British High Commission Abuja
19 Torrens Close
Telephone: +234 (9) 4622200
Fax: +234 (9) 4622263
Monday to Thursday: 8am-4pm.
British Deputy High Commission Lagos
Consular, and Visa Sections
11 Walter Carrington Crescent
Telephone: + 234 (1) 277 0780 / 0781/0782
Opening hours to the public:
Monday to Thursday: 8.30am-midday
Friday: 8.30am-11am (GMT +1)
The British High Commission in Abuja’s political section is responsible for political relations between the UK and Nigerian Governments.
They monitor the political situation in Nigeria and seek to strengthen the bilateral relationship.
The Consular Section at the British Deputy High Commission in Lagos, and our consular network throughout the country, provide assistance to British nationals visiting or living in Nigeria. All consular assistance enquiries should be directed to Lagos.
If you are in Nigeria and you urgently need help (e.g. if you have been attacked, arrested or there has been a death), call +234 (1) 277 0780/0781/0782. If you are in the UK and concerned about a British national in Nigeria, call 020 7008 1500.
Get or renew a passport
The British Embassy cannot help with passport enquiries. Contact Her Majesty’s Passport Office if you need help, see: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/hm-passport-office
If you cannot get a new or replacement passport in time to travel, you may be able to get an emergency travel document, see: www.gov.uk/emergency-travel-document
Get an emergency travel document
You can apply for an emergency travel document if you are abroad and your passport has been lost or stolen, damaged or expired, and you cannot get a new or replacement passport in time to travel, here: www.gov.uk/renew-adult-passport
If you are due to travel in the next 24 hours, contact the British Deputy High Commission Lagos as soon as possible.
Apply online for an emergency travel document if you:
are over 16 years old and
are a British citizen and
have previously owned a British passport
Contact the British Deputy High Commission Lagos to apply for an emergency travel document if you are:
over 16 years old but have not owned a British passport before or
not a British citizen or
applying for a child under 16 years old
Once you have contacted them, you will be advised to make an appointment to apply for an emergency travel document at the British High Commission Lagos, here: www.consular-appointments.service.gov.uk/fco/#!/british-deputy-high-commission-lagos/issuing-an-emergency-travel-document/slot_picker
Get a visa
The British High Commission cannot help with visa enquiries.
If you are not a British national, you may need a visa to travel to the UK. Check if you need a UK visa, here: www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa
If you are a British national travelling abroad and need to apply for a visa to visit a particular country or check if you need a visa, see the entry requirements on their foreign travel advice for the country you want to visit, see: www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice
For more information on visas, see UK visas and immigration: www.gov.uk/government/
The British High Commission Abuja does not provide legalisation services. Ask the UK Government to get a UK document legalised (certified as genuine), here: www.gov.uk/get-document-legalised
Local service providers
Use their lists of local suppliers and services if you need help in Nigeria. Please note that inclusion in these lists does not constitute official endorsement by the British High Commission or the UK Government.
medical facilities and practitioners: www.gov.uk/government/publications/nigeria-list-of-medical-facilitiespractitioners
How else the British High Commission can help
In addition to the services listed above, for British nationals needing emergency consular assistance, they can:
provide information about transferring funds
help people with mental illness
offer support and help in a range of other cases, such as child protection and abductions, kidnappings or someone who is missing abroad and how to make a missing person’s report
provide consular assistance to British nationals who are victims of rape or serious sexual assault or any other serious crime
help in contacting your family or friends when you are not able to do yourself because you are ill, in hospital, have been arrested etc.
provide advice following the death of a British national outside of the UK, where possible we will try to notify the next of kin
make special arrangements in cases of terrorism, civil disturbances or natural disasters
offer support and information when a British national is detained or arrested outside the UK
The High Commission charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees in Nigeria here: www.gov.uk/government/publications/nigeria-consular-fees