Location: Silk Suites Hotel at Zaramaganda Road, Ray field, in Jos City, Plateau State from 8 am to 10 am and then 2 pm to 4 pm on Monday July 9, 2018. An interior room will be designated that morning and posted at the entrance.
As a special service, U.S. Embassy consular personnel will accept passport applications and perform notarials in Jos City on July 9th.
Many countries require at least six months of validity on your passports.
Check the entry requirements for your destinations here.
Please RSVP with SchardingMJ@state.gov by Sunday July 8 at 5pm.
- Walk-ins without appointments may be turned away.
- In your RSVP, please state the number of applications or notarials you will need, and all names involved. Include an email and a phone number for us to reach you.
- If your case is irregular in any way, please indicate that in the email.
- Due to their complexity, we will be unable to accept Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBA) at this session.
- We also cannot do any follow-up discussion of any existing passport or CRBA cases at this meeting without computer access.
- Please arrive 30 minutes early to allow for parking time and service fees.
Being an off-site location, away from the Embassy machinery, we cannot make photocopies or give change, so please be prepared.
- Notarization services.
- Fee for services are $50 USD (18,000 Naira) for every application of the seal within the document(s) – if for regular private use. Some notarizations may or may not qualify for a fee-waiver if for sole use in a U.S. federal or state governmental service. Please bring the fee anyway, just in case.
- Original, valid photo IDs are required for whoever is signing and for any required witnesses that you bringing.
- If a copy of an ID is required to be attached to your document, please also bring those photocopies with you.
- We cannot provide legal advice or supply legal forms.
- Have all your documents printed, sorted, and collated in advance.
- Do not pre-sign any documents.
- Passport procedures for adults and minors are listed here on the Embassy website.
- We cannot accept renewals at this session if your passport expired more than five years ago.
- If your child’s face has changed a lot since the last passport was issued, then bring clear printed photographs to show this change over the years.
- Exact change, in cash, USD or Naira. No checks/cards.
- In addition to the original documents listed on the site or in the instructions of the forms, please also bring a photocopy of the minor’s birth certificate, and copies of all passports being presented (e.g. parents and children) for each application.
- Example: a family with 3 children requires 3 copies of each valid parent’s passport and 1 copy of each child’s passport and 1 copy of each birth certificate, in addition to bringing the original passports, ID cards, and birth certificates.
- Incomplete applications or absent people (e.g. parents or children) may invalidate the submission and require a new or follow-up appointment at the ACS office in Abuja in the following weeks.
- If the passport is approved, you will pick it up from the Embassy in Abuja after about three weeks.
For information on security in Nigeria:
- See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Advisories and Alerts, the Nigeria Travel Advisory and Nigeria Country Information.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- Contact the U.S. Embassy in Abuja, located at Plot 1075 Diplomatic Drive, Central District Area, at +234 (9) 461-4000, Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +234 (9) 461-4000.
- Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).