General Information:

INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH AND FOREIGN EMPLOYMENT PERMIT (IREPOSH)
Va Feiloa'i Faalefaigaluega; Saogalemu ma le Soifua Maloloina

FOREIGN EMPLOYMENT PERMIT

Here can be found Information for applications of Work Permit for Samoa, including requirements, exemptions and application processes.

Given below the conditions and requirements are subject to PART IX of Labour Employment Relation Act 2013

Work Permit Requirements (For Employer and Foreign Employee)

  • Completed, signed application form
  • Appropriate fees
  • Two passport-sized colour photographs
  • Individual Employment Agreement
  • Copy of last month payroll
  • Copy of qualification
  • Copy of the Work Reference from previous Employer
  • Copy of Certificate of Incorporation, Copy Foreign Investment Certificate, Business License if new Foreign Investor
BUSINESS PROCESS

All application forms should be uplifted from the Ministry with the IREPOSH Division. These should be filled by both the employer and the applicant with the attachment of the Individual Employment Agreement for assessment of the Ministry. Below is the usual procedure of processing Foreign Employment Permit Application:

  1. Labour Inspector receive clients FEP 1A Form
  2. Labour Inspector use checklist to cross check if all documents are submit
  3. Checklist compiled where Labour Inspector fill the FEP1A Payment For
  4. FEP1A Payment form prepared by Labour Inspector and verify by Senior Labour Inspector and/ or Principal Labour Inspector
  5. Labour Inspector attached 3 copies of the FEP1A Payment Form to FEP1A and give the client –cashier for payment (all officers are not allowed to receive payment on behalf of the clients)
  6. Cashier write official receipt of payment, and write receipt number on the 3 copies of the FEP1A Payment Form
  7. Official receipt given to client and white copy of FEP1A payment form
  8. Blue copy of FEP1A payment form must be stapled to FEP1A and forward to ACEO IREPOSH
  9. Pink copy of FE1A payment must be kept and filed by the cashier for records
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE LABOUR INSPECTOR

  • Receive applications all require documents and ensures they are fully completed
  • Verifies and cross-checks all information stipulated on the application forms
  • Initiates visits or inspections to work places if required
  • Submits reports of investigation initiated and makes recommendations
  • Compiles reports of inspections carried out
  • Liaise with other officers and sections of MCIL for information on local workplaces
  • Keeps and maintains register of work permits which have been both granted or declined
  • Files all applications and information received
EMPLOYMENT PERMITS EXEMPTION

  • Personnel recognised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade as accredited diplomats or officials representing foreign countries or employed in recognised international or regional organizations
  • Personnel participating in aid-sponsored programmes as volunteers or where less than full salaries are paid
  • Personnel employed in aid funded projects where a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is signed by the Government of Samoa
REQUIREMENTS (FOREIGN INVESTOR)

 

DOWNLOADS

To view or print, you will require PDF viewing software, such as  Adobe Acrobat Reader.
For more information on installing Acrobat Reader, please see the  Site Information section of this website.
 

The information on this page is available in PDF format. Cick on the title below to view or download.

 Foreign Employment Permit Brochure

File details:
Name: FEP Process Eng Brochure 1.4.14
Size: 157KB


 Process for Foreign Employment Permit

File details:
Name: Process for the Operations of FEP
Size: 490KB


 Foreign Employment Permit Checklist

File details:
Name: Foreign Employment Permit Checklist
Size: 98KB


 Foreign Employment Permit Form

File details:
Name: Foreign Employment Permit Form.pdf
Size: 221KB


 Work Permit Information

File details:
Name: work_permit_info.pdf
Size: 37KB


 Individual Employment Agreement

File details:
Name: Individual Employment Agreement.pdf
Size: 147KB
M

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

Should you require further information concerning Work Permits, please contact:

Ministry of Commerce, Industry & Labour
Industrial Relations, Occupational Safety & Health and Work Permits Division
4th Floor
ACC House
Apia SAMOA

Ministry of Commerce, Industry & Labour
Industrial Relations, Occupational Safety & Health and Work Permits Division
P.O. Box 862
Apia SAMOA

Telephone: (+685) 20441
Facsimile: (+685) 20443
Email:
 mpal@mcil.gov.ws

Or please feel free to see our  Contact Us page.

 

Updated: 16 June 2008