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U.S. Embassy Abuja Consular Section Will Reopen on August 24


The U.S. Embassy Abuja consular section is set to be reopened on August 24 2018 after it was temporarily closed on August 15th 2018. So far, no official statement has been issued concerning the temporary closure.

Here’s a message from the U.S. Embassy in Abuja regarding the reopening of the consular section:

The U.S. Embassy in Abuja’s consular section will reopen on August 24 for full services for both visas and American Citizen Services (ACS).   Please note that consular functions at the U.S. Consulate Lagos were never affected and will continue as usual.

We regret the inconvenience this interruption of service in Abuja has caused.

Visa and ACS applicants with scheduled appointments for August 24 should come to the Embassy, as usual.

Visa and ACS applicants with cancelled appointments between August 13 and August 23 will be contacted by the Embassy for rescheduling.

Visa and ACS applicants who were requested by an officer to appear again for follow-up questions on existing applications should contact our office to arrange a new date ( for visas or for ACS).

Visa applicants:

  • If you submitted a passport through the Interview Waiver Program for visa renewal, it will be processed as soon as possible.
  • If your application was already approved, it will be mailed out (as normal) on the next available DHL shipment to your listed address.

Abuja ACS applicants who wish to pick-up their already-printed U.S. passports may come on Friday 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  If you are uncertain if your U.S. passport has arrived yet, please contact us first at .

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