US Embassy Closes Consular Services And Appointments In Abuja Until Further Notice – The United States Embassy in Abuja has suspended consular services and appointments until further notice. The embassy also said that appointments for American citizen services and for visa have also been temporarily put on hold.
However, consular operations in Lagos were not affected by this action, the mission said in a statement on its website on Tuesday. But, no reason was given for the suspension.
The statement read, “until further notice, all consular appointments at the U.S. Embassy in Abuja have temporarily ceased for both visa and for American 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.”
The Embassy directed American citizens in the north that need emergency services to continue contacting the after-hours emergency number for Abuja at 09461-4000 and press “0” to go to the operator to request assistance.
It said American citizens in the north that are urgently traveling, those traveling before Tuesday and those that are willing to re-schedule their travel through Lagos should contact the ACS office at Consulate Lagos ( 01460 3400 and LagosACS@state.gov) to see what options they have.
According to the mission; “Those traveling after Tuesday should follow up with Abuja ACS to confirm their appointments closer to their appointment date. Please monitor the Facebook and Webpage of the US Embassy for a later announcement of resumed consular operations in Abuja.”