American Samoa is NOT a member of the Hague Apostille Convention. What this means is that all the processes just got a bit more complicated. Authentication, the process also referred to chain attestation will involve much more principles and government interaction than just getting an apostille.
The ultimate goal of the authentication is to obtain a stamp, seal and signature of every government body involved in the process including the diplomatic mission of the country in question, i.e. Consulate, Embassy or Interest section. Correct, an interest section. No all countries have a full diplomatic representation in the United States, and therefore maintain an Interest section office within one of the Embassies for a different nation.
Chain attestation protocol entails that you properly prepare the document on each link. Otherwise, you may risk a rejection latter on causing the rejection, delay and unnecessary additional costs associated with doing everything over again.
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