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.
Abuja Office (Middle Belt and Northern Part of Nigeria)
U.S. Embassy Abuja Office
Plot 1075 Diplomatic Drive
Central District Area, Abuja.
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
Further information on the assistance we provide is available on the State Department Website.
Delays in Overseas U.S. Passport Processing
Passport applications accepted overseas or after May 26, 2015 are affected by this delay. If you applied for a U.S. passport overseas during this time frame and have travel plans within the next 10 business days, please consider requesting an emergency passport at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate at which you originally applied. Information about how to apply for an emergency passport is available here.
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