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;
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.
Embassy of Austria
9, Usuma Street (Former Europe House), Maitama,
P.O. Box 5199, Abuja.
Tel: +234 9-2915465, +234 706 418 3226
Consular: +234 706 418 3226 (consulate)
Embassy of Denmark
157, Adetokunbo Ademola Crescent,
Wuse II, Abuja
Tel: +234 909 523 7553, +234 9 9036635
Consular/Visa Section: email@example.com Consular: +234 9903 6636
Danish Consulate General/Trade Office Lagos
15, Onisiwo Road (formerly Probyn Road)
Main tel.no.: +234 1904 2609
Consular Section: +234 1904 2636
Embassy of France
European Union Crescent, off Constitution Avenue, Central Business District, Abuja
Tel: +234 9 460 28 00
+ 234 805 949 97 86
+ 234 803 958 75 47
French General Consulate
1 Oyinkan Abayomi Drive Ikoyi, Lagos
Tél. : (+234) 01 - 46 28 484
+234 810 767 65 23
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Embassy of Greece
Plot 1975 Cadastral Zone (Dala Hills Close) A05 Maitama Extension, Abuja.
Tel.: +234 803 535 4548,+234 809 926 4095
Tel. : +234 9087812150, +234 9087812151 (From abroad)
Tel. : +234 9087812150, +234 9087812151 (From Nigeria)
Emergency tel: +234 8181847000, +234 908 700 6850
E-mail : email@example.com
Web Site: https://www.mfa.gr/abuja
Embassy of Ireland
Embassy of Italy
European Union Crescent, Off Constitution Avenue, Central Business District,
PMB 447,Garki ,Abuja.
Tel: +234 09 4602970-3 Fax: 4614709
Consulate General of Italy in Lagos
12, Walter Carrington Crescent, Victoria Island, P.O. Box 2161
Visa Section: firstname.lastname@example.org
Embassy of Poland
Address: 10, River Niger Street, off Danube Street, Maitama, Abuja.
Tel.: +234 807 663 1021
Tel.: +234 805 200 0204
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 Slovakia
Embassy of Spain
Chancery 8, Bobo Close, off Bobo Street, off Gana Street
Tel: +234 09 4603490
Mobile: +234 803 450 2007
Consulate General in Lagos
21C Kofo Abayomi St, Victoria Island, Lagos.
P.O.Box: 74759 Victoria Island. Lagos
E-mail visas: email@example.com
E-mail nationals: firstname.lastname@example.org
E-mail legalizations: email@example.com
Phone numbers: +234 01 277 03 00/01 280 54 88/01 277 16 08
Emergency number: +234 803 3601 658
Embassy of Sweden
Visiting address: No. 41, T.Y. Danjuma Street, Asokoro, Abuja
Postal address: P.M.B.569, Garki, Abuja.
Tel: +234 99047302
Migration issues: firstname.lastname@example.org
Schengen visa issues: email@example.comWebsite: https://www.swedenabroad.se/en/embassies/nigeria-abuja/#