Nigeria has the highest population of foreigners living and doing business in Cameroon. You can find majority of Nigerian citizens in the North West and South West Regions of Cameroon. There is also a great concentration of Nigerians living and running business in Cameroon’s economic capital Douala [Source: Nigerian Consulate Buea].
In Douala, majority of them are carrying out retail and wholesale businesses. You can find them around the Camp Yabassi neighborhood where they sell car spare parts and in the Mboppi market (biggest in Central Africa). A great number of them are now into real estate building rented apartments in heart of Douala.
Since most of them come in for business, they will need to know what it entails for them to start a legal business in Cameroon. With such a population, it is normal for them to know what it takes to register a business in Cameroon. Most of them carry out import, export, retail and wholesale activities. They usually opt for sole-proprietorship as a form of business, reason I am starting with it.
For every alien wanting to start a business in Cameroon as a natural person (sole-proprietorship), I will recommend you read how to register as a natural person in the Trade and Personal Property Credit Register. As for Nigerian citizens, they will have to furnish the following documents in order to register as a sole-proprietorship with business license:
You can also read how to obtain a residence permit in Cameroon by Nigerian citizens who wants to reside and do business in Cameroon. Checkout some of the business activities Nigerians carry out in Cameroon.
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