No one is sure why the United States suspended its consular services in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja.

But they did since last week and now, they have said they would reopen by August 24, that is immediately after the Eid holiday.

While regretting the inconvenience the interruption of service in Abuja had caused, the mission in a message on its website on Monday said that visa and American Citizen Services, ACS applicants with scheduled appointments for Friday should come to the Embassy, as usual.

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“Visa and ACS applicants with cancelled appointments between August 13 and August 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 ( for visas or for ACS),” the mission stated.

It assured visa applicants that passports submitted through the Interview Waiver Programme for visa renewal would be processed as soon as possible.

It added that approved application would be mailed out on the next available DHL shipment to the applicant’s listed address.

“Abuja ACS applicants who wish to pick-up their already-printed US passports may come on Friday 9:30am – 11:00am. If you are uncertain if your US passport has arrived yet, please contact us first at,” the Embassy added.

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