How to Apply for a Telecommunication license in Nigeria

Apply for a Telecommunication license in Nigeria by yourself

  • To apply to obtain an Telecommunication License in person, applicants must go to the office of the Nigerian Communications Commission.
  • Contact and address details for the NCC are available on the following webpage: contact link
  • Visit the office and obtain an application form for applying for a license for Telecommunications as appropriate to your needs from the department in question.
  • There are also applications forms on the next pages: application forms
  • Candidates, who would like to get a license with conditions, terms, and obligations, as well as the scope and restrictions are specific to the service that is being offered Download An Individual License Form.
  • And those who wish to obtain a license type in which the terms and conditions/obligations are common to all license holders can download Class License Application Form.
  • Be sure to have all the documents you need on the “Required documents” section on this page.
  • Then, fill out the application form, including the correct details under the relevant sections. Sign it when you are done.
  • After you have completed an application form be sure to attach the necessary documents to the form and send it personally to the appropriate office.
  • Non-refundable administrative charges should be paid according to the instructions when making the application.
  • After the submission of the application, it will be accompanied by additional documents can be sent to be examined and verified.
  • After the verification and verification procedures are completed The application will then be approved by the authorities and they are then able to take the required measures to give the licence.
  • If the document for the license is available to collect and the person who requested it will receive an SMS to the mobile number registered from the office. The person who is interested in collecting it can do so themselves or hire an appointment with a courier service.

Required Documents For a Telecommunication license

  • The completed application form
  • Incorporation Certificate
  • Certificate of Tax Clearance
  • Articles as well as Memorandum of Association certified copy
  • Completed CO7 form copy
  • Report of feasibility
  • Size of passport photos of an Authorized Representative (three numbers)
  • Sized passport photos of directors of the company
  • Qualified Technical Staff’s Certification (Class license)
  • Description of the service proposed (Class license)

Office Locations and Contacts

Nigerian Communications Commission,’Head Office,
Plot 423 Aguiyi Ironsi Street
Federal Capital Territory,
Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Tel: +234-9-4617000
Fax: +234-9-4617514
Homepage: homepage link
Contact Link: contact link
Google map link: Google map directions

What are all the Eligibility

  • Any registered business or structure in Nigeria who wishes to deal in business through Telecommunications is eligible.
  • The application may be submitted by any responsible employee of the company or by an authorized representative.


Please refer to the following webpage for information on the fees: Link

Documents to Utilize


  • For Individual licenses The license fees must be paid upon approval of the application. In the case of a class license payment is made upon the submission of an the application.
  • In both cases the administrative fee is required along with the registration fee and license fee.
  • For additional instructions on licensing For more information, follow the link and look them up according to the type of license: licensing procedure

Requirements Information

  • Locations of business outlets
  • Contact details and address
  • Formulated tariff information
  • Contact details for the person who is responsible
  • Information about the company
  • Registration number
  • Incorporation date
  • Contact details
  • Specifics of Directors and Shareholders
  • The number of technical staff
  • Number of the payment receipt

Documentation is needed

  • If a person or company within Nigeria would like to engage in commercial activities that require the use of Telecommunication the company must have the appropriate license by the Nigerian Communications Commission.

Information that can be useful

  • A individual Licence is a kind of authorization that outlines the terms, conditions , obligations, limitations and scope specifically relate to the services that is being offered. The licensing process can be performed in its form in Auction, “First Come First Served”, “Beauty Contest” or the standard administrative procedure and so on.
  • A Class Licence is a type of general authorization in which the terms and conditions/obligations are common to all license holders. It only requires registration with the Commission before applicants can begin operating.

For more information about payment procedures, please visit this page: payment procedure

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