Nominee company/ turnkey solutions for Philippines

Fast business set up solutions in Philippines

Because the Philippines is a developing emerging market country, registering a new business is both challenging and time consuming.

Using their preferred corporate structure, our multi-national Clients should expect to legally conduct business in the Philippines within 1 month (click link).

As a work around solution (click link), Healy Consultants Group PLC provides our multi-national Clients two fast business set up options:

  1. Acquiring a dormant clean ready-made Philippines company with an already approved dormant corporate bank account (known as a turnkey solution); or
  2. Incorporating a new company using Healy Consultants Group PLC professional, passive nominee shareholders and directors and bank signatory (known as a Fast Nominee Solution (click link)

With these two fast business set up solutions, our multi-national Clients can expect to legally conduct business in Philippines within 1 month. Refer to more detailed information below:

  • Comparing business set up strategies

    QuestionFast Nominee SolutionTurnkey solutionRegister a new business
    Our recommended solution in order of preference?123
    How soon can our Client legally issue sales invoices to customers?4 weeks2 weeks8 weeks
    How soon can our Client legally sign sales contracts with local customers?4 weeks2 weeks8 weeks
    How soon can our Client lease permanent office premises and warehouse?4 weeks2 weeks8 weeks
    How soon can our Client recruit local and expatriate staff?4 weeks2 weeks8 weeks
    Estimated total cost of this engagement?US$34,460US$41,950US$16,050
    Estimated paid up share capital to be injected over the coming 2 months?US$200,000US$0US$200,000
    How soon can we supply our Client a bank account number?6 weeks4 weeks12 weeks
    Physical office required to be leased during company registration?YesYesYes
    Must apply for tax numbers?YesYesYes
    Must apply for an import\export license?YesYesYes
    Must apply for a regulatory license?YesYesYes
    Foreign investment Government approval required before legally conducting business?Only in certain industriesOnly in certain industriesOnly in certain industries
    How long to appoint our Client’s preferred corporate structure?3 months2 months2 months
    Total engagement period; to finish the engagement?5 months3 months4 months
    Draft sales invoice – press buttonPhilippines fast nominee invoicePhilippines turnkey solution invoicePhilippines JSC invoice

  • Advantages and disadvantages of a fast business set up solution

    No.AdvantagesNominee companyShelf Company
    1.Within a month, our multi-national Clients can legally conduct business in the Philippines;YesYes
    2.Our Client does not have to travel to the Philippines for company registration and multi-currency corporate bank account opening;YesYes
    3.Our Client can immediately recruit staff to help complete business set up;YesYes
    4.The entity is already registered for tax, including payroll, corporation tax, sales taxes;YesYes
    5.Government administrative tasks\delays are tackled after business set up, rather than before company registration;NoYes
    No.DisadvantagesNominee companyShelf Company
    6.It is an expensive solution;YesYes
    7.It is necessary to spend 4 weeks changing the business activity and change company name;NoYes
    8.It is necessary to spend 4 weeks appointing our Clients’ preferred shareholders and directors;YesYes
    9.It is necessary to spend 4 weeks appointing our Clients' preferred bank signatory;YesYes
    10.It is necessary to spend 2 weeks to ensure the entity is clean and dormant;NoYes
    11.Government foreign investment approval is still required?YesYes
    12.The company might have had business operations in the past, which makes the handover process more complicated.NoYes

  • Steps to register a fast nominee solution

    No.StepsWeek
    1.Healy Consultants Compliance Team receives the required corporate and personal due diligence (click link) information from our Client;1
    2.Our Client signs Healy Consultants Group PLC engagement letter and returns the original to our Singapore Head office. Our Client settles our fees;1
    3.Our Client confirms by email the planned corporate structure and e-mails the required due diligence;1
    4.For our Client, Healy Consultants Group PLC prepares a tailored detailed project plan (click link);1
    5.Healy Consultants Group PLC supplies our Client due diligence re our temporary professional, passive nominee shareholders and directors and bank signatory;2
    6.Healy Consultants Group PLC registers a national LLC with our temporary professional, passive nominee shareholders and directors and injects the paid-up share capital to a temporary multi-currency corporate bank account;6
    7.Healy Consultants Group PLC registers our Client company for tax;7
    8.The Philippines bank supplies corporate bank account numbers to Healy Consultants Group PLC, while we act as temporary bank signatory;8
    9.If required, Healy Consultants Group PLC will apply for i) a specific regulatory license and ii) an import export license;9
    10.Healy Consultants Group PLC emails our Client a template customer sales invoice complying with local commercial laws and includes i) a company name and number ii) a company office address and iii) a corporate bank account number and iv) a tax number. Our Client can legally conduct business in Philippines;9
    11.Healy Consultants Group PLC prepares and emails our Client the required documents to appoint them as directors and shareholders and bank signatory including i) the legal share allotment and legal share transfer ii) the change of company address and iii) the lease agreement in Philippines (if required);10
    12.Our Client reviews and signs the documents in front of the Philippines Embassy Consular at our Client’s country of residence and courier return the same;11
    13.Healy Consultants’ Group PLC and our Client attends a meeting with the Philippines bank to appoint our Client as the new bank signatory and submit the corporate bank package containing:

    • Signed appointment of bank signatory forms;
    • Client’s passport copy and proof of address;
    • Philippines company kit;
    • Other Client due diligence.
    11
    14.Following a review of the corporate bank account signatory change application, the bank(s) may revert to Healy Consultants for additional information. Healy Consultants and our Client provides the same in a timely manner;16
    15.There is a 50% chance that the bank will ask the new bank signatory to travel for a one-hour interview. As always, Healy Consultants will aggressively negotiate for a travel exemption, asking the bank to just perform a Skype or phone conversation with the bank signatory. Depending on Client nationality, sometimes we are successful and our Client does not have to travel to Philippines;18
    16.The bank approves the appointment of the new bank signatory and will courier internet banking documents (login, password etc) to Healy Consultants office or to our Client directly. If sent to us, we will activate internet banking on our Client’s behalf;19
    17.If required, Healy Consultants Group PLC will apply for a Foreign Investment Approval Certificate from the Philippines Government;20
    18.Following a review of the foreign investment license application, Philippines Government may revert to Healy Consultants for additional information. Healy Consultants Group PLC and our Client provides the same in a timely manner;21
    19.The Philippines Government approves the foreign shareholder to purchase shares in the local company. Immediately after, Healy Consultants Group PLC submits an application to the Philippines Government to amend the corporate document;22
    20.The Philippines Government issues the amended corporate document, showing the new shareholder, company name, business activity and charter capital;23
    21.Immediately after, Healy Consultants Group PLC emails our Client i) investment certificate ii) amended corporate document and iii) new M&AA showing the appointment of the new foreign shareholders and directors;24
    22.Healy Consultants Group PLC will courier the following to our Client:

    • Company kit containing original Philippines corporate documents;
    • The banking kit;
    • Healy Consultants Customer Satisfaction Survey.
    25
    23.Healy Consultants Group PLC successfully completes our Client’s engagement.25

  • Steps to purchase a fast turnkey solution

    No.StepsWeek
    1.Healy Consultants Compliance Team receives the required corporate and personal due diligence (click link) information from our Client;1
    2.Our Client signs Healy Consultants Group PLC engagement letter and returns the original to our Singapore Head office. Our Client settles our fees;1
    3.Our Client confirms by email the planned corporate structure and e-mails the required due diligence;1
    4.For our Client, Healy Consultants Group PLC prepares a tailored detailed project plan (click link);1
    5.Healy Consultants Group PLC provides our Client i) a company name and number ii) a company office address and iii) a corporate bank account number and iv) a tax number;2
    6.Healy Consultants Group PLC emails our Client a template customer sales invoice complying with local commercial laws and includes i) a company name and number ii) a company office address and iii) a corporate bank account number and iv) a tax number;2
    7.Our Client can inform customers and suppliers; issue invoices for selected products and services, sign legal contracts and hire local staffs in Philippines. Healy Consultants Group PLC will inform our Client if some business activities require additional approval and licenses from the Government;2
    8.Healy Consultants Group PLC prepares and emails our Client the required documents to appoint them as directors and shareholders including i) the legal share allotment and legal share transfer ii) the change of company address and iii) the lease agreement in Philippines (if required);3
    9.If required, Healy Consultants Group PLC will apply for i) a specific regulatory license and ii) an import export license. There can be additional Government requirements to secure the same including higher paid-up capital requirements;4
    10.Healy Consultants Group PLC prepares and emails our Client the required documents to appoint them as directors and shareholders and bank signatory including i) the legal share allotment and legal share transfer ii) the change of company address and iii) the lease agreement in Philippines (if required);4
    11.Our Client reviews and signs the documents in front of the Philippines Embassy Consular at our Client’s country of residence and courier return the same;5
    12.Healy Consultants Group PLC and our Client attends a meeting with the Philippines bank to appoint our Client as the new bank signatory and submit the corporate bank package containing:

    • Signed appointment of bank signatory forms;
    • Client’s passport copy and proof of address;
    • Philippines company kit;
    • Other Client due diligence.
    5
    13.Following a review of the corporate bank account signatory change application, the bank(s) may revert to Healy Consultants for additional information. Healy Consultants and our Client provides the same in a timely manner;6
    14.There is a 50% chance that the bank will ask the new bank signatory to travel for a one-hour interview. As always, Healy Consultants will aggressively negotiate for a travel exemption, asking the bank to just perform a Skype or phone conversation with the bank signatory. Depending on Client nationality, sometimes we are successful and our Client does not have to travel to Philippines;7
    15.The bank approves the appointment of the new bank signatory and will courier internet banking documents (login, password etc.) to Healy Consultants office or to our Client directly. If sent to us, we will activate internet banking on our Client’s behalf;7
    16.If required, Healy Consultants Group PLC will apply for a Foreign Investment Approval Certificate from the Philippines Government;8
    17.Following a review of the foreign investment license application, Philippines Government may revert to Healy Consultants for additional information. Healy Consultants Group PLC and our Client provides the same in a timely manner;9
    18.The Philippines Government approves the foreign shareholder to purchase shares in the local company. Immediately after, Healy Consultants Group PLC submits an application to the Philippines Government to amend the corporate document;10
    19.The Philippines Government issues the amended corporate document, showing the new shareholder, company name, business activity and charter capital;11
    20.Immediately after, Healy Consultants Group PLC emails our Client i) investment certificate ii) amended corporate document and iii) new M&AA showing the appointment of the new foreign shareholders and directors;12
    21.Healy Consultants Group PLC will courier the following to our Client:

    • Company kit containing original Philippines corporate documents;
    • The banking kit;
    • Healy Consultants Customer Satisfaction Survey.
    12
    22.Healy Consultants Group PLC successfully completes our Client’s engagement.12

  • Conclusion

    1. If our multi-national Clients’ wish to legally conduct business as soon as practical, then I recommend one of the above fast business set up solutions;
    2. If our multi-national Clients’ wish to minimize business set up costs, I recommend registering a new LLC with your preferred corporate structure and bank signatory.

Contact us

For additional information on our fast business solution services in Philippines, please email us at email@healyconsultants.com. Alternatively please contact our in-house country expert, Ms. Chrissi Zamora, directly:
client relationship officer - Chrissi