Online DTI Registration for your Business

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It’s the new year once again and for those with businesses, it’s time to renew your permit with the local government. My husband recently opened motorcycle parts and accessories shop. And we didn’t know that applying for business permit is just a one-time transaction. As long as you have all the documents needed, you can get Mayor’s Permit within few hours after application. Gone are the days when you have to go back and forth before the release of the business permit. And did you know that you can also apply for online DTI registration? You can download the Certificate of Business Name Registration and receipt instantly.

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For those of you who don’t know, DTI or Certificate of Business Name Registration is one of the requirements for Mayor’s Permit. And DTI launched the Business Name Registration System for the online DTI registration. Just click the link and it will redirect you to terms and conditions for new registrations. Select “I Agree”.

Online DTI registration – Owner’s Information

The first thing that you need to do is to fill-out all the owner’s information and basically all the usual information when applying. Name, date of birth, civil status and gender. You have to answer, Are you a stateless person? “A stateless person is someone who, under national laws, does not enjoy citizenship – the legal bond between a government and an individual – in any country (source www.state.gov). And if you are a refugee. Someone who is unable or unwilling to return to their country of origin owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group, or political opinion (source www.unhcr.org).

After filling up all the information, click next and a confirmation prompt will appear. Review all the details and ensure that all information given are correct then select “No” if you found errors then edit. If none, select “Proceed”.

Online DTI registration – Business Scope

The business scope was a bit confusing. Because I thought that it is the geographical location of your business. But in fact it is the ownership of the name throughout your chosen business scope whether barangay, municipal, regional or national. Take note that it is not to be considered as the geographical limit in which to transact business.

Don’t forget to read the reminders! In summary, do not engage into illegal, name must not be existing as others, not generic or geographic. It shouldn’t be a name where it cannot be appropriated, not indicating quality or class, not a name of the government. Should not be an abbreviation of organization and lastly, not deceptive or misleading. They provided examples for you to understand it better. Once you select the business scope, it will drop down additional columns to fill out.

Select the region, municipality and barangay. Then the name of your business. Dominant Name is the name of the business and Business Name Descriptor is the nature of your business. If you click the advance search, there are drop down industrial classification in which you can choose from. Click “Choose Descriptor and Close”. A prompt will appear, tap the “Validate Business Name”.

Once all are complete, check name availability and a validation result will appear.

Tap “Next” and prompt will appear and if everything’s correct click “Yes” to proceed. A reference code will be provided for all your transactions so better copy it then click “Continue”.

Online DTI registration – Personal Information

In this section, you have to fill-in your personal information like residence address, phone number and other details but I did not input anything on asset, capital, sales and employees. You also need to input your contact details, number and email address. Next step is the payment. You can pay it through your GCash account, same as when you enter to GCash app. It will prompt for your GCash password, OTP will be sent to your number and key it in then you’re done.

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Online DTI registration – Transaction Inquiry

This is where you will key-in the reference code provided earlier. If you click the search button it will show the status of your business name registration. Must be “REGISTERED”. Click the business name and then a verification code will be sent to your email address. Check your SPAM folder because we tried it multiple times and can’t find it until we checked the SPAM folder.

Then click proceed and viola! You have access to your Certificate of Business Name Registration and Official Receipt, ready to download and print.

No need to visit DTI, no hassle, no long queue. You can get your business registration in a few minutes, that easy! These are the available online payment option you can choose from! The certificate is valid for five years and perhaps you can also apply for renewal online. If you like this article please share and follow MyKmagazine for more adulting tips!

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