American Samoa


Law Enforcement

Reason to contact:

Contact your local police to file a missing person's report and request that your child's name be entered into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) computer database. 

FBI Field Office
American Samoa falls under the purview of the Honolulu field office
Honolulu Field Office
91-1300 Enterprise Street    
Kapolei, HI 96707
Phone: (808) 566-4300
Fax: (808) 566-4470

Department of Public Safety
American Samoa Public Safety
Phone: (684) 633-1111
Fax: (684) 633-7296
Criminal investigations: (684) 633-1111 ex. 251 

Port Authority
Port Pago-Pago
Phone: (684) 633-4251
Fax: (684) 633-5281


Country-wide resources:
Removing, or attempting to remove, a child from the United States or retaining a child outside of the United States with the intent to obstruct parental rights is a Federal crime under the International Parental Kidnapping Crime Act (18 U.S.C. 1204).  The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has jurisdictional authority for investigating Federal crimes.  FBI field offices are located throughout the U.S. and should be contacted if you have questions or believe your child has been or will be abducted outside of the United States.  To locate the FBI field office closest to you, access this link:



Reason to Contact:
If you know your child is being taken to the airport as part of possible abduction, contact the airport for help.  You should have copies of all custody and legal documents ready to send by email or fax, if needed. You can contact the State Department’s Office of Children’s Issues to assist you with this process.  You can reach them at or by calling 888-407-4747. 


Legal Assistance

Reason to Contact:
If you are involved in an international parental child abduction case in the United States or abroad, a legal aid group may be able to help you with your legal representation. Legal aid organizations provide free legal help or help at a low cost to eligible individuals. Eligibility is mainly based on income and resource limits. There are also rules on the types of cases they will take. 

For information about legal aid and other legal referral resources, visit

Follow the prompts for the particular state in which you are seeking legal services.

American Samoa Attorney General’s Office
American Samoa Gov’t, Exec. Ofc. Bldg.
Utulei, Territory of American Samoa,
Pago Pago, AS 96799
Phone: 684-633-4163 or 684-633-7504

American Samoa Legislature
Phone: (684) 633-1621


Resource for State Statutes

Reason to Contact:
The resources below may help you determine your state custody laws and if your state has laws on abduction prevention.  You may also want to consult the Attorney General’s Office website of your state or contact an attorney licensed to practice law in your state.  (Please note: the resource below may not be current and may change at any time. This resource is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. 

Non-Profit Organization
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC)

333 John Carlyle Street, Suite 125
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone:  703-224-2150 

Last Updated: April 3, 2024