You are an EU citizen in Nigeria?

Learn more about your right to consular protection and how you can benefit from it in Nigeria

Consular protection is the help an EU Member State can provide to its citizens in case they need assistance abroad. Typically, consular protection can include cases such as:

  • A need for emergency travel documents;
  • A serious accident or serious illness;
  • Relief and repatriation in case of an emergency;
  • Being a victim of crime;
  • Arrest or detention;
  •  Death.

In Nigeria, there are 19 EU Member States that have a resident Embassy and Consulate;

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Netherlands, Portugal, Poland, Romania, Spain, Slovakia, Sweden, Norway and Switzerland.

The following 8 EU Member States Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Slovenia do not have a resident Embassy and consulate.

You are an EU citizen in need of consular protection in Nigeria?

  • You can contact your resident Embassy /Consulate/Honorary Consul able to provide consular protection.
  • If your EU Member State has no resident Embassy /Consulate/Honorary Consul able to provide consular protection in Nigeria, you can turn to another EU Member State for consular protection.

Indeed, any EU citizen abroad whose own Member State has no local representation is entitled to receive consular protection from the diplomatic or consular authorities of any other EU Member State. In that case, EU citizens are entitled to benefit from consular protection under the same conditions as the nationals of that other EU Member State.

You can find contact details of the resident EU Member States Embassies/Consulates/Honorary Consuls who can provide consular protection.

Please note that the EU Delegation Nigeria cannot provide direct consular assistance.

As an EU citizen, you can take simple steps to make consular protection more effective, for example:

  • Following the travel advice https://ec.europa.eu/consularprotection/travel-advice_en  issued by your country’s Foreign Ministry.
  • When abroad, registering with your Embassy or Consulate and/or through dedicated platforms, if applicable.
  • Other tips include keeping an electronic copy of your travel documents, subscribing to a travel insurance or saving crisis contact details.

For more information on consular protection, see the dedicated pages on the websites of the EEAS, the European Commission and the Council of the EU.

 

EMBASSIES

Embassy of Austria

Abuja

9, Usuma Street (Former Europe House), Maitama,

P.O. Box 5199, Abuja.                                                            

Tel: +234 9-2915465,  +234 706 418 3226  

Fax:  4612715                                                                            

E-Mail:  abuja-ob@bmeia.gv.at

Consular: +234 706 418 3226 (consulate)

Website: https://www.bmeia.gv.at/en/austrian-embassy-abuja/

Embassy of Belgium

Abuja

9, Usuma St. Maitama, Abuja. 

Tel:  +234 9/4602633-34-36, +234 4611429, +234 096726186,

+234 803 301 6822    

E-Mail:  Abuja@diplobel.fed.be   Consular: +234 803 301 68 22.

Website:https://nigeria.diplomatie.belgium.be/en

Embassy of Bulgaria

Abuja

10, Euphrates Street, Off Aminu Kano Cres, Maitama, Abuja.      

Tel: +234 4130034-5; +234 803 307 8578               

E-Mail: info@bulgarianemb.com;   

Consular embassy.abuja@mfa.bg         

Website:https://www.mfa.bg/en/embassies/nigeria

Embassy of the Czech Republic

ABUJA

Plot 5,  Gnassingbe Eyadema Street, 

Asokoro, Abuja. 

Tel:  +234 703 757 1096 +234 815 064 7003          

E-Mail:  abuja@embassy.mzv.cz  

Consular: consular_abuja@mzv.cz

Webiste:   https://www.mzv.cz/abuja

Embassy of Denmark

ABUJA

157, Adetokunbo Ademola Crescent,

Wuse II, Abuja                                                        

Tel: +234 909 523 7553, +234 9 9036635      

Email:  abvamb@um.dk  

Consular/Visa Section: abvambvisa@um.dk    Consular: +234 9903 6636

Website: www.nigeria.um.dk   

Danish Consulate General/Trade Office Lagos

15, Onisiwo Road (formerly Probyn Road)

Off Bourdillon

Ikoyi, Lagos

Main tel.no.: +234 1904 2609

Consular Section: +234 1904 2636

Embassy of Finland

ABUJA

9, Iro Dan Musa St., Asokoro, Abuja.                      

Tel: +234 803 7851150

E-Mail: sanomat.aba@formin.fi 

Consular: consular.aba@formin.fi               

Website:https://finlandabroad.fi/web/nga/mission    

Embassy of France

ABUJA

European Union Crescent, off Constitution Avenue, Central Business District, Abuja   

Tel: +234 9 460 28 00

Emergencies only:

+ 234 805 949 97 86

+ 234 803 958 75 47

E-Mail: cad.ABUJA-AMBA@diplomatie.gouv.fr   

Website: https://ng.ambafrance.org/-English-       

LAGOS :

French General Consulate

1 Oyinkan Abayomi Drive Ikoyi, Lagos

Tél. : (+234) 01 - 46 28 484

Emergencies only:

+234 810 767 65 23

E-mail : cad.lagos-fslt@diplomatie.gouv.fr

Embassy of Germany

ABUJA

9, Lake Maracaibo Close, off Amazon St., Maitama, Abuja.             

Tel:  +234 0915 451 7401, +234 0915 451 7402, +234 0915 451 7403, +234 0915 451 7404

E-mail: info@abuja.diplo.de       

Website: www.abuja.diplo.de

FB:https://www.facebook.com/GermanMissionsNigeria                            

Embassy of Greece

ABUJA

Plot 1975 Cadastral Zone (Dala Hills Close) A05 Maitama Extension, Abuja.                                                      

Tel.:   +234 803 535 4548,+234 809 926 4095           

E-mail:  grembabuja@mfa.gr

Consular:

Tel. : +234 9087812150, +234 9087812151  (From abroad)

Tel. : +234 9087812150, +234 9087812151 (From Nigeria)

Emergency tel: +234 8181847000, +234 908 700 6850

E-mail : grcon.abj@mfa.gr

Web Site: https://www.mfa.gr/abuja

Embassy of Hungary

Abuja

11 River Niger Street, Maitama,

Abuja.          

Tel:          +234 807 494  9771                                                                                                                                         

E-Mail:    mission.abv@mfa.gov.hu

Consular: consulate.abv@mfa.gov.hu

Website:  https://abuja.mfa.gov.hu

 

 

 

Embassy of Ireland

ABUJA

Plot 11,  Negro Crescent, 

Maitama, Abuja     

Tel: +234 9 462 1080                               

E-Mail:  abujaembassy@dfa.ie   

Website: www.dfa.ie/irish-embassy/nigeria/

Honorary Consul, Lagos: Cornelius Guilfoyle

22A Lugard Avenue, Ikoyi 101233, Lagos

Tel: +234 7062107778

E-mail: cornelius.guilfoyle@honoraryconsul.ie

      

Embassy of Italy

ABUJA

European Union Crescent, Off Constitution Avenue, Central Business District,

PMB 447,Garki ,Abuja.                                                   

Tel: +234 09 4602970-3  Fax: 4614709 

E-Mail:  ambasciata.abuja@esteri.it  

Website:   https://ambabuja.esteri.it

Consulate General of Italy in Lagos

12, Walter Carrington Crescent, Victoria Island, P.O. Box 2161

E-mail:          consolato.lagos@esteri.it

Visa Section: visti.lagos@esteri.it

Embassy of The Netherlands

ABUJA

21st Crescent, Off Constitution Avenue,

Central Business District, Abuja. 

Tel:  +234 09 4611200                                                                            

E-mail: abj@minbuza.nl

Consular: lag@minbuza.nl

Website:  www.netherlandsworldwide.nl/countries/nigeria

Embassy of Poland

ABUJA

Address: 10,  River Niger Street, off Danube Street, Maitama, Abuja.                                         

Tel.: +234 807 663 1021

E-mail: abuja.secretary@msz.gov.pl    

Twitter: @PLinNigeria

Consular Section      

Tel.: +234 805 200 0204

Email:abuja.consulate@msz.gov.pl                                            

Website: https://www.gov.pl/web/nigeria-en  

EMERGENCY TELEPHONE: +234 807 755 0499

Please note that the emergency telephone number is dedicated to Polish and EU citizens in emergency situations out of office hours (death, accident, arrest, lost passport). No questions related to visa applications, legalisation of documents and other regular consular matters will be answered on this line.

Embassy of Portugal

ABUJA

Plot 3655 Orinoco Crescent, off Nile Street,  Maitama, Abuja.                                                    

Tel: +234 09 4611443, +234 703 117 0761                                   

E-Mail: abuja@mne.pt

Embassy of Romania

ABUJA

No 76,  Nelson Mandela Street,

Asokoro, Abuja.

Tel: : +234(0)908 723 4024

E-Mail: abuja@mae.ro

Consular: abuja.cons1@mae.ro   

Website: http://abuja.mae.ro/en

Embassy of Slovakia

ABUJA

European Union Complex, 21st Crescent Central Business District, Abuja                                              

Tel:      +234 909 224 3995                                 

E-Mail:   emb.abuja@mzv.sk

Consular: cons.abuja@mzv.sk

Website:  https://www.mzv.sk/web/abuja   

Consular: Mobile: +234 909 224 3997 (emergency telephone) Emergency telephone ONLY FOR SLOVAK CITIZENS

Embassy of Spain

ABUJA

Chancery 8,   Bobo Close, off Bobo Street, off Gana Street  

Maitama, Abuja.                          

Tel:  +234 09 4603490         

Fax: 4603499                                    

Mobile: +234 803 450 2007                                                  

E-Mail: emb.abuja@maec.es 

Consular: emb.abuja.sc@maec.es

Website: http://www.exteriores.gob.es/embajadas/abuja  

Twitter: https://twitter.com/EmbEspAbuja       

Consulate General in Lagos

21C Kofo Abayomi St, Victoria Island, Lagos.

P.O.Box: 74759 Victoria Island. Lagos

E-mail: cog.lagos@maec.es

E-mail visas: cog.lagos.vis@maec.es

E-mail nationals: cog.lagos.nac@maec.es

E-mail legalizations: cog.lagos.leg@maec.es

Phone numbers: +234 01 277 03 00/01 280 54 88/01 277 16 08

Emergency number: +234 803 3601 658

Website: https://www.exteriores.gob.es/Consulados/lagos/es/Paginas/index.aspx

Embassy of Sweden

ABUJA

Visiting address: No. 41,  T.Y. Danjuma Street,  Asokoro, Abuja

Postal address: P.M.B.569, Garki, Abuja.                                                         

Tel: +234 99047302

E-Mail: ambassaden.abuja@gov.se

Migration issues: migration.abuja@gov.se  
Schengen visa issues:
ambassaden.nairobi-visum@gov.seWebsite:  https://www.swedenabroad.se/en/embassies/nigeria-abuja/#      

Twitter:  https://www.twitter.com/SwedeninNigeria

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/swedeninnigeria   

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SwedeninNigeria