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

We 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.

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 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.

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 due to travel in the next 24 hours, contact us as soon as possible.

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.

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 Abuja

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 Lagos.

Our people

Paul Thomas Arkwright

Paul Thomas Arkwright

British High Commissioner to Nigeria

Contact us

British High Commission Abuja

British High Commission
Plot 1137
Diplomatic Drive
Central Business District

Abuja
Nigeria

Opening Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 8am-4pm.
Friday: 8am-1pm

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British Deputy High Commission Lagos

Consular, and Visa Sections
11 Walter Carrington Crescent
Victoria Island
Lagos
Nigeria

Opening hours to the public:

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

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