BASIC (08-05)

GN 00312.342 Samoa – Vital Statistics Records

A. Procedure – Birth and Death Certificates

Birth and death records are maintained by village name.

Birth certificates for adopted children are filed under the child's new name. They can be identified by a “COA” or an “A” entry number on the birth certificate.

Show the following information on all requests for birth and death certificates:

  • Name of the individual and any other names used. (It is not unusual for Samoans to have several names in their lifetimes.);

  • Full names of both parents;

  • Date of the event; and

  • Village in which the event occurred (This is separate from the district in which the event occurred. A district can include several villages.)

1. Office to Contact

Office of Births, Deaths and Marriages
P.O. Box 49
Apia, Samoa

2. Fee

  1. Birth Certificates: $2.00 U.S.

  2. Death Certificates: Unknown.

B. Procedure – Marriage and Divorce Records

Marriage and divorce records are maintained alphabetically under the groom's/husband's name.

Show the following information on requests for marriage and divorce records:

  • Full names of both parties (and other names they have used); and

  • Date when, and the village where, the event occurred. 

1. Office to Contact

Same as for birth and death certificates in GN 00312.342A.1.

2. Fee

Unknown.


To Link to this section - Use this URL:
http://policy.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/lnx/0200312342
GN 00312.342 - Samoa - Vital Statistics Records - 08/26/2005
Batch run: 01/27/2009
Rev:08/26/2005