The United States Embassy in Abuja has announced a temporary suspension of Consular services in its Abuja office.
A statement by the Public Affairs section of the Embassy did not give specific reasons for the suspension.
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.
Consular functions at the U.S. Consulate Lagos are not affected by the temporary closure and will continue.
Until further notice, the Embassy encouraged applicants to contact the Consular Office in Lagos for immediate emergency travel and advised them to monitor the Facebook and Webpage of the U.S. Embassy for updates on consular operations.
The statement disclosed that scheduled visa and ACS applicants for Abuja will be contacted for rescheduling and directed American citizens in northern Nigeria with emergency services needs 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 regrets the inconvenience this has caused its applicants and hope to resume operations soon.