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Routine Message to U.S. Citizens: Passport Validity During Holiday Travel
December 8, 2020

Location:  Nigeria
Date:  November 9, 2020
Event:  Passport Validity During Holiday Travel

As the holiday season approaches, U.S. citizens should ensure their passports have at least six months remaining validity beyond their planned date of departure from Nigeria.

Please note that U.S. citizens, including dual nationals, must use a U.S. passport to enter and leave the United States. Dual nationals may also be required by the Government of Nigeria to use its passport to enter and leave the country. Dual nationals are reminded to bring both their U.S. and Nigerian passports to avoid delays entering and exiting Nigeria

Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page for Nigeria before you travel.  There are specific COVID-related entry and exit requirements that must be followed to avoid delays upon arrival.

To schedule an appointment for a passport renewal, please visit the appropriate website for Lagos or Abuja.  Appointments are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please note that all visitors to the Embassy and Consulate are subject to security screening.  Anyone entering the security perimeter is required to wear a face mask.  People with symptoms of COVID-19 will be prohibited from entering.


U.S. Embassy Abuja, Nigeria
Plot 1075 Diplomatic Drive, Central District Area
+234 (9) 461-4328 and after hours +234 (9) 461-4000 press zero.

U.S. Consulate Lagos
2 Walter Carrington Crescent, Victoria Island
+234 (1) 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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