Extracts from commercial register of American Samoa

Schmidt & Schmidt provides extracts from the commercial register of American Samoa with a translation and an apostille.

The Territory of American Samoa (U.S. Samoa; not to be confused with Independent State of Samoa) is an unincorporated territory of the United States of America, located in the Pacific Ocean. Head of state is the President of the United States. Head of the government is the Governor of American Samoa, elected by direct vote. Local currency is the US dollar. Official languages are English and Samoan. People of American Samoa are the “non-citizen nationals” since they are not granted US citizenship at birth.

Economy of American Samoa is based on the public sector, private sector, and tuna fishing. American Samoa is strongly dependent on the USA, with the United States being its main trade partner and donor. Main employer in American Samoa is the government.

American Samoa is present on the EU’s black list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes: “American Samoa does not apply any automatic exchange of financial information, has not signed and ratified, including through the jurisdiction they are dependent on, the OECD Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance as amended, does not apply the BEPS minimum standards and did not commit to addressing these issues”.

Legislation of American Samoa is based on the legislation of the USA. Business activities are regulated by the American Samoa Code Annotated (A.S.C.A.).

Main types of businesses in American Samoa

  • Limited liability company
  • Corporation (joint-stock company)
  • Sole proprietorship

Commercial register of American Samoa is managed by the American Samoa Department of Commerce. Registration procedure is available online.

American Samoa Department of Commerce comprises six departments that supervise all business activities on the islands.

Contents of the register

Main extract available from the commercial register of American Samoa is a company profile. It comes in the English language and contains information about a company, relevant at the moment of the request.

  • Full legal name
  • Registration number
  • Type of business
  • Current status (active/inactive)
  • Registrar’s details
  • Jurisdiction
  • Other available information
  • NB: Information about some companies may be unavailable, or available for a fee. Due to confidentiality laws, obtaining certain information may be problematic.

    Search in the register is not free of charge. Search results are sent to you within 7-14 days after request submission.

    To get a required document, we will need the following information about a company:

    • Full legal name
    • Registration number

    An extract from the business register of American Samoa can be used in order to:

    • Obtain detailed information about potential business partners
    • Negotiate foreign trade agreements
    • File legal claims

    Legalization extracts from American Samoa

    American Samoa acceded to the The Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents on 15 October 1981, as a part of the United States of America.

    Therefore, the documents issued in American Samoa are subject to a simplified apostilling procedure, thus the documents gain full legal value in Convention member states after notarised translation.

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    In addition, you can order notarised translation from English.

    We provide extracts from the register in strict compliance with the legislation of Unites States of America and the General Data Protection Regulation.

    Inquiries are processed within one working day. Courier delivery of apostilled documents is paid separately by courier service tariffs.

    You can order free preliminary availability check of required information on our website.

    Service Price incl. German VAT 19% Price excl. VAT
    Price for an Electronic Extract from 47,60 from 40,00
    Price for an Extract with Apostille without international shipping from 1190,00 from 1000,00

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    We offer extracts from the commercial registers of more than 100 different registers in countries spread all around the globe. Additionally, we offer annual statements for a variety of companies. The original extract from any commercial register can be sent to you by mail or as a pdf-file via e-mail. Besides that, commercial register extracts can be authenticated with an apostille.

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