Nigeria Company Formations

Registration of all companies is handled by the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC).

We incorporate limited liability companies in more than 40 countries, our experience and relationship with the companies registry means, we can incorporate your Nigeria Private Limited Company, according to your specifications.

Benefits of a Nigeria Company

  • We offer our clients a reliable company formation service in Nigeria
  • It is not necessary to visit Nigeria to complete your incorporation
  • Our companies incorporation system comply with the Corporate Affairs Commission

Corporate Affairs Commission Required Information

To incorporate a Nigeria company the following is required for the Corporate Affairs Commission:

  • Proposed Company Name
  • Brief Description of Company Activities - Maximum of five business objects
  • Shareholders Details
  • Company Directors Details
  • Nigeria Registered Office Address
  • Amount of capital
  • Passport/identity card
  • Two signed passport photographs per shareholder/director
  • Residential Address of directors and shareholders
  • Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association - which we draft for you

Share Capital

The minimum share capital for a Private Limited Liability company in Nigeria is NGN 10,000 (€100).

Company Shareholders

A minimum of two shareholders are required for a company in Nigeria, with not restrictions placed upon residency or nationality. The maximum number of shareholders for Private Limited Company is 50.

Both individuals and corporate bodies are permitted to be shareholders.

Company Directors

A minimum of two directors are required, of any nationality or residency, and may also be shareholders in the company.

Company Secretary

A company secretary, resident in Nigeria is required.

Nigeria Company Name

Two business names must be submitted to the Corporate Affairs Commission an certain regulations apply regarding a company name:

  • Company name must not be identical to or closely resemble another company name incorporated in Nigeria
  • Name must not be misleading in regards to the business activities performed by the company
  • Must not include words suggesting patronage or association with any government body or Royalty - E.g. "Federal", "National", "State", "Government", "Chartered", etc.

We check that your Nigeria company name is acceptable and is not already incorporated with the Corporate Affairs Commission.

Company Incorporation Documents

Once incorporated we provide a set of corporate documents for your Nigeria company which, includes the Certificate of Incorporation, Memorandum of Association the Articles of Association and share certificates. Copies of the company incorporation documents are sent via email and the originals from the companies registry are sent to you in a corporate folder.

Registered Office

A company in Nigeria must have a registered office, which must be a physical address in Nigeria where documents may be legally served - we can provide a registered office in Nigeria.

Shareholder and Director Meetings

An Annual General Meeting of shareholders is mandatory.

Exemption from Registration

Foreign companies intending to do business in Nigeria may apply for exemption from registration especially those undertaking special projects. Companies seeking exemption are to forward their applications to the Secretary to the Federal Government of Nigeria.

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Nigeria Advantages
  • Directors - only 2 director of any nationality is necessary for your company
  • Shareholders - only 2 shareholder are required
  • Share Capital - the share capital requirement is NGN 10,000 (€100)
  • Registered Office - your company requires a registered office in Nigeria, which we can provide
  • Company Secretary - a resident company secretary is required
  • Support - using our 20 years experience we guide you throughout every step of the company formation process
Required to Proceed
  • Company Name - so we can check your company name is available
  • Documents - proof of address and copy of your passport
  • Form - complete this form
  • Upload - proof of address & copy passport can be uploaded here