All companies and businesses in Nigeria are mandated to be registered under the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC).
To check if a company or business is registered, follow the steps below:
- Log on to the corporate affairs commission website at http://services.cac.gov.ng/ and chose the “Public Search” service on the landing page.
- You will be directed to the search page. Enter the name of the company in the search engine with heading “Search Record by Name”
- Click on the square box below the search engine to verify that you are not a robot.
- Then you can click on “Search”.
If the company is registered, the search will return with the result showing the details of the company and CAC registration status. The result will include the name of the company, the RC number, the address of the company and the date of registration.
If the company is still undergoing registration, the result will return without RC number and address. You will see undergoing registration under the date of registration column and not yet assigned to the RC number column.
If the company is not registered, the result will return empty.