Basic Business Registration

Required Input

Input

Value

country

NG

id_type

BASIC_BUSINESS_REGISTRATION

id_number

Business registration number (numbers only without the 2 letter suffix) e.g. RC 0000000 should be submitted as 0000000

business_type

The incorporation type of the business. Can be any of the following items:

  • bn - for business name registration

  • co - for private or public limited companies

  • it - for incorporated trustees

Response fields

Response Field

Value Returned

Company Information.Company Type

Yes

Company Information.Country

Yes

Company Information.Address

Yes

Company Information.Registration Number

Yes

Company Information.Search Number

Yes

Company Information.Authorized Shared Capital

No

Company Information.Industry

Yes

Company Information.Tax Id

No

Company Information.Registration Date

Yes

Company Information.Phone

No

Company Information.Legal Name

Yes

Company Information.State

Yes

Company Information.Email

Yes

Company Information.Status

Yes

Directors.Shareholdings

No

Directors.Id Number

No

Directors.Address

No

Directors.Occupation

No

Directors.Gender

No

Directors.Nationality

No

Directors.Date Of Birth

No

Directors.Name

No

Directors.Id Type

No

Directors.Phone Number

No

Proprietors.Id Number

No

Proprietors.Address

No

Proprietors.Occupation

No

Proprietors.Gender

No

Proprietors.Nationality

No

Proprietors.Date Of Birth

No

Proprietors.Name

No

Proprietors.Id Type

No

Proprietors.Phone Number

No

Beneficial Owners.Shareholdings

No

Beneficial Owners.Address

No

Beneficial Owners.Gender

No

Beneficial Owners.Nationality

No

Beneficial Owners.Registration Number

No

Beneficial Owners.Name

No

Beneficial Owners.Shareholder Type

No

Beneficial Owners.Phone Number

No

Fiduciaries.Name

No

Fiduciaries.Fiduciary Type

No

Fiduciaries.Address

No

Fiduciaries.Registration Number

No

Fiduciaries.Status

No

Documents.Search Certificate

No

All fields are returned as string

ID Number Regular Expression (Regex)

To limit the probability of your user mistyping the id number, we advise that you enforce the format of the id number field in your app. You can use the regex below:

  • /^[0-9]{5,8}$/

Supported Products

Sample ID Numbers

To test Nigerian business registration in our Sandbox, we provide you with 4 different id numbers to mirror various scenarios you can experience with real IDs in production.

Always send co as the business_type in sandbox.

ID NumberResultResult Code

0000000

Success with business information returned

1012

0000001

Failure, no record found

1013

0000002

Error: Invalid ID number format

2413

0000003

Database unavailable

1015

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