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A List of Requirements to Register a Business in Iloilo

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) - Registration of Business Name

Office Address: DTI Building, corner J.M. Basa-Peralta St., Iloilo City, Philippines
Phone: (6333) 337-0392
Email Address: /


  • Presentation of 2 copies of government issued ID
  • Accomplished Business Name Registration fron (BTRCP FORM 16A) in duplicate
  • Registration fee depending on territorial coverage of the business name and documentary stamp:
  • Barangay - PhP 200.00
  • Municipal - PhP 500.00
  • Regional - PhP 1,000.00
  • National - PhP 2,000.00

Documentary Stamp tax of PhP 15.00 per application.

Securities and Exchange Commission (For Stock Corporation)

Office Address: SEC Building, General Hughes Street, Iloilo City, Philippines
Phone: (6333) 335-0025
Email Addres:

Basic Requirements:

  • Name Verification Slip (may be secured online or at SEC Name Verification Unit)
  • Articles of Incorporation (AI) and By-laws (BL)
  • Treasurer's Affidavit
  • Joint affidavit of two incorporators to change corporate name (not required if already stated in AI

Additional Requirements:

  • Endorsement / clearance from other government agencies, if applicable
  • Clearance from other Department of the Commission
  • For Corporations with more than 40% foreign equity: Application Form for registration under the Foreign Investments Act of 1991 (R.A. 7042, as amended)
  • Endorsement/clearance from:
    • (a) Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) for applicant under R.A. 7916,
    • (b) Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) or Clark Development Corporation (CDC) for applicant under R.A. 7227 and
    • (c) Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA) for applicant under R.A. 7922

Cooperative Development Authority (CDA

Office Address: 92 Valencia Street, Leganes, Iloilo, Philippines
Phone: (6333) 392-2055
Email Address:


  • Economic Survey (4 copies )
  • By-laws and Articles of cooperation duly notarized (available at CDA office) - 4 copies
  • At least 15 members
  • Undertaking to change name (if changing the Cooperative name)
  • Undertaking to submit reportorial requirements (for renewal)
  • Bond of accountable officers
  • Cooperative Pre-membership Education Seminar Certification
  • Favorable endorsement of proper government agency, if necessary
  • Capitalization of at least PhP 15,000.00 (total paid-up capital)
  • Cooperative Annual Performance Report and audited financial statements for them to secure a certificate of good standing (for renewal)

Schedule of fees:

Type of Cooperative
Paid-up Capital (in Php)
Fees (in Php)

Laboratory Cooperatives

2,000.00-500,000.00 up No Registration Fee
Primary Cooperatives 2,000.00-500,000.00 up 500.00-1/10 of the 1% of the paid up capital
Secondary Cooperatives   1,000.00-1/10 of the 1% of the paid up capital
Tertiary Cooperatives   3,000.00


Bureau of Internal Revenue

Office Address: BIR Building, M.H. del Pilar Street, Molo, Iloilo City, Philippines
Phone: (6333) 336-0813

Application for Tax Identification Numbers (TIN) for employers

  • Self Employed/Mixed Income Individual (BIR Form 1901)
    • a. Birth Certificate or any valid ID showing name, address and birthdate
    • b. Mayor's Permit or application for Mayor's Permit
    • c. DTI Certificate of Registration of Business Name
  • For Partnerships and Corporations (BIR Form 1903)
    • a. SEC Certificate of Registrations for Partnerships and Corporation
    • b. License to do business in the Philippines (in case of residence foreign corporation)
    • c. Mayor's Permit or application for Mayor's Permit

Application for Authority to Print Receipts and Invoices

  • Form New Taxpayers (BIR Form 1906)
    • a. Job Order
    • b. Final and Clear Sample of Receipts and Invoices (machine printed)
    • c. Photocopy of BIR Form 1901 or 1903, TIN Card, Proof of Payment (BIR Form 0605)
  • For Registered Taxpayers (BIR Form 1906)
    • a. Job Order
    • b.Final and Clear Sample of Receipts and Invoices
    • c. Photocopy of Proof of Payment (BIR Form 0605, previously approved Authority to Print Inoice (ATP), Certificate of Registration (COR), BIR Form 2303, lats booklet printed

Mayor's Permit (Licence to Operate) City of Iloilo

Office Address: De la Rama Street, Iloilo City, Philippines
Phone: (6333) 333-3533
Email Address:

Requirements of New Business Applications

  • Barangay Clearance for business (original & photocopy)
  • Location Sketch of business establishment
  • Locational Clearance for business- CPDO, 4/F, City Hall Building (original & photocopy)
  • Copy of Fire Inspection Certificate- Bureau of Fire and Protection (original & photocopy)
  • DTI/SEC/CDA Registration and/or Permit from National Agencies for Regulated Business
  • Unified Business Application Form- Permits & License Division, G/F, City Hall Building

For Renewal

  • Barangay Clearance for business (original & photocopy)
  • Copy of Fire Inspection Certificate- Bureau of Fire and Protection (original & photocopy)

Registering your business with the Municipality or Local Governments Units


  • DTI or SEC Registration
  • Certificate/Articles of Incorporation
  • Community Tax Certificate
  • Barangay Clearance
  • Location Clearance
  • Certificate of Occupancy
  • Building Permit
  • Fire Safety/Inspection Permit
  • Electrical Inspection Certificate
  • Contract of Lease
  • Picture/Sketch of Site
  • Public Liability Insurance (for restaurants, malls, cinemas)
  • SSS Registration


For more information on Cost of Doing Business in Iloilo, please call the Local Economic Development and Investment Promotion Center at the Provincial Planning and Development Office or email:

You can also download a copy of Cost of Doing Business 2017 which provides pertinent information to investors, researchers and development planners on business opportunities and investments.