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The NCeRS offers additional advantage of:

  • Documentation of your creation from any part of the world;
  • Full protection of copyright in all countries signatory to International Copyright Instruments to which Nigeria is signatory;
  • Conduct of Search of the NCeRS database for information relating to any copyright work;
  • E-payment platform for services offered by the Commission;
  • Efficiency and prompt delivery.


  • Literary works (books and other written/printed works, and computer programmes);
  • Musical works (musical scores/compositions duly recorded)
  • Artistic works (visual arts, pictures, drawings, 3 dimensional works etc);
  • Cinematographic films;
  • Sound Recordings (audio recordings).


In order to submit applications for online registration of copyright, an applicant should access the NCeRS portal ( and follow the steps listed below to create an account.

  • Step 1: Click on Copyright Registration.
  • Step 2: Click on Create an account.
  • Step 3: Complete the account creation form with the accurate details including a valid email address and submit.
  • Step 4: An email notification would be sent to the applicant's email address with relevant login details with activation link, to enable applicant log on to the registration portal. Applicant is advised to note of his/her username and password for future sign-in.


Once account is created, applicant can log on to the web portal and click on Register a new Work on the dashboard section of the portal; a drop down menu indicating the various sections of the registration form will be shown.

There are eleven (11) sections to complete in the form. Applicant should complete the appropriate sections and click on Save and Next to continue to the next sections.

  • The form can be saved and completed at a later date.
  • All fields with asterisk (*) must be completed.
  • Quick Tips” on how to complete each section of the form can be found at the right hand side of the page.
  • Completed form can be saved as PDF and printed.