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Scheduled Visa Appointments Still as US Embassy Reopens

The United Embassy (US Embassy) announced earlier it was closing its operations temporarily at the Abuja headquarters. 

This was due to some security scare and alert. 

However, there office in Lagos was not affected. The US Embassy has announced the reopening of their operations on 24th August, 2018. 

The press release on their website can be found below; 

The U.S. Embassy in Abuja’s consular section will reopen on August 24 for full services for both visas and American Citizen Services (ACS).   Please note that consular functions at the U.S. Consulate Lagos were never affected and will continue as usual.

We regret the inconvenience this interruption of service in Abuja has caused.

Visa and ACS applicants with scheduled appointments for August 24 should come to the Embassy, as usual.

Visa and ACS applicants with cancelled appointments between August 13 and August 23 will be contacted by the Embassy for rescheduling.

Visa and ACS applicants who were requested by an officer to appear again for follow-up questions on existing applications should contact our office to arrange a new date (ConsularAbuja@state.gov for visas or AbujaACS@state.gov for ACS).

Visa applicants:

  • If you submitted a passport through the Interview Waiver Program for visa renewal, it will be processed as soon as possible.
  • If your application was already approved, it will be mailed out (as normal) on the next available DHL shipment to your listed address.

Abuja ACS applicants who wish to pick-up their already-printed U.S. passports may come on Friday 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  If you are uncertain if your U.S. passport has arrived yet, please contact us first at AbujaACS@state.gov .

For information on security in Nigeria: Visit Their Website

US Embassy
United States Embassy, Abuja building.


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