The British Deputy High Commission in Lagos maintains and develops relations between the UK and Nigeria.

Our staff are working remotely. When calling, you may therefore hear a message stating that our offices are closed. However, we are available 24/7. If in need of urgent assistance, please stay on the line and select the option for ‘calling about an emergency involving a British national’ to speak to an officer.

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.

Urgent assistance

If you’re travelling in Nigeria, see how to Return to the UK during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. If you cannot return at this time, see how to stay safely in Nigeria during coronavirus.

See also our coronavirus travel advice for all our latest guidance on travel during coronavirus.

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 need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +234 (1) 277 0780/0781/0782.

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.

Apply online for 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.

Consular fees

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.

Our people

  • Harriet Thompson

    Deputy High Commissioner, British Deputy High Commission Lagos

Contact us

British Deputy High Commission Lagos

British Deputy High Commission Lagos
11 Walter Carrington Crescent

Victoria Island
Lagos
Nigeria

Use our contact form for consular enquiries:
www.gov.uk/contact-consulate-lagos

Opening hours to the public:

Monday to Thursday: 8.30 am to midday; Friday: 8.30am to 11am (GMT +1)

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. During the current coronavirus outbreak in Nigeria, some consular services are not available.

Access and opening times

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