Emergency Assistance

Please note: The Department of State assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the entities or individuals whose names appear on the following lists. Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the Department or the U.S. government. Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance. The information on the list is provided directly by the local service providers; the Department is not in a position to vouch for such information.

The Embassy in Abuja and Consulate General in Lagos can assist in finding medical help, contacting family members in the U.S. and transferring emergency funds, visiting American Citizens in jail, contacting an attorney, and making arrangements in the event an American citizen dies.

To assist in emergencies, the American Embassy in Abuja and Consulate General in Lagos maintains lists of lawyers, physicians and hospitals. The Embassy or Consulate General assumes no responsibility for the professional ability or integrity of the persons on these lists. The Embassy and Consulate General can also assist with emergency passport services if required.

Refer to this map (PDF 773 KB) for the state covered by each office.

American citizens in Nigeria needing emergency services should contact the following Offices:

Please note that the below phone numbers are for emergencies only, not visa inquiries. Visa inquires are only responded to via email, you may contact AbujaACS@state.gov with visa questions.