CAC Public Search: How To Check If A Company Is Registered In Nigeria.

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Doing business with others has always involved one party making a search about the other or both parties doing same. Some request for the business registration documents of the other just to be sure the are dealing with the right company but going the extra step of verifying data with the regulatory bodies has always been a lengthy job.

Thankfully the Corporate Affairs Commission of Nigeria (CAC) has made it easy to get the business registration information of an company registered in Nigeria through the CAC Public Search on their website. One is able to see the RC Number, Company name, registered address, active or inactive status of the business and date of registration.

Interestingly, the CAC Public Search allows for a View Paid Service which you can request full information of the company you need to know about but it has also made the business registration process simple since one can now have an end to end business registration on the CAC website.

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How do I check if a company is registered with CAC?
  • Visit CAC website by clicking here,
  • Type the company name in the field provided without “Plc”, “Limited” or “Ltd”.
  • Check the “I am not a robot” CAPTCHA box.
  • Click submit .
How can I check a company name in Nigeria?
  • Visit CAC website by clicking here,
  • Type the company name in the field provided without “Plc”, “Limited” or “Ltd”.
  • Check the “I am not a robot” CAPTCHA box.
  • Click submit .

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How can I get a CAC-CRP Portal Account Access?

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.

What is the first thing I must do to register a business in Nigeria?

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

What do I need to submit a successful Name Availability Request?

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)

How To Search For a Company or Business Registered In Nigeria Via CAC Public Search

1. Visit the official website of Corporate Affairs Commission of Nigeria https://search.cac.gov.ng/home

CAC Public Search
CAC Public Search

2. Enter the details of the company or business you wish to find

Make sure to enter the full business name but avoid adding “PLC”, “LTD” or “Limited” to the company name for the search. Do click on the green search button beside the search box.

3. You will be directed to a search record by name; enter the name of the company

A result will be shown detailing the RC Number, Company name, registered address and date of registration

If the company is undergoing registration or has winded up, the result will also detail the status of the company at that time.

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This article only focused on using the CAC Public Search to find details of business but there is another article about how to use the CAC platform to register a business.

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Raphael Amuri

Hey There......My name is Raphael Amuri (Black Chinese). Co-founder and Operations Lead at AlienMedia (A digital marketing agency). I vent my boredom writing Tech for TheBlackChinese and Find innovatives ways of selling your business on the internet on a regular day.

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