How to get SCUML Certificate in Nigeria

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get SCUML certificate in Nigeria

What is SCUML Certificate

SCUML stands for Special Control Unit against Money Laundering. It is one of the financial monitoring units under the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC). The certificate is one of the prerequisites to allow some businesses to open a corporate bank account in Nigeria. In this post, we will show you how to get SCUML Certificate in Nigeria

Which business needs SCUML Certificate?

There are 14 categories of businesses/companies that need the SCUML certificate. They are

  1. Audit Firms
  2. Estate Agents
  3. Jewellery
  4. Cars and Luxury Goods
  5. Precious Stones and Metals
  6. Clearing and Settlement Companies
  7. Real Estate, Estate Developers
  8. Estate Surveyors and Valuers
  9. Chartered Accountants
  10. Tax Consultants
  11. Hotels, Casinos, Supermarkets
  12. Mechanized Farming Equipment and Machinery
  13. Practitioners of Mechanized Farming
  14. Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs)

How to apply for SCUML Certificate

We can assist you register and get your SCUML certificate within 3 weeks. However, if you are a Tech Savvy, you can apply for the SCUML certificate online by following the processes below.

  1. Visit the SCUML website
  2. Click “Register Online”
  3. Complete the online registration form
  4. Upload the required documents (details below)
  5. Submit

Once the certificate is ready usually within a month. A softcopy would be sent to your mail. Then only the company director(s) or business proprietor is allowed to go to the pre-chosen SCUML office to pick the original hardcopy certificate.

Documents required for SCUML Certificate

Here are the documents needed to get SCUML Certificate in Nigeria

For Business Name and Companies
  • CAC Certificate of Incorporation
  • Application FORM CAC  (for Business Name)
  • CAC Application FORM (for Limited Liability Companies)
  • Memorandum And Articles Of Association  (for Limited Liability Companies)
  • Evidence of Tax Registration. (TIN)
  • Professional certificates (for professional companies).
For  Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)/Non-Profit Organizations (NPOs)
  • Certificate of incorporation
  • Incorporation of Trustees or CAC7
  • Constitution or MEMART
  • Evidence of tax registration (TIN Number/Tax exemption)

Some SCUML Office Addresses in Nigeria

Abuja: No 5 Fomella Street, Off Ademola Adetokunbo Crescent, Wuse II, Abuja

Lagos: 15, Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, Lagos State

PortHarcourt: No 8 Bank Road, Off Moscow Road, Port Harcourt Rivers State

Enugu: Plot 106 Federal Government College Road Independent Layout, Enugu State

Ibadan: 16, Rev Oyebode Crescent Iyaganku, G.R.A, Ibadan Nigeria

Kano: GP 360 Bida Road, Civic Center, Kano

Maiduguri: Plot 80 Baba Shehu Lamin Street, Opposite Elkanemi College, Tudun Wada Layout. Maiduguri, Borno State Nigeria

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