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Message for U.S. Citizens: Reopening of Consular Section at U.S. Consulate General Lagos
March 16, 2020

The consular section of the U.S. Consulate General Lagos will reopen on March 17 for both visas and American Citizen Services (ACS).  Please note that consular functions at the U.S. Embassy in Abuja were never affected and will continue as usual.

We regret the inconvenience this unanticipated interruption of service in Lagos caused.

ACS applicants with cancelled appointments should go online to schedule a new appointment.

Visa applicants with cancelled appointments between March 11 and March 16 will be contacted by the Consulate for rescheduling.

Visa and ACS applicants with scheduled appointments for March 17 and after should come to the Consulate as usual.

For information on security in Nigeria:

  • See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, the Travel Advisories and Alerts, the Nigeria Travel Advisory, the Nigeria Country Information, and the Crime and Safety Reports for Nigeria
  • 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, prompt 2 [ACS only], 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 and press zero. Email at AbujaACS@state.gov for American services.
  • Contact the U.S. Consulate in Lagos,located 2 Walter Carrington Crescent, Victoria Island, at +234 (1) 460-3400, Monday – Thursday 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Friday 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +234 (1) 460 3400.  Email LagosACS@state.gov for American Services.
  • 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).
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