Nigeria: US Embassy's Consular Section closed down

BY: Graphic.com.gh
US Embassy in Nigeria closed down
US Embassy in Nigeria closed down

The United States (US) of America Embassy in Abuja has temporarily been closed for both visa and for American Citizen Services, according to the US government.

The announcement was made on the website of the US Embassy in Nigeria.

It also confirmed that Consular functions in U.S. Consulate Lagos are not affected and will continue adding that it was "due to reasons beyond our control".

Visa applicants have been directed to until further notice contact the Consular Office in Lagos for immediate emergency travel.

Read the entire statement below;

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Embassy Abuja Temporarily Suspends Consular Services

Abuja, Nigeria – 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 page and the Webpage of the U.S. Embassy for updates on consular operations. Scheduled visa and ACS applicants for Abuja will be contacted for rescheduling.

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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.