Getting Started

Registration of Corporations and Partnerships
Where to File?

Securities and Exchange Commission
SEC Building, EDSA Greenhills
Mandaluyong City
Metro Manila, Philippines
Tel: +63(2) 726-0930 to 39

What are the requirements?
  • Articles of Incorporation
    • notarized copies; each copy should be duly signed by the Board of Directors
  • By-Laws
    • 5 notarized copies; each copy should be duly signed by the Board of Directors
  • Registration Data Sheet (5 copies)
  • Verification Slip (2 copies)
  • Written undertaking to change corporate name (5 copies)
  • Treasurer’s Affidavit (5 copies)
  • Bank Certificate of Deposit (8 copies)
  • Authority to Verify Account (5 copies)
Registration of Cooperatives
Where to File?

Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) Provincial Office or thru
Provincial Cooperative, Livelihood & Entrepreneurial Development Office (PCLEDO)
Cacodec Building, Provincial Capitol Compound
Brgy. San Agustin, Trece Martires City
Cavite, Philippines
Tel. No. +63 (46) 419-1273 & 419-0251

What are the requirements?
  • Articles of Cooperation
    • Number of Board of Directors, not less than 5 but not more than 15, always in odd number and not related up to 3rd degree of consanguinity and affinity
    • Directors, Secretary and Treasurer included as shareholders
    • Authorized Capital
    • Subscribed Capital, at least 25% of the Authorized
    • Paid up Capital, at least 25% of the Subscribed and should not be less than Php 2,500.00
    • Signed by all the cooperators
    • Documents Subscribed and sworn to before a Notary Public
    • Adopted in the presence of two (2) witnesses who are not cooperators
  • By-Laws
    • Mandatory Statutory Provisions
      • Reserve Fund – 10% minimum
      • Education and Training Fund – 10% maximum
      • Optional Fund – 10% maximum
    • Majority of the members must sign in the adoption of By-laws
    • Signed in the presence of two (2) witnesses who are not members
    • Signed by the members of the Board of Directors
  • Notarized Treasurer’s Affidavit
    • Subscribed and sworn to before a Notary Public
    • Bank certification that the cooperative have a deposit not less than their paid up capital
  • Registration Fee
    • Php 500 or 1/10 of 1% of Paid-up capital, whichever is higher
  • Bond of Accountable Officers
    • Depends on the Paid-up Capital plus membership fee
  • Certification of Pre-membership Seminar (PMES)
    • Optional
  • Photocopied Articles of Cooperation and By-laws NOT accepted
Registration of Business Name / Single Proprietorship
Where to Register?

DTI Cavite Provincial Office
#36 Malihan Street
Zone I, Dasmariñas
Cavite, Philippines

Provincial Director: Mr. Noly D. Guevara
Contact Number: +63(46) 416-4799 / 4164700
DTI Online Business Name Registration System:

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)
385 Industry and Investments Bldg.
Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue
Makati City 1200 Philippines

Contact Number: +63(2) 895-3611
Facsimile: +63(2) 895-6487

What are the requirements?
    • Registration fee of Php 300.00
    • Two (2) copies 2 x 2 recent pictures of owner
    • Three (3) alternative names aside from the preferred name
    • Three (3) pieces documentary stamps
    • Application forms duly filled-up and signed by owner
    • Registration fee of Php 500.00
    • SEC Certificate (photocopy)
    • Articles of Cooperation/Incorporation (photocopy)
    • By-laws (photocopy)
    • Board Resolution authorizing signatory for and in behalf of the cooperative/corporation/partnership
    • Documentary stamps (Php 15.00)
    • Two (2) copies 2 x 2 pictures of authorized signatory (optional)
    • Application forms fully filled-up and signed
    • If an alien, he must submit the following:
      • Alien Certificate of Registration;
      • Accomplished DTI Form No. 17 under R.A. 7042;
      • Written Appointment of Filipino Resident Agent Authority;
      • Authority to verify bank accounts/bank certificates of bank deposits;
      • Proof of inward remittance of foreign currency for non-resident alien and Bank Certificate of Deposit for resident alien;
      • Copy of valuation report from Central Bank if investment includes assets other than foreign exchange;
      • Certification from resident alien not seeking remittance of profit or dividends;
      • Clearance from other involved agencies as Department of Science and Technology, Philippine National Police, etc.;
      • In case of alien retailer, latest permit to engage in retail business per R.A. 1180; and
      • If corporation/partnership, SEC Certificate of registration & Certificate of Authority from SEC.
Board of Investments Registration
Where to Register?

Board of Investments (BOI)
Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)
385 Industry and Investments Bldg.
Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue
Makati City 1200 Philippines
Contact Number: +63(2) 890-1332, 895-3641

BOI One-Stop Action Center (OSAC)
Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)
385 Industry and Investments Bldg.
Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue
Makati City 1200 Philippines
Contact Number: +63(2) 895-8322, 896-7342

What are the requirements?
  • Applicant is required to submit the following:
    • Duly accomplished application form, Form 501;
    • If corporation or partnership, SEC Certificate of Registration and Articles of Incorporation/Partnership;
    • If single proprietorship, certificate of Business Name with the DTI;
    • For corporations, company’s Board Resolution authorizing an officer to sign for and in behalf of the applicant enterprise;
    • Two (2) copied of project report and supporting documents; and
    • Proof of financial capacity, Income Tax Returns and/or Sworn Statement of Assets and Liabilities.
  • Fees
    • Project costs not exceeding Php 4 million – Fee: Php 1,500;
    • Project costs exceeding Php 4 million but NOT over Php 20 million – Fee: Php 3, 000.00;
    • Project costs exceeding Php 20 million but not over Php 50 million – Fee: Php 4,500.00; and
    • Project costs exceeding Php 50 million – Fee: Php 6,000.
  • Publication of Notice of Acceptance of Application
  • Deliberation by the Board/Processing within 20 working days
  • Approval
  • Submission of Pre-registration requirements and signing of Terms and Conditions
  • Payment of Fee for Registration Certificate
    • 1/10 of 1% Project Cost, but not less than Php 3,000.00 and not more than Php15,000.00; and
    • Issuance of Registration Certificate.
Securing Tax Identification Number (TIN)
Where to File?

Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR)
Revenue District Office
Brgy. San Agustin, Trece Martires City
Cavite, Philippines
Contact Number: +63 (46) 419-0311

Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Head Office
BIR National Office Building, Agham Road
Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
Contact Number: +63(2) 929-7676, 927-2511
BIR E-Services:

    • Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Registration;
    • Articles of Incorporation and By-laws;
    • Annual Registration fee of Php500.00;
    • Mayor’s Permit;
    • Accomplished BIR Form 1903 (TIN will be issued upon completion of these requirements); and
    • If TIN has been issued, accomplish BIR Form 2000 and pay the Documentary Stamp Fee after assessment (would vary according to the value of subscribed capital stock).
    • CDA Registration;
    • Articles of Cooperation and By-laws; and
    • Exemption Certificate.
Securing an Employer's SSS Number and Clearance
Where to File?

Social Security System (SSS) – Bacoor, Cavite
Goldridge Building
Brgy. Malumot, Bacoor, Cavite
Cavite, Philippines
Contact Number: +63 (46) 472-2319

Social Security System (SSS) – Tagaytay City
JPD Building, Brgy. San Jose, Tagaytay City
Cavite, Philippines
Contact Number: +63(46) 413-0385

Philippines Social Security System (SSS Head Office)
SSS Building, East Avenue, Diliman
Quezon City, Philippines
Contact Number: +63(2) 920-6401, 920-6446

What are the requirements?
  • DTI Registration
  • SEC Registration with photocopies of their Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws
    (for Partnerships & Corporation only)
  • Procedure:
    • Secure and accomplish SSS Form R-1 (Employer’s Data Record) and
      SSS Form R-1A (Initial or Subsequent List of Employees)
    • Submit accomplished forms together with the requirements
    • For employees without SSS number, accomplish SSS Form E-1(Personal Data Record)
Securing PhilHealth Membership
Where to File?

PhilHealth Cavite Service Office
Governor Drive, Brgy. San Agustin, Trece Martires City
Cavite, Philippines
Contact Number: +63 (46) 419-1686

Philippines Health Insurance Corporation
PhilHealth Head Office
City State Centre, 709 Shaw Boulevard
Pasig City, Philippines
Contact Number: +63(2) 637-9999

What are the Requirements?
  • Secure and accomplish the following:
    • Philhealth Form Er1P (Employer’s Data Record); and
    • Philhealth Form Er2 (Initial or Subsequent List of Employee-Members)
  • For employees without PhilHealth Numbers:
    • Accomplish Philhealth Form M1a (Member Data Record for Employed Sector)
Securing ECC or CNC
Where to File?

Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO)
Cavite Government Center Building
Brgy. San Agustin, Trece Martires City
Cavite, Philippines
Contact Number: +63 (46) 419-2474

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Head Office
Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City 1100 Philippines
Contact Number: +63(2) 929-6626

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region IV-A Office
1515 LNS Bldg., Roxas Boulevard, Ermita, Manila
Contact Number: +63 (2) 405-0002

What are the requirements?

  • Initial Environmental Examination (IEE) or environmental feasibility study
    • Site Development Plan showing all facilities
    • Vicinity map adequately identifying the location or premises of project and
      the nearby land uses establishment
    • Pictures of establishment and anti-pollution devices
    • Anti-pollution designs and plans
  • Business Regulatory Documents
    • DTI Registration and/or (if applicable)
    • SEC Registration
  • Zoning/Locational Clearance issued by:
    • the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board; or
    • the Deputized Administrator (MPDC of the Municipal Government Unit where the project is situated)
  • Certification from the Local Government Unit that it has consulted its constituents and that they interpose no objection whatsoever against the project (“Barangay and Municipal Clearance Resolution”)

Note: All documents required shall be submitted in three (3) legible copies and placed in a folder

Securing Locational Clearances / Business Permits from Municipality/City Offices where the Business will be set-up
Where to File?
  1. Concerned Municipal or City Government Office
  2. Municipal/City Hall (View Directory)
What are the requirements?

  • Renewal:
    • Latest Mayor’s Permit
    • Barangay Clearance
    • Community Tax Certificate with Gross Receipt
    • Financial Statement (Partnerships and Corporations)
    • BIR Clearance
    • SSS Clearance
    • Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC) or Certificate of Non-Coverage (CNC)
    • Sanitary Permit
  • Additional Requirements for New Business:
    • DTI Registration
    • SEC Registration (Partnerships and Corporations)
    • Building Permit and Occupancy Permit (for newly constructed)
    • Zoning Clearance


  • Building Permit (4 copies each):
    • Barangay Clearance
    • Building Plan
    • Bill of Materials
    • Tax Declaration
    • Land Title
    • Building & Sanitary Permit Application Form
  • Fire Safety Certificate
    • Certificate of Completion
  • Occupancy Permit