2/23/2015

Check Online If Your Business Names Have Been Approved By CAC



Last week, I informed you about the launch of online company registration by CAC, Nigeria. That same day, I started the process of registering my business name online on CAC website. Within few days, one of the two names I submitted was approved and I confirmed the approval online without visiting any CAC office.


If you've paid the N500 for the business name search and CAC have confirmed your payment, you can check online if your business names have been approved by CAC by following me through the steps below:

==>  Go to: http://services.cac.gov.ng/
==>  Click on "Create account" link
==>  Click on the Sign In link at the right hand corner of your PC screen
==>  Sign in with your username and password
==>  Click on the "Name Search" tab
==>  Click on the "My Reservation History" tab

business name check



Right there, you will see the status of your submitted names. You will see which of the two names is approved and the reservation date. Click on ACTION button to download approval note in pdf.

You can then proceed with the business registration.

I will share info about the business registration process once I complete mine.  So, ensure you subscribe to this blog if you don't want to miss the info.

NB:

==> Name will be reserved for 60days. So, complete the registration asap.
==> CAC might not send you any email to inform you about the approval of your business names. So, always log in to the portal to check.

What's your experience so far with the CAC online business registration?

Recommended: How To Choose a Business Name That Will Not Be Rejected by CAC


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46 comments:

  1. Jumoke2/23/2015

    Thanks Jide. I can't wait for you to be through with the process so I can get started too. Thanks for the updates

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    1. No wahala. I will post more updates once i complete the process.

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  2. OMG! Awesome post, thumbs up for Jide...i am seriously waiting for more up dude.

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    1. No problem bro. Will post more updates

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  3. Thanks jide for this information.
    Bolateethole.blogspot.com

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  4. Hello Jide, i thought the N500 payment for name search is equally done thru online means, thus i want to pay with my ATM card but cant find any option there for payment. What can i do?

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    1. There is an option to pay online there. I paid mine online too.

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    2. Hi, jide the page is not coming up for me to do the availability search after signing up.do they have issues with the site?

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    3. Hello Jide, I have also check it i cannot find the online option to pay the N500, please can you give more discription to locate it. thnks

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  5. oga jide, thanks for sharing this helpful insight

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  6. I want to register a business name,after searching the name online, will I still go to cac to register. Or will I have to do all online?

    Bolateethole.blogspot.com

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    1. all u have to do is print out the receipt and take it to CAC office and complete the process

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  7. Anonymous3/09/2015

    Nice one Jyde, Sincerely, been thinking of visiting C.A.C today but believe me with dis i know for sure i should be able to register my company without visiting there office. Am online right now sha. Will holla you soon cos there is one or two thing we need to talk about, Private - Hakeem

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  8. Anonymous3/23/2015

    The CAC site, http://services.cac.gov.ng is not going through, pls help needed urgently.

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  9. Anonymous3/23/2015

    Hello, really helpful post you have on here. Please, my company name has been approved I am clueless as to how to go about getting an availability code/registering the company?? I hope I can still do that online :(

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    1. Print out the docs, payment receipt and take them to nearest CAC office

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  10. Anonymous4/15/2015

    I went through the same process reserved business name, then engaged the service of a CAC accredited agent to complete the incorporation process for me. Surprisingly, CAC refused to incorporate my company - giving excuse that the person who reserved the business name needs to be a lwayer and its only that person who will be able to fill for incorporation with them. I have to wait for 60 days to elapse to enable another name search by the agent this time before incorporating.

    So do not use the online system by CAC if you ask me!

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    1. Well, you should have done it all by yourself. I've also discovered that some CAC offices are not yet aware of this online system, so they tell you some things that might frustrate you. The online system works to an extent as at the time of publishing this....

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  11. Anonymous5/08/2015

    Thanks jide for the great info, kudo to ur great job,i will soon go and do mine Vistasms247.com

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  12. Anonymous6/03/2015

    Hi, Ive been getting disapproved for the business name. Is there a particular way to write the business name for a particular business? Please i need your help.

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    1. Yes, there are some things to be considered before a name can be approved. Mail me the names that were rejected and I will guide you.

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  13. Hello Jide, I am so glad for the helpful lead you offered here. I have spent N5500 on name search offline with no positive result. Someone told me I could get it done online but he doesn't know how so I googled it up and you came to my rescue. I registered on Saturday, paid and I am totally wowed that my name has been approved this morning. It's really excellent and I can't thank you enough. God bless you my brother, Amen.

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    1. Amen bro. Glad it worked for you. Have fun bro!

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  14. Anonymous6/16/2015

    I don't understand why my comments never show up

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  15. Sup jide I just got mine approved so what next should I do

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    1. Sign in, click on registration tab. click on Action tab and download the form and payment receipt. Print and take them to the CAC office to complete registration.

      I don't recommend going ahead with the process online as it seems some CAC branches still don't know how this online process works.

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  16. I prefer completing the process online. Why should I avoid that dreaded CAC office and do a name search online, only to print out the approved name and receipt in order to go get an approval code offline which I'll proceed to use online again?

    This seems to be nothing different from the GTBank online account opening done via Facebook, which you need to complete at the nearest GTBank branch.

    They really need to fully automate the system. Their offices are a nightmare.

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  17. Anonymous3/24/2016

    Hi, please when you choose several names and one has been approved does that mean others are not available or they just choose at random to approve cause they did not ask for preferred name they just approved one

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    1. I think the name not approved already have a similar type on their Database before and that was why it wasn't approved in the first place.

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  18. Am opening a private limited liability company, pls how much do I pay for stamp duty of 400,000

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  19. Hello Jide.
    I paid 500naira online today and since I got the receipt I've not being able to use the site. Telling me service error. I hope this won't affect my transaction

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  20. Anonymous8/04/2016

    Hello Jide,

    Please, I have paid 500 Naira for Name search through a bank center but my Staus reflects "Not Submitted". Is it OK like that and wait for approval or do I have to upload or submit my payment in d bank online.

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  21. Hi Jide, after a successful registration with CAC and you already have your certificate; what is the next thing to do?

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    1. Anonymous9/04/2016

      Then enjoy. Since you have your certificate, you have successfully registered the Company. Now, you can even Open an account with your company name in any Commercial bank in Nigeria.

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  22. What did you do after that... I mean after you download the notice of approval

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  23. I've tried but I couldn't continue with the registration. how can I get the approval number?

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  24. I've gotten my approval note, how should I proceed?

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  25. I want to start a holding company but I want to register it first. Which of the three options(register a company, register a business name or incorporate trustee) should I register under. and how do I register other subsidiaries under the holding company.

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  26. Hi. Please what is the next step. l registered online for a business name from CAC and it has been approved. Please how can l go about the remaining procedure online. i'm confused especially paying for the 10,000 naira fee.

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  27. Anonymous11/27/2016

    pls kindly help me out of my registration process my name is already approved by cac since 2 weeks back now i am ready to make a payment now,what is the procedure for it?

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