Registering your business with the DTI

How to register your Business Name with the DTI

Are you looking to start your own business? Or are you ready to take your homegrown business to the next level?

One of the first steps to legitimizing your business is registering with the DTI. It is necessary to register your single proprietorship business with the DTI to provide it with a legal identity and gain the rights to use your Business Name. Remember that a Business Name (BN) registration is not a license to operate a business.

Here you will learn how to register for a Business Name. With that, let's get started!

What are the requirements?

Make sure to have a laptop or smartphone and stable internet connection. After submitting your application, you will need to pay a registration fee. Please make sure you have a payment method ready. Payments via credit / debit card, GCash, and OTC payments are accepted.

Let's register your Business Name!


Log on to


Go to New Registration under the Business Name Services of the DTI BNRS website, fill out the Owner’s Information, your Business Scope, and Business Name.


You will be assigned a Reference Code. This will be used in all your transactions with the BNRS.


Fill out the remaining fields for Business Address, Personal Information, Residence Address, and other details that will be asked. Make sure all the information you provided is correct and valid, including your email address.

Please review the form carefully before confirming.


Next, you will be able to read the Undertaking that lists your responsibilities as a Business Name owner. After this, there is one last step left: payment for the registration fee. You can pay through GCash, Maya, any Visa or Mastercard, BDO, bank transfer via LandBank, and over-the-counter via 7-Eleven and Bayad Center.

Make sure to pay the fee within 7 calendar days from the date of application. Otherwise, the Business Name application will be deemed abandoned and subsequently nullified.


After the payment, the system will generate a payment confirmation.


Congratulations! Now you have a successful Business Name certification! Check your email to download your certificate online.

Now that you have your Business Name registered, you've already taken the first step to legitimizing your business. However, you would still need a business or mayor's permit to operate your business.

A friendly reminder:

The Business Name is only valid for 5 years. You may renew this 180 in advance. If your Business Name has expired, you may still renew it within 90 days after the expiration date.

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