U.S. embassy suspends consular services in Abuja indefinitely



U. S. Embassy in Nigeria says that it has shut down visa and consular services section until further notice.

embassy which did not give any reason for action in message posted on said that scheduled visa and Citizen Services (ACS) applicants for Abuja would be contacted for rescheduling.

“Until further notice, all consular appointments at U.S. Embassy have temporarily ceased for both visa and for Citizen Services.  Consular functions in U.S. Consulate Lagos are not affected and will continue.

“Scheduled visa and ACS applicants for Abuja will be contacted for rescheduling.

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,” the embassy stated.

According to the embassy, American citizens in northern Nigeria with urgent travel needs who are travelling before and who are willing to re-schedule travel through Lagos should contact the ACS office at Consulate Lagos ( 01460 3400 and [email protected]) to discuss options.

“Those travelling after should follow up with Abuja ACS to confirm appointments closer to appointment . Please monitor the Facebook and Webpage of the U.S. Embassy for a later announcement of resumed consular ,” the embassy stated. ()