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15 March 2016

Step by Step Guide For Certificate Activation

After a Product Certificate (PC) and a SONCAP Certificate (SC) are issued and successfully sent to SON from our platform, the Importer will need to activate the certificates on the web portal of the Federal Government of Nigeria Single Window for Trade, so as to be detected on the Customs platform. The activation launches the certificates into the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) system. In order to do this, the following steps need to be taken:

For PC:

  1. Visit http://son.gov.ng/activate-product-soncap-certificate/
  2. Click on the Apply to Activate Product Certificate button
  3. Complete the form by inputting the Certificate Number, the Importer Name, the TIN Number and the Importer Phone Number
  4. Click on the SUBMIT button. Upon completion of the process, a pop-up message will confirm activation. To ensure it has been sent to the Customs/NICIS portal, the importer should do the following:
  5. Visit: https://trade.gov.ng/son/search.do
  6. Input the Certificate Number and click on the Product Certificate radio button
  7. Click on Search to display the certificate
  8. Proceed with the Form M process.

For SC:

  1. Visit http://son.gov.ng/activate-product-soncap-certificate/
  2. Click on the Apply to Activate SONCAP Certificate/Import Permit button
  3. Under Type of Activation, select SONCAP Activation for PAAR from the dropdown list
  4. Complete the form by inputting the SONCAP/Certificate Number, the Importer Name, the TIN Number and the Importer Phone Number
  5. Click on the SUBMIT button. Upon completion of the process, a pop-up message will confirm activation. To ensure it has been sent to the Customs/NICIS portal, the importer should do the following:
  6. Visit: https://trade.gov.ng/son/search.do
  7. Input the Certificate Number and click on the SONCAP Certificate radio button
  8. Click on Search to display the certificate
  9. Proceed with the PAAR process.

If any problem is experienced at any of the stages outlined above, contact Cotecna Nigeria Office at the e-mail addresses listed below to receive assistance in finding a solution:

  • ade.adediran at cotecna-nigeria.com -08030770071
  • irene.sido at cotecna-nigeria.com - 08035345579
  • oluwabukola.akpata at cotecna-nigeria.com - 08023159498
  • abdulkarim.hassan at cotecna-nigeria.com - 08037173183
  • ajibola.oluwatayo at cotecna-nigeria.com - 07088442565
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