How to Register Your Business With CAC

A step-by-step Guild on how to register your business with CAC

Conduct a Name Search:
The first step is to conduct a name search to ensure the availability and uniqueness of your business name. Visit the CAC website www.cac.gov.ng/business-names and use their public search platform to verify if your desired business name is already registered. If it's available, proceed to the next step.

Create an Account on the CAC Portal:
Register for an account on the CAC online portal. Provide your personal details, including your full name, email address, and phone number. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email with login credentials.

Complete the Pre-Incorporation Form:
Access the CAC portal with your login credentials and complete the pre-incorporation form. Provide accurate information about your business, including the proposed business name, business address, nature of the business, and ownership structure.

Pay the Required Fees:
Calculate the required registration fees based on your business structure (e.g., business name, limited liability company). Generate a payment invoice on the CAC portal and proceed to make the payment at an approved bank. Ensure you obtain an e-receipt for future reference.

Upload Required Documents:
Scan and upload the necessary documents, including the completed pre-incorporation form, proof of payment, identification documents of directors and shareholders, and memorandum and articles of association (for a limited liability company). Make sure all documents are clear and legible.

Submit the Application:
Submit the application online through the CAC portal. Double-check all the information and documents before finalizing the submission. You may need to wait for the CAC's review and approval, which can take several days or weeks.

Monitor Application Status:
Track the progress of your application through the CAC portal. You will receive notifications regarding any additional documents or information required. Be proactive and respond promptly to any requests from the CAC to expedite the process.

Collect Your Certificate:
Once your application is approved, it will show on your CAC dashboard. Follow the steps on the portal to download your certificate and other documents.

Registering your business with the CAC is a crucial step towards establishing a legally recognized entity in Nigeria. By following this step-by-step guide, you can navigate the registration process independently, saving time and resources. Remember to thoroughly review the CAC guidelines and requirements to ensure a smooth and successful registration experience.

This blog post is a general guide and should not substitute professional legal advice. It's recommended to consult with a legal professional or a registered CAC agent. Do you need help? call or message our legal professional in charge of CAC registration +2348166415973. Consultation is 100% free.

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