How to check whether a company is registered with CAC.To make it easier for clients and other businesses to see whether a business or a company is enrolled with the Corporate Affairs Commission, CAC launched a fast and useful solution. To access the information, you will require a computer or a mobile phone and no more than 5 minutes of your time. Here are the stages you need to take to find out whether a business is CAC-registered:
Go to the authorized CAC website by following this link.
Click the Public Search button underneath the header.
Enter the business name into the search field.
Review the search results to find what you’re looking for.
In the top menu, you can change between Business Name, Company, and Incorporated Trustees tabs.
See the company’s legal address and enrollment date.
If you need more factual information about the company, it is available for a small fee.
That’s it! If you enter the business name and there are zero results, it means that the company is not enrolled with CAC and is possibly best to be prevented. There are also circumstances where you find the exact company name, but the CAC website says it’s under registration, and it only means that the company has newly filed the request to be registered at CAC or updated its data. It’s typically safe to work with such companies.
Eventually, if you are searching for a company that has a very ordinary name, your search results may be overcrowded and it can be hard to find what you need. In that case, you can define your request by including the company type: PLC, Ltd, and so on. If you know the name of the person in charge of the business but not the business name itself, you can also search for the person’s name to see whether he is really who he says he is.