Nigeria (NG)

Jurisdiction Overview

486 *What information has to be registered for those legal owners who need to be named (above)? All names plus countries of residence plus either addresses or TINs or birthdates, passport or personal IDs, or incorporation numbers are always registered.
 Data Date: 2016


According to the Global Forum, "Entities seeking to start a business file online application for registering their business name. Name search of business is performed online. The processing of business names by CAC is real time based. Information recorded during this process are: name of proprietors/partners, residential addresses, nature of business, branches, phone numbers, email addresses, age, photo identity and photos of partners. If there is any change in the information recorded, CAC should be informed. The identity document should be either a passport or a driving license or a national identity card" (GF 2016: 28).


GF 2016: 28