Business Name Registration

Pursuant to Act No. 3883, the DTI regulates the use of business names.
An applicant must file the duly accomplished application form with the DTI Office where the business is located.  Click this link to show the DTI Offices in Region 12.


Citizen’s Charter



Frontline Service          :               BUSINESS NAME REGISTRATION

Description of Service             :               Business Name Registration for Walk-in Applicants

Clients                                     :               Businessmen/Entrepreneurs

Requirements                          :               For Original Application, Single Proprietor, Filipino Citizen

1.        Applicant must be at least 18 years old

2.        Duly filled-up Application Form (BTRCP Form 16A)

3.        Proof of Citizenship(photocopy of the following: PRC ID, Voter’s ID, Passport or birth certificate)


If the business applied for is on Franchising:

1.     Photocopy of Franchise Agreement or Consent Certificate


If Filer is other than the Applicant:

1.     Letter of authorization from the applicant

2.     Photocopy of valid ID Card bearing the signature of the applicant


Schedule of Availability of Service            :               Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm


Address & Contact Information                 :               DTI Provincial/City/Area Office


Fees                                                        :               Php300.00 – Registration Fee (PhP150 discounted until June 30, 2010)

                                                                                         15.00 – Documentary Stamp Tax


Total Processing Time                              :              Five (5) Business Days from receipt of duly accomplished

                                                                                Application Form together with the required supporting


How to avail of the Service:    






Client Step


Office/Person Responsible


Secure Application Form (Applicant can also download Application Form from


Frontline Desk Officer/Officer of the day


Fill-up Application Form and proceed to Business name (BN) Waiting Area


BN Processor


Submit duly accomplished Application Form together with supporting documents


BN Processor


Present Application Form with Transaction Reference Number (TRN) and pay fees


Cashier/Special Collecting Officer (SCO)


Claim BN Certificate of Registration


BN Processor/Designated Staff