United States Embassy major operations will be suspended


Eid-el-Kabir celebration is upcoming on July 20th and 21st. In marking the national holiday in Nigeria, the United states Embassy in Abuja, operations will be on hold till the holiday is over.

The disclosed announcement would be enacted on July 16th, 2021 according to a statement shared via Facebook on Thursday night July 15th, 2021.

The suspended operations will be based on the following listed services, American citizen services, visas and education advising centres.

For any enquiries, Americans are asked to contact the duty officer through the Embassy switchboard. The Embassy will fully resume their operations on Monday, July 26th 2021.

The statement reads;

Security Alert

Location: U.S. Embassy Abuja, Nigeria

Date:  July 15, 2021

Event: Temporary Reduction in Public Services

The U.S. Embassy in Abuja will be reducing public operations effective Friday, July 16 through Friday, July 23 as a security precaution. 

July 20 and July 21 are local holidays and the Embassy is scheduled to be closed to the public on those days.  The Embassy plans to resume full public operations on Monday, July 26.  Services affected include routine American citizen services, visas, and the Education Advising Center. 

U.S. Citizens who experience an emergency may contact the duty officer through the Embassy switchboard on +234 (9) 461-4000, then press zero.


U.S. Embassy Abuja, Nigeria

+234 (9) 461-4328 and after hours +234 (9) 461-4000 press zero.


U.S. Consulate General Lagos

2 Walter Carrington Crescent, Victoria Island

+234 (1) 460-3400 during business hours and after-hours


State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444 

Nigeria Country Information

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