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Emergency Services

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 with visa questions.

Abuja Office (Middle Belt and Northern Part of Nigeria)

U.S. Embassy Abuja Office
Plot 1075 Diplomatic Drive
Central District Area, Abuja.
Telephone: (234)-9-461-4000
Fax: (234)-9-461-4171

Lagos Office (Southern Part of Nigeria)

U.S. Consulate General Lagos
2 Walter Carrington Crescent,
Victoria Island, Lagos
Telephone:(234)-1- 460-3600 or (234)-1- 460-3400
Fax: (+234)-1-460-3717

Further information on the assistance we provide is available on the State Department Website.

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