16 August 2018

Nigeria: U.S. Embassy Suspends Consular Services in Abuja

The Embassy of United States has temporarily suspended regular services for visa and American Citizen Services in Abuja.

The embassy, in a statement, said the suspension was due to "reasons beyond our control."

It, however, said consular functions at the U.S. Consulate in Lagos were not affected by the suspension, and that other offices within the Embassy in Abuja remain open.

The statement said, "Due to reasons beyond our control we are temporarily unable to provide regular services for visa and American Citizen Services in Abuja, but other offices within the Embassy remain open. Please note that consular functions at the U.S. Consulate Lagos are not affected and will continue.

"Until further notice, applicants are encouraged to contact the Consular Office in Lagos for immediate emergency travel. Please monitor the Facebook and Webpage of the U.S. Embassy for updates on consular operations. Scheduled visa and ACS applicants for Abuja will be contacted for rescheduling.

"American citizens in northern Nigeria with emergency services needs should continue to contact the after-hours emergency number for Abuja at 09461-4000 and press "0" to go to the operator to request assistance. We regret the inconvenience this has caused to our applicants and hope to resume operations soon."

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