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Tuesday , September , 02 2014
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Applying for Business Permit

FRESH BUSINESS PERMIT APPLICATION / MIGRATION OF EXISTING APPLICATION TO eCitiBiz WEB PORTAL

Business Permit Migration is a MANDATORY process designed for existing companies to migrate their companies’ details from the old paper forms to the eCitiBiz portal.

Fresh Business Permit Application is for new companies (Foreign) seeking Business Permit  to do business in Nigeria from the Citizenship & Business Department.For the purpose of the online initiative by the Citizenship and Business Department, migration of the existing companies is technically the same process with the Fresh Business Permit Application. Also Establishment grant is for Nigerian seeking Business permit

How to  Start Business Permit Application / Migrating an existing company 
  1. Click Portal Login on www.eCitiBiz.com or go to www.ecitibiz.net  
  2. Click Application on the menu bar.
  3. Click on Business Permit Application 
  4. A Form page will be displayed
  5. Fill out the form and follow the screen tips 
       
    1. All fields with red asterisk * are compulsory
    2. Random password: You may use this option if you want the portal to generate a password for your application. Hence, the password can be changed once you have completed your application.
     
  6. Click "Next" button (Upon clicking the "Next" button, an SMS and e-mail will be sent to the provided phone number and email address with these details: User Name, Password, Application number, Verification code.)
  7. Enter the Verification Code received on the next page (Your Application Number has been pre-entered in so you are expected to enter the Verification Code received )
  8. Click on 'Verification Continue' to proceed.
  9. On the Payment page, select Cash Payment and click Make Payment to proceed.
  10. A payment invoice will be generated on the next page containing a reference number which will be used to make payment at any EcoBank branch in the world to the specified account details.

Things to Note

Once you click on the Next button in step 6 above, your Application has been initiated successfully. In case of any interruption and you wish to Continue your Business Permit Application, below are the steps to follow:

How to Continue your Business Permit Application (This can be done if you wish to Continue your Business Permit Application from step 6 above)

  • Click Portal Login on www.eCitiBiz.com or go to www.ecitibiz.net
  • Click Application on the menu bar
  • Click on Continue Business Permit Application
  • Fill out the form that appears with your Application Number and Validation Code received earlier by sms and email and click Verification Continue.
  • This will take you to step 9
Note: Payment MUST be made with Application Number and Reference Code.  

  • You can print the invoice for future references.
  • Wait for a payment confirmation email and sms before you can continue your Business Application

HOW TO CONTINUE YOUR BUSINESS PERMIT APPLICATION AFTER PAYMENT HAS BEEN CONFIRMED

1.    Click Portal Login on www.eCitiBiz.com or go to www.ecitibiz.net  

2.    Click Application on the menu bar

3.    Click on Continue Business Permit Application

4.  Fill out the form that appears with your Application Number and Validation Code received earlier by sms and email and click Verification Continue. The next page shows a logged in page where you can add more details about your Company

5.    On this page, you will see all required steps (in percentage) needed to complete your Business Permit Application.

Information required to Complete your Business Permit Application:

  •   Basic Information
  • Company Identity (This portion can no longer be edited at this point)
  • Company Address
  • Advanced Profile
  • Details of Nigeria Management/Senior Staff
  • Director Details
  • Outside Connections
  • Equipment/Raw materials to be used by the Company
  • Proposed Business Locations
  • Company Banker
  • Company Proposed Positions
  • Training programs for Nigerian Employee
  • Share Capital/funding
  • Document uploads

6.    Each step completed will increase your percentage progress and all steps successfully completed will give you a total percentage of 100. Only then can your form be accepted for submission by clicking on Next to Declaration button.

7.    Fill in all required fields on the declaration page and click on submit

8.    Click ok on the dialog box that appears to submit your application

Note:  Once your application has been successfully submitted , no changes can be made anymore

 

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