13 steps to register a company in the Philippines

By requesting Healy Consultants to register their Philippines company, our Clients do not have to travel to Philippines to start their company. Our Firm will indeed complete all procedures on their behalf. Please refer to the page below for further details on the steps to setting up a company in Philippines.

  • Pre-incorporation steps

    Philippines business incorporation guides

    1. Consultation phase: Before proceeding with the Philippines company incorporation, our Clients to i) sign and email-return our engagement letter ii) settle the fees applicable to the engagement and iii) provide all the documents requested for our due diligence checks;
    2. Corporate Structure: During engagement planning, our team and the Client agree on the following: i) proposed business activity ii) proposed company names iii) share capital requirement iv) foreign equity participation and v) operations license requirements;
  • Incorporation steps

    1. Name Search: Our Team verify and reserve the company name with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The availability of your preferred company name can be checked online on the Philippines Business Registry;
    2. Incorporation documents: Upon name approval Healy Consultants Group PLC drafts 6 set of documents required for company incorporation i) By Laws; ii) the Memorandum and Article of Incorporation iii) Treasurer’s Affidavit and iv) 2 sets of Consent to act as director and shareholder for our client’s signature and email return to Healy Consultants Philippines company secretary;
    3. Lease Agreement: Healy Consultants Group PLC assists our Client to secure a lease agreement for office premises required for company incorporation; the office address must be registered in the same area where the company intends to operate;
    4. Treasurer in Trust Account: Healy Consultants Group PLC assists our Client i) to open the temporary capital account opening with our client’s preferred local bank and ii) deposit the statutory minimum share capital and receives the Certificate of Deposit; Healy Consultants Group PLC prefer to open a bank account with UnionBank to ensure a smooth company registration process;
    5. SEC Registration: Our local representative notarizes all required documents, pays statutory fees, and submit all company incorporation documents to the Philippines SEC;
    6. Obtaining Permits: Once the Certificate of Registration and a preliminary Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) are issued by SEC, Healy Consultants Group PLC proceeds with securing i) Mayor’s permit, ii) Sanitary Permit iii) the Community Tax Certificate and iv) the Barangay clearance. During incorporation we need to declare at least 1 employee to complete the registration.
    7. Business license: Healy Consultants Group PLC submits the application to secure Business permit from Mayor’s Municipality office;
  • Post-incorporation steps

    1. TIN registration: Healy Consultants Group PLC registers Tax Identification Number (TIN) and apply for the Certificate of Registration with the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR);
    2. Post SEC Registration: Healy Consultants Group PLC registers a local company with the Social Security System (SSS), Philippines Health Insurance Company (PhilHealth) and Home Development Mutual Fund (HDMF);
    3. Engagement Completion: The Client engagement is now complete. Healy Consultants Group PLC couriers to our Client’s preferred international address, the complete company kit including i) original corporate documents ii) an unopened bank correspondence and iii) Client engagement feedback survey.

Documents required to incorporate a Philippines company

  • Passport copies for all individual foreign directors and shareholders, notarized and legalized in the Embassy of the Philippines in our Client’s home country;
  • Incorporation documents for all corporate shareholders (if any) also legalized by a Philippines Embassy;
  • Legalized Power of Attorney (PoA) authorizing Healy Consultants to submit company incorporation, tax registration and bank account opening forms on behalf of the company beneficial owners;
  • Certificate of share capital deposit (Treasurer’s Affidavit) and lease agreement for local office premises, both notarized by a Notary Public in the Philippines;
  • Community Tax and Barangay clearance certificates.

Contact us

For additional information on our incorporation 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