How To Register With DTI: A Guide

So, you want to register your own business? You’re not alone — so many Filipinos nowadays are embracing their entrepreneurial side!

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Firstly, however, you need to know which agency you should be registering your business with, depending on the nature of your business. If you are the sole proprietor or owner of this business, then you’ve come to the right place. If your business is owned by several other partners, however, you should be registering with the SEC (which we’ve supplied a handy guide here).

Registering with DTI is actually fairly simple. We’ve provided the steps below to guide you!

First off, there are two ways you can register for DTI:
1. Visit the office and register there– this can be done at any DTI Field Office. Word of warning, however, that the lines will get too long.
2. Accomplish application online at, and then visit the DTI office afterward for payment and submission of other requirements.

The fees will depend on the scope of your business that you have chosen (barangay, city, regional, or national).

Other information requested by the DTI are as follows:

1. Proposed Business Name (You will be asked to list 3 names in order of priority. Important since there might be existing names that are similar!)
2. Business Address (Street Number, Name, Barangay, Zip Code, City, Region)
3. Business Activities
4. Territorial Scope of business (Barangay, city, regional or national)
5. Owner’s Full Name
6. Owner’s Address
7. Owner’s Date of Birth
8. Owner’s citizenship
9. Tax Identification Number or TIN of the Owner

You will also be required to submit 2 valid government IDs.

After submission of all requirements, you will be informed accordingly (in person for walk-ins and via email notification for those who submitted online).

After that, all you have to do is wait for the issuance of licenses!

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