How to Register a Business Name

You may apply directly with the DTI office where your business will be located or through the online facility, Web-Enabled Business Name Registration System (WEBNRS).

1. CHOOSE A BUSINESS NAME

We suggest you think of at least three business names in case your first preference cannot be registered.

If the name you have chosen is already similar or confusingly similar to a registered business name, your next preferred business name will be considered. [READ: What is an acceptable business name?]

2. SEARCH FOR A BUSINESS NAME

An online search facility is provided in the WEBNRS for you to find registered business names in the Philippines. The search facility should not be used to determine the availability of a business name for registration.  This can only be determined at the time of lodgment of an application to register a business name.

There are two search criteria available for the public, namely Begins With and Contains. You can conduct a search by typing the exact business name or a few words contained in a business name.

(It would be best to enter the name you have chosen in the space provided exactly as you would like it to be registered.)

3. REGISTER YOUR BUSINESS NAME

How do I complete the application?

Complete BTRCP Form No. 16. Information marked with an asterisk (*) is a required field to be filled out. Otherwise, you will receive an error message prompting you to fill them before the succeeding page is displayed.

4. SUBMIT DOCUMENTARY REQUIREMENTS

The list of documentary requirements to be submitted to the proper DTI Office where your business is located is indicated in the Transaction Reference Number (TRN) Acknowledgement found in the last page of the online application form.

The TRN Acknowledgement form should be signed and submitted to DTI also.

5. PAY YOUR APPLICATION

Payment of application fee can be made at the DTI office indicated in your Transaction Reference Number (TRN) acknowledgment form.

You have the option to pay through GCash.  (To avail of GCash services, you have to register with GLOBE).

Business hours are Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.