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US Embassy Abuja Closed Temporarily

The United States Embassy has announced the closure of consular service in Abuja for both visa and American Citizen services. 

This, however does not affect the Consular services in Lagos. 

This announcement was made on the embassy’s website. 

“Scheduled visa and ACS applicants for Abuja will be contacted for rescheduling.

American citizens in northern Nigeria with emergency services needs should continue to contact the after-hours emergency number for Abuja at 09461-4000 and press “0” to go to the operator to request assistance.

American citizens in northern Nigeria with urgent travel needs who are travelling before Tuesday and who are willing to re-schedule their travel through Lagos should contact the ACS office at Consulate Lagos ( 01460 3400 and LagosACS@state.gov) to discuss their options.  Those travelling after Tuesday should follow up with Abuja ACS to confirm their appointments closer to their appointment date.

Please monitor the Facebook and Webpage of the U.S. Embassy for a later announcement of resumed consular operations in Abuja.”

Credit: US Embassy



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