We maintain and develop relations between the UK and Nigeria. The British High Commission in Abuja provides services to British nationals living in and visiting 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.

Services for British nationals

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. If you are due to travel in the next 24 hours, contact the British Deputy High Commission Lagos as soon as possible.

Apply online for an emergency travel document if you:

  • are over 16 years old and
  • are a British citizen and
  • have previously owned a British passport

Contact the British Deputy High Commission Lagos to apply for an emergency travel document if you are:

  • 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 Abuja

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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