Frequently Asked Questions
Business Name Registration
What is a Business Name?
Is Business Name Registration required?
What is the Enhanced Business Name Registration System (E-BNRS)?
DAO 10-08 s2010, which takes effect October 6, 2010, has the following salient features:
Who may apply for a Business Name?
What are the requirements in registering a business name?
Per DTI Department Administrative Order No. 10-10, series of 2010, starting 03 January 2011, the following registration fees for every application for registration of BUSINESS NAME (original and renewal) depending on the territorial jurisdiction covered in the application are as follows:
Foreign applicants must present the original and submit clear certified copy of the Certificate of Authority to Engage in Business in the Philippines.
Where can I register my BN?
The LGUs also have PBR kiosks where clients may lodge their applications online.
What are the rules on registrability of business name?
What is territorial scope/territorial applicability of BN registration?
What are the rules on the approval of BNs within territorial boundaries?
The territorial scope of my Business Name is within a city. If I want to expand my business and put up branches in other cities, what do I need to do?
Do I still need to register the branches of my business?
What happens to BNs that have been registered prior to the issuance of DAO 10-08, Series of 2010?
How long is the validity of my BN registration?
What are the requirements for RENEWAL of Business Name registration?
Is there a minimum required capitalization in registering a business name?
What are the requirements/procedures for the Change of Business Name?
Do we still need to inform DTI when we close our business?
What are the requirements/procedures for the cancellation of a Business Name?
What are the requirements for Voluntary Cancellation?
What are the requirements for Change of Address?
I want to change the territorial scope of my business name. What is the process?
I lost my original BN registration certificate. How can I secure another copy?
3. Processing fee of P50.00 per certification plus documentary stamp tax of P15.00.
What are the requirements if I want to request for verification if a certain business name is registered?
1. Letter request signed by the requesting party, stating the following:
What are the requirements if I want to secure a Certified True Copy?
Can a natural person or sole proprietorship use the word "corporation" or "incorporated" as part of his business name? How about company?
Is it possible to have more than one business name?