Posted on June 29th, 2009
A sole proprietorship business or a business with a single owner should be registered under the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). Here are the guidelines in applying for a certificate of registration to the Department of Trade and Industry.
â€¢ Application can only be done by a Filipino citizen of legal age ( 18 years or above)
â€¢ Ensure that the location of your business to be established is within Metro Manila (Quezon City, Mandaluyong City, San Juan, Manila, Makati City, Pasay City, Taguig, Pateros, Paranaque City, Las Pinas City, Muntilupa City, Pasig City, Marikina City, Caloocan City, Malabon, Navotas, and Valenzuela City).
â€¢ Fill up an application form. Make sure that all information required are provided, and is written in print or typed clearly and completely. The application form completed must be in duplicate.
â€¢ Signing of all forms should only be done by the owner of the business being applied for. In cases that the application is done by a representative of the owner, a Special Power of Attorney (SPA) giving authority to the representative should be submitted.
â€¢ Together with necessary documents required, the completed application form should be submitted to the proper DTI office covering the location of your business.
â€¢ A photocopy of proof of citizenship is needed for those natural born citizens whose name is suggestive of an alien nationality like Chua, Taylor, Johnson, etc. Birth certificate, passport, voterâ€™s ID or any other valid ID can be used as proof of citizenship. Though only photocopy is needed, the original copy must be presented for comparison.
â€¢ For naturalized Filipinos, a photocopy of ID issued by BID or Naturalization Certificate and of Oath of Alliance must be submitted.
â€¢ If citizenship is acquired by election, an affidavit of election or ID card issued by BID should be submitted.
â€¢ For franchise or similar agreement holder, a consent certification from the Franchisor is required.
â€¢ For Bulk Sales, the required documents are affidavit stating that there are no creditors at the time of sale, or if ever there are, make sure that they have a copy of notice about the sale. Deed of sale and other documents proving the sale must also be presented.
â€¢ For Foreign Investors: photocopy of the updated Alien Certification Registration (ACR), DTI form no.17, and all the other documents necessary to prove eligibility.
NOTE: For photocopy documents used as a proof, the original must be presented for comparison purposes.