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US Embassy suspends consular services in Abuja

The United States of America Embassy in Abuja have temporarily ceased for both visa and for American Citizen Services, according to the US government.

The announcement was made on the website of the embassy. It also announced that 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”

“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”.

“American citizens in northern Nigeria with urgent travel needs who are travelling before Tuesday and who are willing to re-schedule their travel through Lagos should contact the ACS office at Consulate Lagos ( 01460 3400 and LagosACS@state.gov) to discuss their options.  Those travelling after Tuesday should follow up with Abuja ACS to confirm their appointments closer to their appointment date,” the statement read.

 

Update:

According to reports, the US government suspended consular services at its embassy in Abuja due to reasons beyond its control.

“Due to reasons beyond our control we are temporarily unable to provide regular services for visas 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,” the embassy explained in a statement following its earlier announcement of closure of the Consular Section until further notice.

The announcement was made on the website of the embassy and shared via its social media accounts. It also announced that Consular functions in U.S. Consulate Lagos are not affected and will continue.

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