Help in an Emergency
American Citizen Services can assist when U.S. citizens in Niger are arrested, are missing, are victims of violent crime, become ill, die, or otherwise need immediate help.
If you are an American citizen with an after-hours emergency, please call (+227) 99-49-90-66.
If you are calling from the United States, you must dial 011-227-99-49-90-66.
If you have an emergency during business hours, call +227 20-72-26-61 and ask to be connected to the Consular Section, or visit the embassy.
Please note that we do not respond to visa inquiries outside of normal business hours. Routine services such as passport renewals, reports of birth abroad, and notarial services are not considered emergencies and are processed during regular American Citizen Services business hours.
If the main number is unavailable, you may call one of the following alternate numbers:
In the event that your family needs to reach you while you are traveling abroad because of an emergency at home or because they are worried about your welfare, they should call the State Department’s Citizens Emergency Center at 1-888-407-4747 (from the U.S. and Canada) or +1-202-501-4444 (from other countries). The State Department will relay the message to consular officers in the country in which you are traveling. Consular officers will try to locate you, pass on urgent messages, and, consistent with the Privacy Act, report back to your family.
For more information on getting help in an emergency, visit the State Department’s Emergencies Abroad web page.