Copyright Registration


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Copyright e-Registration Desk Phone Nos: 08183413611, 09019011230

The Nigerian Copyright e-Registration System (NCeRS) which is one of the regulatory schemes offers a platform for creators of copyright works or persons who have acquired rights in these works to register the works online with the Commission.

The e-Registration upscales the existing data collection scheme of the Copyright Notification. It enables the Commission provide more efficient services and wider access to its authors and works, database to copyright authors and members of the public.

The e-Registration System (NCeRS) offers a great and easy access for authors on the digital database all over the world and it creates awareness on the scheme through the NCeRS provided for the right owners and the public.

Works Eligible for Registration

The works eligible for registration are:

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

Procedure for e-Registration

For the purposes of registration, please log on to the NCeRS portal either from the link on the Commission’s website ( or directly from the e-Registration portal ( and follow the steps 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 including a valid email address and submit.
Step 4: An email notification would be sent to the applicant’s email address with login details. Applicants should use the username and password for future sign-in.

Once an account is created, applicant can log onto the web portal.
Click on “Register a new work” on the dashboard section of the portal. A dropdown menu indicating the various sections of the registration form will be shown.

There are eleven (11) sections to complete on 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 later.
All fields with asterisk (*) must be completed.
Quick Tips on how to complete each section of the form can be found on the right hand side of the page.

Completed form can be saved as PDF file and printed.
The following fees are applicable:

    • Copyright Registration Fee/Registration of Transfers: N10,000
    • Issuance of Certified True Copy of Certificate: N5,000
    • Issuance of Certified True Copy of Form: N5,000
    • Issuance of Certified True Copy of a Work (paper-based only):

a. Works below 50 pages N5,000
b. 50 – 100 pages N7,500
c. 101 – 200 pages N10,000
d. Above 200 pages N15,000
e. Corrections and Changes in submitted data N5,000.

      • Fees may be paid either in Nigerian Naira or US Dollars for applications from outside Nigeria.
      • Fees are subject to review from time to time.

Applicants requesting to receive certificates or other documents issued by the Commission by post or courier may be charged accordingly for the cost of such postage or courier.
Payment Method:

Payment through REMITTA:

        • Create a code on with the following:
          MDA-Nigerian Copyright Commission.
        • Print out the slip with RRR code.
        • Make payment at any bank in Nigeria with the slip at the REMITTA Desk.
        • MDA-Nigerian Copyright Commission
        • Platform- Copyright Notification Scheme.
        • A slip with RRR code is issued.
        • Use the RRR code for your e-Registration.

For further enquires, the contacts of the e-Registration Desk are: 09019011239, 08035001495, 08183413611;