Extracts from commercial register of Samoa

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

Independent State of Samoa (not to be confused with American Samoa) is a sovereign island state in the Pacific Ocean. This is a unitary parliamentary democracy that gained independence from New Zealand in 1962. The title of the head of state is O le Ao o le Malo, which means the Chieftain of the Government in the Samoan language. Local currency is the Samoan tala. Official languages are Samoan and English. Samoa is a member of the United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations, World Trade Organisation, and the Pacific Islands Forum.

Samoan economy is largely based on the development aid and remittances. About 60% of labour force are employed in agriculture, but it is the services sector that accounts for the most percentage of GDP. Samoa is classified by the OECD as “provisionally largely compliant” in tax cooperation matters. At the same time, Samoa is present on the EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes: “Samoa has harmful preferential tax regimes, does not apply the BEPS minimum standards and did not commit to addressing these issues”. Thus, obtaining certain information about companies might be problematic.

Business activities in Samoa are regulated by the 2001 Companies Act, 2011 Intellectual Property Act, and other relevant laws. Legislation of Samoa is largely based on the one of New Zealand.

Main types of businesses in Samoa

  • Company limited by shares
  • Company limited by guarantee
  • Hybrid company
  • Limited life company
  • Creditor controlled company
  • Segregated fund international company
  • Branch of foreign company
  • Limited liability partnership
  • International trust

Registration of companies in Samoa is carried out by the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Labour (MCIL), namely the department of Registries of Companies and Intellectual Property Division (RCIP). Work of RCIP is largely automated, and a lot of its services are available online.

Contents of the register

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

  • Full legal name
  • Registration number and date
  • Address
  • Contact details
  • Type of business
  • Current status (active/inactive)
  • Main activities
  • Directors and shareholders
  • Subsidiaries
  • Corporate statistics
  • Other available documents

Other available documents

  • Statutory documents
  • Annual reports

NB: Information about some companies may be unavailable, or available for a fee.

Search in the register is not free of charge. Search results are sent to you within 2-3 days after request submission.

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

  • Obtain detailed information about potential business partners
  • Negotiate foreign trade agreements
  • Register legal entities with foreign participation
  • File legal claims

Apostille for extracts from Samoa

Samoa acceded to the The Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents on 18 January 1999.

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

In addition, you can order notarised translation from English.

We provide extracts from the register in strict compliance with the legislation of the Independent State of Samoa 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 119,00 from 100,00
Price for an Extract with Apostille without international shipping from 714,00 from 600,00

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Should you wish to check the sincerity of your foreign business partner’s request, Schmidt&Schmidt will gladly assist you.

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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