CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION PUBLIC SEARCH

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Corporate affairs commission abbreviated as cac has made a free tool available to the public to conduct search. cac public search is a free online search platform to enhance speed of obtaining vital results in company and allied matters affairs in Nigeria.

The process of doing a business registration, checking the status of a registered business name or company or even an incorporated trustee, usually takes days to complete, but right now it is fully automated.

The commission wishes to achieve higher score in the ease of doing business by digitalization of their services.

The information obtainable through public search are the names, Rc/bn number of a business or company, or IT number in a situation where it is an incorporated trustee.

How To Use Cac Public Search

in a bid to unravel information concerning a business name such as address, bn number, rc number, registration status, the following steps are essential

1.Log in to your phone or web browser

2. Type search.cac.gov.ng and click on the result page.

3.Navigate to the search bar and key in the business name or the rc number of it number

4.Select the category of the organization such as company or business name or incorporated trustee and hit the search button.

5. Result will appear and you can now proceed with your main aim of doing the search.

The search will reveal the information of any registered entity or an entity currently under registration, it is quite easy using the name of the entity to search or the allocated business number or RC Code of such a company, it is important to note that for incorporated trustees, their names appear with their IT code.

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Other information you will get from cac public search is the registered address, and date of registration of any company or business name, it’s status with cac , notably companies that have been registered ,but have default in filing their annual returns are declared inactive by cac , it is important to note that filing your annual return, up to date, will enhance the status of your company to be active with cac.

However, on some occasions, Cac will still mark a company status inactive despite complying with filing of annual return to date, in this case, you need to compile your letter of acknowledgment of filing from cac ,and forward to cac nearest office for prompt action or contact an accredited Cac agent.

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