEEP Application Form 1A
Passport Copy
Medical Clearance Report
Police Clearance Report
Job Description
Signed Job Offer
Business Licence (with the exception of primary producers)
Individual Employment Agreement Form
Evidence of work experience relevant to job offered
Work references related to the proposed job
Evidence of qualifactions for job offered
Payroll record (one period wages of business)
Copy of P4 in relation to wage period
Copy of NPF receipt in relation to wage period
Copy of ACC receipt in relation to wage period
Copy of Advertisement for jobs under General Skills
Cover letter explaining rationale for employing a non-citizen
Payment Receipt (Immigration Office)
Temporary residence permit - Application Form

Estimated cost WST  2,150

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WST 250
Company Registration Fee
WST 50
Lodgement fee
WST 50
Issuance fee
WST 50
FIC Lodgement Fee
WST 50
FIC Issuance Fee
WST 800 -
WST  800 per business activity
Annual business licence fee per activity for company/joint venture/commercial traveller
WST 0 -
WST  352 per business activity
Annual business licence fee par activity for partnerships/non profit organization
WST 900
Application Fee - Off-Island

Total Duration 15 d - 31 d expand_more expand_less

  min max
Total time (sum): 15 d 31 d
of which:
Waiting time in queue (sum): 1h. 20mn 11h. 55mn
Attention at counter: 1h. 35mn 3h.
Waiting time until next step (sum): 15 d 30 d

Laws 9 expand_more expand_less

Business Licences Act 1998 Business Licences Act, 1998
  Section tion 6
Companies Act 2001 Companies Act, 2001
Foreign Investment Act 2000 Foreign Investment Act, 2000
  Sections 6, 8 ,  Article 18(2c)
Foreign Investment Regulation 2011 Foreign Investment Regulations, 2011
  Section  6 ,  Article Schedule 2
Labour and Employment Relations Act 2013 Labour and Employment Relations Act, 2013
  Article IX
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