Have you tried carrying out registration of your business with the Corporate Affairs Commission only to discover that your name or the name of another has been wrongly spelt on your business registration documents?
If the scenario painted above fits your current situation, there is no cause for alarm as it is possible to have the name corrected on your registration documents even after the business has been registered.
We will discuss this in detail below.
PROCEDURE AND REQUIREMENTS FOR CORRECTING A NAME WRONGLY SPELT ON YOUR BUSINESS REGISTRATION DOCUMENTS
Before explaining how this is done, please note that at the time of sharing this article, effecting correction on a name(s) that is wrongly spelt on your CAC documents can only be done after registration is completed (i.e. as a post-incorporation or registration process).
That being said, below are the requirements for effecting corrections on a name(s) wrongly spelt on your CAC documents;
1. Evidence of filing annual returns up to date.
2. A sworn affidavit explaining the circumstances behind your application
3. Means of Identification of the Applicant
4. Completed CAC Form(s)
5. Payment of statutory application fee
After all the requirements listed above are submitted and relevant payment is made, a status report reflecting the changes to the name(s) will be made available.
On average, it takes 3 to 5 working days or less to have your application granted.
In Nigeria, effecting correction on your name or other details wrongly spelt on your CAC documents is a post-incorporation process and can only be handled by accredited agents of the Corporate Affairs Commission.
Only professionals such as lawyers, accountants, and chartered secretaries are permitted by law to be accredited by the Commission.
Need help with effecting correction on a name(s) wrongly spelt on your business registration or company incorporation documents? Please reach out to us through the Whatsapp link on the lower right part of this page or HERE, and we will be delighted to assist you.
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