The Philippines

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Greenhouse helps you simplify your company registration in the Philippines. Our service providers can help with company formation requirements, company registration fees, and more.

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Company Registration Philippines

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Greenhouse is the go to partner for any company which needs market entry support in company set up,  legal, regulatory or market access across South East Asia.
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Director at Docquity Holdings Pte Ltd
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Regional Business Development Executive at Doctor Anywhere
Greenhouse’s network of service providers are trustworthy and helped us better understand the entire Southeast Asian region. In turn, that empowered us to make more educated decisions about our go-to-market strategy.
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Yohawn Kim
Researcher at Gene On Biotech

Greenhouse is the simplest way to engage qualified company registration service providers in the Philippines

It takes months to research regulations, compare service providers, and negotiate prices before booking company registration services in Philippines. We use technology to simplify an otherwise painfully traditional process.

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  • Leverage our curated network to get immediate recommendations
  • Review company registration service provider qualifications
  • Pricing in full transparency
  • Get connected to service providers fast
  • Your project starts in 1-3 days

The Traditional Process

  • Take loads of time to search, contact, compare, and qualify service providers
  • Email and call to negotiate rates
  • Read through the fine print
  • Pay in full upfront
  • Your project starts only after 30-60 days

Want to know how much it can cost to incorporate your company in Philippines?

We have designed a simple price calculator widget that allows you to input your target country, requirements, and timelines related to your company formation plans. We will then quickly estimate the approximate costs for your expansion to Philippines.

Set up your company in the Philippines without the hassle

Our service providers are equipped to handle your business registration project in the Philippines from start to finish. Additionally we can help with the following corporate services.

Service Card - Accounting

Accounting

You can’t run a healthy, successful business without having your books in order. Our network of partners have the necessary expertise to support you across the entire Asia Pacific region.

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Bank Account Setup Service Cards

Bank account set up

Open a business account when you're ready to start accepting or spending money as your business. A business bank account helps you stay legally compliant and protected.

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Service Card - Work Permit

Work permits

A work permit or work visa is the permission to take a job within a foreign country. As you are growing your business in APAC, you will need to secure work permits, we are here to guide you in the process.

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Corporate Secretarial Service Cards

Corporate secretarial

Corporate Secretarial Services assists you to manage and mitigate risks of corporate non-compliance. In some markets such services are mandatory in other just recommended.

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Service Card - Business Address

Registered business address

A business registered address is the official address of an incorporated company. Generally it will form part of the public record and is required in most countries where the registered organization is incorporated.

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Nominee Director Service Cards

Nominee director services

A company director is the responsible person for ensuring that the company complies with all local legislation. He/She is the liable person if the company is negligent or doing things in violation of the company director requirements.

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Still researching company registration services in the Philippines?

We've put together a few guides on what you need to know about company registration in Philippines.

FAQs about business registration in the Philippines

Updated 22 January 2021

Are foreigners allowed to own businesses in the Philippines?

Yes, for some businesses. Some business classifications, like internet service providers and wellness centers, can be fully owned by foreigners. Others, such as internet service providers and education institutions, can only have a lower percentage of foreign ownership.

The Philippines regulates the business categories that are closed to foreign investors in a government document called the Negative Investment List, last updated in 2018. You can ask our professional consultant to figure out which category your business should belong to according to Philippines laws.

How much money do I need to form a company in the Philippines?

It depends on your company type and shareholding plans. If you’re a foreign company planning to open a branch office or have more than 40% ownership in a domestic corporation, you need USD 200.000 of paid-up capital.

However, this amount can go down to USD 100.000 if you plan to employ at least 50 Filipinos or use advanced technology.

Meanwhile, if you’re a local company or a foreign company planning to have less than 40% ownership, you just need PHP 5.000 or ± USD 100 for minimum capital. This amount also applies if you’re an export enterprise, meaning you plan to export more than 60% of your sales abroad.

How much time does it take to form a company in the Philippines?

Registering your company with the Securities and Exchange Commission can take only two weeks. However, the entire incorporation process including bank account setup and other applications with government agencies normally takes eight to twelve weeks.

However, it can take longer depending on the licenses you need to get, your company type, and how complex your business activities are.

How do I know which type of company is best for me?

It all depends on your planned ownership shares, business activities, and the size of your business. It’s important to have a clear picture of your business activities because it determines your business classification according to Philippines regulations.

In general, you can go with incorporating or investing in a domestic corporation if you want to create a new venture in the Philippines. As a foreign entity expanding to the Philippines, you have the following other options:
1. Branch office: if you wish to have an entity that doesn’t have separate liability from the parent company.
2. Representative office: if you are still exploring the market and do not have any intention to generate revenue.

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