U.S. Citizen Services

U.S. Embassy citizens with after-hours emergencies during the week-end of January 16-18 should call +234-803-659-1016 (from the United States) or 0800-659-1016 (from within Nigeria).

Due to COVID-19 the U.S. Embassy Abuja and the U.S. Consulate General Lagos have not yet resumed full consular services.  U.S. citizens and parents of U.S. citizen children should enroll in STEP at https://step.state.gov.  This will ensure that they receive the most up-to-date information on the gradual resumption of consular services.  Individuals should also view the “Alerts and Messages” page on our website for messages on limited resumption of services.  For emergency American Citizen Services,please send an email requesting an emergency appointment to AbujaACS@state.gov or LagosACS@state.gov based on your location. 

Please note that there are new procedures for applying for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA).  First-time CRBA applicants should visit our Child and Family Matters: Birth webpage to thoroughly review the new instructions.  We are reviewing pending CRBA cases, and we will contact applicants to provide status updates.

The American Citizen Services (ACS) Unit of the Consular Section of the U.S. Mission to Nigeria provides a wide range of information and assistance to U.S. citizens in Nigeria. American Citizens Services are offered at the Embassy in Abuja and the Consulate in Lagos. Each has different service hours. Refer to this map (PDF 166 KB) for the states covered by each office. Click on either the Abuja Consular District or Lagos Consular District for specific information.

Alerts and Messages

COVID-19 Information

See all Messages and Alerts for U.S. Visitors to Nigeria.