Your little brainchild grows to a level where you feel you need to make it a standalone entity. The need to differentiate your business/company from you starts running through your mind but the thoughts of going through a tedious process almost discourages you.
Registering a company in Nigeria is not as difficult as many think. For the record, knowing what is expected of you before proceeding to register your company (private or public) with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) is key. In this post, we shall address that and list the steps.
Step by Step on how to register a company in Nigeria
- The first step is checking for the availability of the proposed company name you have in mind. To do that click here. You can as well reserve a proposed company name. To do that, click here. (Note that checking the proposed company name is free).
- The next step is to complete the pre-registration form (CAC1). You would need to use the online company registration portal to do that.
- Next, you’d be required to pay for filing and stamp duties. Click here to check for the Corporate Affairs Commission fees of services.
Note: The steps above can be completed on the COMPANY REGISTRATION PORTAL (CRP).
- After following through with the first three steps above, you would need to prepare the scan copy of your pre-registration documents for uploads as follows:
- Form CAC1
- Memorandum and Article of Association (MEMART)
- A recognized form of identification for Director(s)/Subscriber(s) and Secretary
- Evidence of payment to the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC)
- After the above documents have been prepared, you would need to upload them for processing (click here to start the upload process)
- Finally, you mus submit the original copies of the documents uploaded at step 6 (Form CAC1.1, MEMART, etc) to the CAC office you had selected in exchange for your certificate and the Certified True copies of the documents.
There! You are done!