Business Registration

Required Input

Input

Value

country

NG

id_type

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

Yes

Company Information.Authorized Shared Capital Breakdown.Nominal Value

No

Company Information.Authorized Shared Capital Breakdown.Type

No

Company Information.Authorized Shared Capital Breakdown.Number Of Shares

No

Company Information.Industry

No

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

Yes

Directors.Shareholding Breakdown.Type

No

Directors.Shareholding Breakdown.Number Of Shares

No

Directors.Id Number

Yes

Directors.Address

Yes

Directors.Occupation

Yes

Directors.Gender

Yes

Directors.Nationality

Yes

Directors.Date Of Birth

Yes

Directors.Name

Yes

Directors.Id Type

Yes

Directors.Phone Number

Yes

Proprietors.Id Number

Yes

Proprietors.Address

Yes

Proprietors.Occupation

Yes

Proprietors.Gender

Yes

Proprietors.Nationality

Yes

Proprietors.Date Of Birth

Yes

Proprietors.Name

Yes

Proprietors.Id Type

Yes

Proprietors.Phone Number

Yes

Beneficial Owners.Shareholdings

Yes

Beneficial Owners.Shareholding Breakdown.Type

No

Beneficial Owners.Shareholding Breakdown.Number Of Shares

No

Beneficial Owners.Address

Yes

Beneficial Owners.Gender

Yes (if applicable)

Beneficial Owners.Nationality

Yes

Beneficial Owners.Registration Number

Yes (if applicable)

Beneficial Owners.Name

Yes

Beneficial Owners.Shareholder Type

Yes

Beneficial Owners.Phone Number

Yes (if available)

Fiduciaries.Name

Yes

Fiduciaries.Fiduciary Type

Yes

Fiduciaries.Address

Yes

Fiduciaries.Registration Number

Yes (if applicable)

Fiduciaries.Status

No

Documents.Search Certificate

Yes

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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