How to Process the SON SONCAP Certificate Registration/Activation; Step-by-step Guide

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What is SONCAP?

SONCAP is an acronym for Standard Organisation of Nigeria Conformity Assessment Program. It is a regulatory setup meant to cater for importation the following items: Arts and Crafts, Toys, Furniture (Some furniture items are forbidden, we can advise), Leather, Plastic and Rubber Products, Electrical and Electronic products, New Motor Vehicles and spare parts including Tyres, Chemical products, Building and Construction Material, Mechanical Devices and Gas Appliances, Paper and stationery items, Protective Safety Equipment, and Medical devices.

The SONCAP SON Product Certificate is issued to the exporter by SON office in exporting country after a satisfactory test report valid for at least one year. This article is a step-by-step guide on how to process the SON SONCAP certificate and the activation.

Importers can now activate their product certificates, SONCAP certificates and import permits at the comfort of their homes or office and have SONCAP officers attend to the applications within 2-3 working days.

  1. The Product Certificate (PC) can be activated on the SONCAP Portal upon receipt of the certificate by the importer or the exporter
  1. The activated SON Product Certificate part of the documents required to open an e-Form ‘M’.

CHECK THIS OUT: Step-by-step Procedure on How to Register e-Form ‘M’; Everything you Need to Know

The Process…

  • At point of shipping the items, a SON Certificate of Conformity is issued to the exporter, and is expected to immediately forward this to the importer. The SON office in Nigeria replaces the SON Certificate of Conformity with the SONCAP Certificate, upon activation on the SONCAP Portal.
  • The SONCAP Certificate is then presented to NCS at the point of clearing of the items at the port.

Step-by-step Guide on How to Activate SONCAP Certificate

  1. Sign up with your TIN. If you are an existng user, sign in with your Email, TIN, and Password.

2. Go to the Certificate Activation page

3. Choose which module you wish to proceed on:

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SONCAP Certificate Activation
  1. Open the SONCAP portal
  2. Click SONCAP Activation Certificate
  3. Enter your FIRS validated TIN already registered on the Trade Portal that will be used for PAAR processing.
  4. Enter other necessary details
  5. Submit
  • A pop-up message will immediately confirm the activation.
  1. Go to the SON Portal on the Nigeria Trade Portal
  2. Input the Certificate Number and continue
  3. Click on Search to display the certificate
  4. Proceed with the PAAR process.
Product Certification Activation Request
  1. Open the SONCAP portal
  2. Click Product Certification Activation Request
  3. Enter your FIRS validated TIN already registered on the Trade Portal that will be used for PAAR processing.
  4. Enter other necessary details
  5. Submit
  • A pop-up message will immediately confirm the activation.
  1. Go to the SON Portal on the Nigeria Trade Portal
  2. Input the Certificate Number and continue
  3. Click on Search to display the certificate
  4. Proceed with the PAAR process.
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