Today you’re going to learn how to register a business name in Nigeria.
The step-by-step process I’m going to share with you will help you register your business in Nigeria without stress.
Let’s get right into the process.
To start the registration process, you will have to create an account with CAC before you can register your company.
Here is how to create an account on the CAC website:
Congratulations, You have successfully completed the first step.
After you have successfully registered your account
And then proceed to search if your business name is available by clicking on the "search now" button.
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If your proposed company name is already taken, then continue the search with the different name ideas you have.
If your preferred business name is available, you will be given a company name availability code.
Keep this code as it will be needed to complete the registration.
You can now go on to the next stage.
Now you have a business name that is available, it's time to reserve the name.
To reserve your available business name:
Go to the reservation portal. while still signed in to your account.
Complete the online form:
The cost of reserving a business name with the CAC is ₦500.
If the CAC approves the name, then it will be reserved for 60 days.
During the 60 days reservation period, you are expected to complete the business name registration process.
To continue with your business name registration:
Once the code is verified, proceed to the Registration Form CAC 1.1
The information required to complete the form include:
The cost of business name registration depends on the type of company you are trying to register.
Payment directly from the website portal or at the bank.
After the payment is approved, you can then proceed to submit the forms and documents.
The CAC will review your documents and if all is in order, you will be notified of the approval of your business name registration.
Upon completion of the registration and approval by the CAC, your company’s Certificate of Incorporation will be uploaded to your account dashboard where you can easily download and print out.
The Cost of registering a business name in Nigeria cost between ₦10,000 - ₦20,000 depending on the type of business you want to register.
Registration of company not having a share capital costs ₦20,000.