How To Get Self Certificate Form In Nigeria

The Federal Government directed all bank account holders to get, complete and submit Self-Certificate Forms (read the news here). In this post, we will show you how to get, fill and submit Self-Certificate form in Nigeria to avoid loss of bank account and money.

Nigerian Youth Investment FundKindly note that if you have multiple accounts with different banks, you are to compete the Self-Certificate form with all the banks.

According to the FG, the forms are needed by the relevant financial institutions to carry out due processes in line with the Income Tax Regulations.

Note: the Self-Certification form is available in three (3) categories;

  1. Form for Entity.

  2. For controlling persons (individuals having controlling interest in a legal person, trustees, etc.

  3. Form for individual.

Failure to complete the form attracts financial penalties which may include inability to operate the account.

Requirements for Self-Certificate form

  • Full Name,
  • Bank Verification Number (BVN),
  • Bank account details,
  • Phone Number,
  • Identification,
  • Valid means of Identification,
  • Other personal details.

How to get Self-Certificate forms in Nigeria

To get, complete and submit a Self-Certificate form, follow the steps below;

  1. Go to your bank

  2. Meet the customers’ care agent

  3. Request for Self-Certificate Form

  4. Fill the form and submit back to your Bank.

For more information, visit

When would the filling of self-certificate form start?

It will start in few days. The Federal Government just made the announcement. Banks and other financial institutions will be directed on what to do. Therefore, this page will be updated soon.

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