How to Check for Business Name Availability

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How to Check for Business Name Availability.

There is a possibility of checking for business name availability.

Should you want to, and probably have a business to register.

The search for business name availability can be done at the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC).

Because it is this commission that is saddled with the responsibility of registering companies’ names and business names in Nigeria.

As well as those organizations undertaking business name registration.

For instance, if you have a business name or a company name you want to be registered in Nigeria.

What you do is to go to the Corporate Affairs Commission and register your business name.

But before you register your business name, you have to check for business name availability in Nigeria.

The reason for this exercise is obvious, because the business name you have suggested to be registered might have been registered by another person.

Therefore what you have to do is to check through a form at the Corporate Affairs Commission for business name availability.

To see whether your suggested business name have been registered by another person or whether your proposed business name is just okay for registration.

Business Name Availability in Nigeria

How to check for business name availability:

First thing first, you will be provided with the Corporate Affairs Commissions (CAC) search form, and you will be expected to type in, the business name that you want registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission in your personal computer, and the computer will have to search through the corporate affairs commission’s database, and if the business name you have entered in the corporate affair commission search form has been registered, there will be result displayed, and in the result, you will find the registration number of the registered company and the name of the company, and the address of the company and the time and date the business name was registered.

Business Name Availability in Nigeria

But if, after typing in your proposed business name in the corporate affairs commission search form, and there is no such name found in the database of the commission, the computer will displayed a blank result, meaning that there is no such business name registered with the corporate affairs commission. With this knowledge, you can go further to register your business name by submitting your business name to be reserved at the corporate affairs commission’s online website.

Business Name Availability in Nigeria

You are advised to submit up to two business names, should one, out of the two business names is found already registered with the corporate affairs commission by some other person, then the other one could be approved for registration. Please you should note that your business name may be reserved for about sixty days, so all that you need to do is to complete the form at the corporate affairs commission for your business name registration.

Business Name Availability in Nigeria

And you should also note that if at all, the corporate affairs commission will approve your business name for registration.

Do not expect the commission to inform you about the approval of your business name, they will never.

Therefore, it is you duty to log in into the corporate affairs commission’s website to check for whether or not your business name has been approved.

The question now arises, how do you check for business name approval by the corporate affairs commission?

And I will tell you. Now if you have paid for the search.

Or check of your business name availability at the corporate affairs commission.

And your payment has been confirmed by the commission.

Then you can check online whether or not your business name has been approved through the steps given below.

How to check for business name approval:

  • You will have to visit the corporate affairs commission website
  • At the website, you will be directed to click; ‘create account’ link
  • That will be followed with an instruction to click; ‘sign in’ link
  • You will have to sign in with your password and username
  • Next step will be an instruction to click; ‘name search’
  • And finally, it will be followed by an instruction to click; ‘my Reservation History’

Having completed the above steps, the system will display the status of the business name you have submitted.

And out of the two business names submitted.

The business name approved will be shown, as well as the reservation date.

At this point, you may click the tap; ‘Action’ .

To download your business name approval note via pdf.

Once this is done, the next step will be to go for business name registration proper.

Business Name Availability in Nigeria

Get the availability code to complete registration:

You have confirmed that your business name have been approved by the corporate affairs commission.

Now your next step will be to complete your business name registration.

To achieve this, there is a code you will have to used, and it is called; ‘availability code’.

You will need this code to complete your business name registration procedures.

Once it is approved by the corporate affairs commission, and please note.

You will have to download the approval note from the corporate affairs commission. How?

Business Name Availability in Nigeria

Steps to download approval note:

  • Visit the corporate affairs commission’s website and log in to the commission’s portal by clicking; ‘sign in’
  • Type in your username, as well as your password, and then click; ‘log in’
  • Once that has been done clink; ‘name search
  • And followed with by clicking; ‘ my Reservation History

Business Name Availability in Nigeria

Having completed the steps above, there will be a list of business names that has been approved displayed, and once that is displayed.

Click on ‘Action’ tap, followed with ‘view payment history’.

You will be instructed to serve the file in pdf, and once you have finish saving the file.

You can now download the file, open the pdf file.

In the file, you will see the ‘signal number, which is the ‘availability code.

Once you get the availability code, you can return to the registration button to type in the availability code.

At that point, you might have completed your business name registration.

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