Information for Australian Travellers
Coronavirus (COVID-19) – this site has the latest information for Australians.
Immigration, Citizenship & Visa Services
The Australian High Commission in Abuja cannot answer visa or immigration enquiries. Further information on visas is provided on the Travelling to Australia web page to help you identify the correct contact point.
Need emergency consular assistance? Call our 24/7 Consular Emergency Centre in Canberra on +61 2 6261 3305.
During business hours contact us at [email protected] or on +234 (0) 9460 6960.
Consular Officers provide a wide range of services for Australian citizens. These include issuing passports; assisting citizens in trouble; providing lists of local hospitals and lawyers; witnessing signatures and other notarial services; and providing the latest consular travel advices. For a full list of what we can and cannot do for you please read our Consular Services Charter.
Travel information for Australians
Smartraveller has the latest, authoritative travel advice so you can be informed and prepared about overseas travel. Subscribe to receive travel advice updates - by simply supplying your name and email address – straight to your inbox.
You can now also subscribe to the new SMS service - by supplying your mobile number – to receive critical alerts in the event of a crisis overseas.
In a crisis, Smartraveller will activate a crisis page on its website. It will make it easier for you or someone you know to contact the Australian Government if you need help. It will supplement the consular emergency hotline.
Visit www.smartraveller.gov.au to subscribe or connect with Smartraveller on Facebook and Twitter.
Need information on visiting or living in Nigeria or one of our countries of accreditation? Read the Australian Government’s:
We encourage all Australian travellers and expatriates to:
- SUBSCRIBE to travel advice updates – stay notified!
- INSURE yourself and all your belongings
- Register yourself with our High Commission by emailing [email protected] with the following information:
- Telephone number
- Passport Number
- Approximate date of departure from the region
DFAT’s Consular Privacy Collection Statement can be accessed at http://www.dfat.gov.au/dept/consular/privacy.html
If you are in Nigeria, Benin, Cameroon, Gabon, Niger or The Gambia, the Australian High Commission in Abuja can assist you with applying for an Australian passport for the first time, or renewing your Australian passport. Further information is on the Passports page.
- Marriage Overseas
- Guidelines on registering a marriage in Nigeria under Nigerian Law
- Expatriate residence permits
- Nigeria: advice from the Nigerian Immigration Services
- Centrelink (social security payments)
- All enquiries relating to Centrelink matters (including qualification rules for payments and services) should be referred to Centrelink directly.