GUIDELINES ON HOW TO OBTAIN SPECIAL CONTROL UNIT AGAINST MONEY LAUNDERING – SCUML CERTIFICATE

SCUML is a unit of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), they are saddle with the responsibility of monitoring, supervising and regulating the activities of Designated Non Financial Institutions (DNFIs) in line with the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act.

Often times, business that intends to open a corporate bank account are requested to provide the SCUML certificate before the account can be opened. Below is the registration guidelines on how to obtain the certificate, the registration is free.

ONLINE REGISTRATION GUIDELINE

Visit SCUML website, www.scuml.org click on the tab “Register online”. Fill the registration Form and attach the required documents listed below:

LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANIES:

Certificate of Incorporation
Memorandum and Article of Association (MEMART)
Form CAC2 and CAC7
Evidence of tax Registration

BUSINESS NAMES:

  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Form BN-O1 (Proprietor’s Particulars)
  • Tax Evidence of tax Registration

Note: professional companies are to also provide professional certificates e.g. Law firms, Accounting firms, Audit firms, etc.

NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION (NGOS)/NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS (NPOS):

  • Certificate of Incorporation/Registration
  • Incorporation of Trustees OR CAC7
  • Constitution OR Memorandum & Article of Association

STATE REGISTRATIONS:

  • Certificate of Registration from State
  • Constitution
  • Copies of valid Identification of at least 3 executive members

INTERNATIONAL NGOs/NPOs:

  • Evidence of Registration with National Planning Commission (NPC)
  • Constitution 
  • Organisational Profile.

SCAN AND UPLOAD ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS USING PORTABLE DOCUMENT FOLDER (PDF), ATTACHMENT MUST NOT EXCEED 2MB OR 2000KB.

NOTE: UPON SUCCESSFUL APPROVAL OF APPLICATION(S),DNFIS WILL UNDERGO A SENSITIZATION SESSION AND ORIGINAL CAC  CERTIFICATE  MUST  BE  SIGHTED BEFORE COLLECTION OF  SCUML CERTIFICATE.

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