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Health Alert: U.S. Mission Nigeria
July 18, 2020

Location:  Nigeria

Event:  Update on the Global Suspension of Routine Consular Services

The Department of State announced the suspension of routine consular services worldwide in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the Department of State has officially lifted the worldwide suspension, each U.S. mission around the world will need to determine for itself its capabilities to resume routine consular services.

The United States Mission to Nigeria remains unable to resume routine American Citizen Services, immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services at this time. We will resume routine services as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date. The MRV fee paid for visa appointments is valid and may be used to schedule an interview appointment in the country where it was purchased within one year of the date of payment. Our offices remain open for emergency American Citizen Services only.

If you are a U.S. Citizen seeking emergency services e-mail either AbujaACS@state.gov or LagosACS@state.gov.  Please do not come in or call the Embassy in Abuja or Consulate in Lagos.

Evacuation Flights

The U.S. Consulate General in Lagos has a scheduled evacuation flight through Ethiopian Airlines from Lagos to Washington, D.C., via Addis Ababa, on July 23.  THIS FLIGHT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED.

The U.S. Mission has no additional flights from either Abuja or Lagos at this time.  If the U.S. Mission schedules additional flights, we will communicate details to the public.

Evacuation Flight Registration 

U.S. Mission Nigeria released a new evacuation questionnaire on April 22, 2020. If you have not yet completed the questionnaire, please CAREFULLY and ACCURATELY complete the appropriate questionnaire below. EACH TRAVELER in your party must complete his/her own questionnaire in order to be included in our data.  You should complete the form only for the consular district where you are located.

New Lagos Evacuation Flight Questionnaire

New  Abuja  Evacuation Flight Questionnaire    

Actions to Take:


U.S. Embassy Abuja, Nigeria

Plot 1075 Diplomatic Drive, Central District Area

+234 (209) 461-4000 during business hours; after hours press zero (0)


U.S. Consulate General Lagos, Nigeria

2 Walter Carrington Crescent, Victoria Island

+234 (201) 460-3400 during business hours and after hours


State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Nigeria Country Information

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