We maintain and develop relations between the UK and Nigeria. The British Deputy High Commission in Lagos provides services to British nationals living in and visiting Nigeria.
If you’re 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’re in the UK and worried about a British national in Nigeria, call 020 7008 1500.
Get an emergency travel document
You can apply for an emergency travel document if you’re abroad and your passport has been lost or stolen, damaged or expired, and you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel. If you are due to travel in the next 24 hours, contact us as soon as possible.
- are over 16 years old and
- are a British citizen and
- have previously owned a British passport
- 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 us, you will be advised to make an appointment to apply for an emergency travel document at the British High Commission Lagos.
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.
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: 8.30 am to midday; Friday: 8.30 am to 11 am (GMT +1)