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Frequently asked questions

  1. Who are accredited agents?

    Accredited agents are person(s) or institutions certified by the corporate affairs commission to process and submit pre-incorporation and post-incorporation filings on-behalf of individuals and businesses.
  2. I have forgotten my Password, What can I do?

    On the Login prompt; use the forgot password feature; this would send you an electronic mail notification on further steps to take to reset your password or get a new one
  3. What do I do If I do not receive my password after account creation?

    Go to the 'Sign in' page and click 'Forgot Password' link and follow the instructions. An email containing a password reset link will be sent to your registered email address. Click on the link or paste it on your browser and follow the steps provided.
  4. What does CAC-CRP mean?

    This stands for the Corporate Affairs Commission - Company Registration Portal.
  5. 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.
  6. What can I do with my CAC-CRP Portal Account?

    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.
  7. 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
  8. 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)
  9. But I don't have an e-payment credit/debit card; how can I pay online?

    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.
  10. But I am outside Nigeria how am I affected?

    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.
  11. How will i know if My Name Availability Was Approved or Declined?

    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.
  12. What do i do if My Name Availability request is declined?

    You can seek advice from an accredited agent; or make another name search application.
  13. What is the Closest CAC office to me?

    Please check the CAC official website at www.cac.gov.ng for information on offices Nationwide
  14. Where can i get more information?

    Please check the CAC official website at www.cac.gov.ng for information

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