British High Commissioner to Nigeria
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.
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
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.
We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees in Nigeria
We also provide services in Lagos.
British Deputy High Commissioner Abuja
British High Commission Abuja
British High Commission
Central Business District
Telephone +234 (9) 4623100
Monday - Thursday: 8am-4pm.
We are experiencing technical issues with our telephone line. If you cannot reach us on our usual number, please call +44 1908 516666.
British Deputy High Commission Lagos
Consular, and Visa Sections
11 Walter Carrington Crescent
Telephone + 234 (1) 277 0780/0781/0782 or +44 1908 516666.
Opening hours to the public:
Monday to Thursday: 8.30 am to midday; Friday: 8.30 am to 11 am (GMT +1)