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Nigeria - Apply for Retention of Name in Pharmaceutical Register for Pharmacists Resident Abroad

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Apply In-Person:

  1. To apply for Retention of Name in Pharmaceutical Register for Pharmacists Resident Abroad in person, the applicant has to make an application to the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN).
  2. The address and contact details of the PCN can be found in the below contact link
  3. Visit the office and obtain an application form to be completed for Retention of Name in Pharmaceutical Register for Pharmacists Resident Abroadfrom the relevant department.
  4. Complete the form with appropriate information under relevant sections. Attest it with your signature once completed.
  5. Once completed filling the application form, make sure that you have attached all the documents listed in the “Required Documents” section of this page.
  6. Then, submit it in person to the relevant authority at the office. Make the stipulated payment as directed by the officials.
  7. After submission, the application and other documents will be forwarded for examination and verification processes.
  8. Once the verification and validation processes are over, the application will be approved and the officials will proceed to take required steps to issue the Certificate of Retention.
  9. When the document is ready to be collected, the applicant will receive a notification from the office through email or phone call regarding the collection and the applicant can collect it by any applicable means.


Required Documents[edit]

  • Completed application form
  • Bank draft payable to PCN (for prescribed fees)
  • Resignation/acceptance letter Photocopy from previous employment (if applicable)
  • Appointment Letter of Superintendent Pharmacist
  • Legal agreement between the Pharmacist in charge and the employer (where applicable)
  • Company’s Incorporation certificate
  • Particulars of Directors as issued by C.A.C.
  • Any supporting document

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Pharmacists Council of Nigeria,
Plot 7/9, Industrial Layout,
P.M.B. 415 Garki,
Registrar's Office: +234 704 453 3099
Enquiries on Registration and Licensing: +234 806 605 5429
Website homepage
Contact link
Directions to the office Link



Any Nigeria-based pharmacist, who is residing abroad and intends to set up a Hospital Pharmacy or get registered as a certified pharmacist in Nigeria, may require Retention of their name in Pharmaceutical Register.


Fees for Retention of Name on the Register for Pharmacists resident Abroad is N41062.00


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  • Applicants are advised to complete the application form neatly and completely with absolute legibility and appropriateness to avoid rejections. Also, all the required documents must be furnished completely.
  • A letter of undertaking by Managing Director of the company should be obtained to the effect that all pharmaceutical businesses will be left under the direct, personal control and management of the superintendent pharmacist.

Required Information[edit]

  • Applicant name and email address
  • Phone number
  • Company name and Registration number
  • Incorporation details
  • Address of the premises
  • Contact details
  • Email address and website address
  • List of equipments in production and quality control unit
  • List of products being produced by the pharmacy


Need for the Document[edit]

  • Any Nigeria-based pharmacist, who is residing abroad and intends to set up a Hospital Pharmacy or practice as a registered pharmacist must obtain a registration from the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria.
  • Before that, the applicant would require a Certificate of Retention for the applicant Pharmacist’s name.

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