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American Samoa - Register a Vehicle

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  1. Complete and submit an application to the Commissioner of Public Safety.
  2. Present a valid inspection certificate.
  3. You must also present the certificate of insurance coverage, the coverage must be effective for the period of the license.
  4. Pay the prescribed motor vehicle license fee.
  5. A valid motor vehicle registration will be issued.
  6. After the applicant has complied with all the requirements, the Commissioner will issue 2 decals stating the period for which registration is effective and are to be placed on the license tags.


Required Documents[edit]

  • Completed application form
  • Valid inspection certificate
  • Certificate of insurance coverage, the coverage must be effective for the period of the license

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Office of Highway Safety
Department of Public Safety
Government of American Samoa
P.O. Box 1086
Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799 USA
Phone: (684) 633-1111
Fax: (684) 633-7296
Email Address: [email protected]

Office of Motor Vehicles
Department of Public Safety
Government of American Samoa
Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799 USA
Phone: (684) 699-9199 or 9188
Fax: (684) 699-4224


All motor vehicles operated in American Samoa must be registered.

Exemption: Vehicle Licensing and Registration code

  1. motor vehicles owned and operated by the Government of American Samoa or the Government of the United States;
  2. motor vehicles validly licensed in any state, except that they are exempt only for a period not to exceed the expiration date of such license or the period specified in 22.1004, whichever comes first, and except that such vehicles must comply with the requirements of paragraphs (b) (2) through (b) (4) of 22.1002, pertaining to inspection, insurance and registration, before such vehicle may be operated on any highway in American Samoa;
  3. motor vehicles owned by or in custody of licensed dealers or importers, while being transported from the point of entry to American Samoa to the premises of the dealer or importer;
  4. motor vehicles being operated to or from vehicle inspection stations for the purposes of obtaining a motor vehicle license as required by this chapter, except that such vehicles must comply with the requirements of paragraph (b)(3) of 22.1002, pertaining to insurance, before such vehicle may be operated on any highway in American Samoa.
  5. Notwithstanding subsection (1), all vehicles owned or operated by the American Samoa Government must be identified with the appropriate government branch or department tags.


Vehicle license registration fees:

  • Motor vehicle, including private vehicles, cargo vehicles, buses, motorcycles, taxis, trailers, tractors and rentals, $32.00; plus per ton of weight: $12.00
  • Bicycle: $2.00

Other license related fees:

  • Renewal for motor vehicle: $32.00
  • Legal Ownership Certificates and Titles: $10.00
  • Transfers: $10.00
  • Shipments: $10.00
  • Conversions: $12.00
  • Duplicate titles: $10.00
  • Late penalties: $9.00
  • Replace a lost or stolen tags or plates: $22.00


All motor vehicle licenses issued in American Samoa expires annually at times as designated by the Commissioner by rules in the interest of public safety. The Commissioner may allow up to 30 days grace period to obtain vehicle inspection certificates.

Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

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Related Videos[edit]

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Application for a motor vehicle license must be submitted to the Commissioner of Public Safety.

Required Information[edit]

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1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.

Need for the Document[edit]

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Information which might help[edit]

Display of license

License tags must be displayed only on the vehicle for which they were issued, and in the following manner:

  • one firmly attached to the front and the other firmly attached to the rear of the vehicle at all times, which shall at all times be kept clean and plainly visible for a distance of 50 feet;
  • the license tags shall be properly illuminated in accordance with subsection (e) of 22.1101.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

  • American Samoa Bar Association:


More information which might help people.