The U.S. Embassy says it will reopen its Abuja’s consular section on August 24 for full services for both visas and American Citizen Services (ACS).
The embassy stated this in a message on its website: https://ng.usembassy.gov, accessed by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Abuja.
The embassy had on August 15 temporarily suspended its consular services in Abuja due to reasons it said were beyond its control.
“The U.S. Embassy in Abuja’s consular section will reopen on Aug. 24th for full services for both visas and ACS. Please, note that consular functions at the U.S. Consulate Lagos were never affected and will continue as usual.
“We regret the inconvenience this interruption of service in Abuja has caused,” it stated.
The embassy stated that Visa and ACS applicants with scheduled appointments for August 24 should come to the Embassy in Abuja, as usual.
“Visa and ACS applicants with cancelled appointments between Aug. 13 and Aug. 23 will be contacted by the Embassy for rescheduling.
“Visa and ACS applicants, who were requested by an officer to appear again for follow-up questions on existing applications should contact our office to arrange a new date (ConsularAbuja@state.gov for visas or AbujaACS@state.gov for ACS,” it said.
It assured Visa applicants, who submitted passports through the Interview Waiver Programme for visa renewal, that such would be processed as soon as possible.
“If your application was already approved, it will be mailed out as normal on the next available DHL shipment to your listed address.
“Abuja ACS applicants, who wish to pick-up their already-printed U.S. passports, may come on Friday between 9:30a.m and 11:00a.m.
“If you are uncertain if your U.S. passport has arrived yet, please contact us first at AbujaACS@state.gov,” it added.