The corporate affairs commission has launched an online portal for business name availability search and registration.
It is easy as visiting services.cac.gov.ng and clicking 'Create Account' button, fill in the form, submit and your account details would be sent to the email address you entered.
With your CAC-CRP portal account you can submit pre-incorporation and post incorporation filings with the Corporate Affairs Commission online in real time. You can also conveniently make payment for these filings from the comfort of your home, 24/7 a year.
To register a business in Nigeria, you would need to conduct a name search of the business. You can achieve this using your CAC-CRP account
To submit a name availability request successfully, you would need the following:
- The name(s) to search, a maximum of two options
- Your CAC-CRP account access (username and password)
- N500 only
Other required information about the type of business (Please use an accredited agent if in doubt)
If you do not have a debit/credit card to use for payment online; you can still use your internet banking to pay for fees in the CAC-CRP. If you don't have internet banking either; just generate the bill from the CAC-CRP; walk into any bank branch in Nigeria and make the payment.
This service is available for anybody to use from anywhere in the world at any point in time. Payment options available though are debit/credit cards as well as internet banking with any of the Nigerian banks.
Once your name search request has been processed; you would receive an email notification in your officially registered email address. Then on logging in to your CAC-CRP account; you would be able to see the status of your application as well as generate the availability approval/disapproval form.
if your Name Availability request is declined, You can seek advice from an accredited agent or make another name search
for more information visit CAC portal: services.CAC.gov.ng