The British Deputy High Commission in Lagos maintains and develops relations between the UK and Nigeria.
We monitor the political situation in Nigeria and seek to strengthen the bilateral relationship.
Find out more on our UK and Nigeria news page.
We provide services to British nationals living in and visiting Nigeria. You can access UK government services while in Nigeria.
If you’re travelling in Nigeria, see our Nigeria travel advice about coronavirus (COVID-19).
If you’re in Nigeria and you need advice which is not covered by reading our travel advice then you can contact us online.
If you’re a British national in Nigeria and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call + 234 (1) 277 0780/0781/0782. If you experience technical difficulties or if you’re in the UK and are worried about a British national in Nigeria, call +44 20 7008 5000. Consular assistance is available 24/7.
Get an emergency travel document
If the person needing the emergency travel document is under 16, a parent or guardian should apply on their behalf.
If you are travelling in more than 3 weeks, check if you can get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.
If you are not a British citizen or have not had a British passport before
If you’re not sure, check if you’re a British citizen
If you’re not a British citizen but think you may be eligible, contact us to apply for an emergency travel document.
Other consular services
Notarial and documentary services
For legal reasons, we’re unable to carry out notarial acts in Commonwealth countries. This includes certifying documents as true copies of originals, administering oaths or taking affidavits. For these or other notarial acts, you should contact a local notary.
We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees in Nigeria
We also provide services in Abuja.
Development work in Nigeria
Despite significant natural resources, around a third of Nigerians (60 million) live below the national poverty line with around another third just above; many of them are highly vulnerable and at risk of being trafficked to the UK. The government of Nigeria is taking the lead to tackle these issues, but struggles with corruption, as well as the necessary capacity and resources. The UK is focused on helping Nigeria overcome these challenges.
Find out more in the country profile for Nigeria.
British Deputy High Commission Lagos
11 Walter Carrington Crescent
Use our contact form for consular enquiries:
Access to the Consular Section is strictly by appointment only. Please call +234 (1) 277 0780/ 0781/ 0782 and select the consular option 24/7 for consular assistance or an appointment.