Routine Message to U.S. Citizens: RESUMPTION OF FULL NOTARY SERVICES

Location:  Nigeria
Date:  March 9, 2021
Event:  Resumption of all Notary Services

The U.S. Embassy in Abuja and the U.S. Consulate General in Lagos will resume operations for all notarial services beginning Monday, March 15, 2021.  Notary services are available to all U.S. passport holders and foreign nationals for documents destined to be used in the United States.  The fee is 50 U.S. dollars (USD), or the Nigerian Naira (NGN) equivalent, for each notary signature.  Payment must be made in cash; we do not accept any form of card payment or personal checks.

Consent forms (DS 3053) for passports and some forms for obtaining U.S. Federal, state, or municipal benefits are free of charge if notarized at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate, although individuals may also choose to have them notarized by a Notary Public in the United States.

Proper photo identification is necessary to obtain notarial services.  Please bring valid personal identification, preferably a passport.  The name listed in your identification document must exactly match your name as listed on the document you wish to notarize.  Please be advised if your form requires a witness, you must bring the witness with you and the witness must also bring proper photo identification.

Notaries are by appointment only.

Please use this link to schedule a notarial appointment in Abuja.
Please use this link to schedule a notarial appointment in Lagos.

Please note that all visitors to the Embassy and Consulate General are subject to security screening.  Anyone entering the security perimeter is required to wear a face mask.  People with symptoms of COVID19 will be prohibited from entering.+

Assistance: 

U.S. Embassy Abuja, Nigeria
Plot 1075 Diplomatic Drive, Central District Area
+234 (9) 461-4000 during business hours; after hours press zero (0)
AbujaACS@state.gov

U.S. Consulate General Lagos, Nigeria
2 Walter Carrington Crescent, Victoria Island
+234 (1) 460-3400 during business hours and after hours
LagosACS@state.gov

State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
Nigeria Country Information

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