Philippine Business Registry (PBR)
  • What is PBR?
PBR is a single business registration system which integrates the business registration processes of five (5) national government line agencies, namely the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag-IBIG), Philippine Health Insurance Corp (Philhealth), and Social Security System (SSS).

PBR offers a real time solution for people who want to put up their businesses.

Sole proprietors can get their DTI Business Name (BN) Registration Certificate, Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) and Employer Registration Numbers (ERNs) from SSS, Philhealth, and Pag-IBIG, all in one place, in less than an hour.

SEC-Registered companies with pre-generated Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) can also get ERNs from SSS, Philhealth, and Pag-IBIG in less than an hour.
  • What are the benefits of using PBR?
Through the PBR, entrepreneurs can enjoy a more convenient way of registering their businesses. Applicants need not go to each agency to register their businesses, thereby realizing reduced incidental expenses and increased savings due to foregone costs of physically going to and from each agency.

Business registration processing time is shortened as itis much fasterif done through PBR.
  • Which agencies are linked to the PBR?
Applicants can register their businesses in these line agencies through PBR:
DTI (Business Name Registration)
BIR (Taxpayer Identification Number –TIN)
PhilHealth (Employer Registration Number)
Pag-IBIG (Employer ID Number)
Social Security System (Employer Registration Number)
  • Does the PBR include application for the mayor’s permit, sanitary permit, etc.?
If the LGU is connected to PBR, application for business permit can already be lodged in the PBR, but processing of which by the LGUs still requires physical submission of documentary requirements depending on the type of business.

However, application for their permits and clearances such as sanitary permit, fire safety inspection certificate (FSIC), etc., which are required for the issuance of business permit, can still not be done through PBR.
  • Can we access PBR in our PCs for online registration?
Not yet. For the meantime, access to PBR is limited only in the PBR Kiosk at DTI Offices, SEC Head Office and Quezon City, as lodging and processing ofapplication is still teller-assisted.
  • How long will it take to register using PBR?
Application through PBR takes about 40 minutes to register.
  • Do we need to fill-up a form in PBR?
Yes. A two-page application form must be filled up by applicant and must be submitted to the teller for processing.
  • How much is the payment for registering through PBR?
There is no extra charge for using PBR. The only fee that should be paid is the BN registration fee, which is based on business scope:
Barangay           PHP    200.00
City / Municipality PHP    500.00
Regional PHP 1,000.00         
National         PHP 2,000.00
Each BN Registration fee shall include PhP 15 Documentary Stamp Tax (DST)per BIR Revenue Memorandum Order 13-2008
  • What types of business can be registered through PBR?
DTI field offices acceptnew registration of sole proprietorship type of business. Application for SSS,Philhealth, and Pag-IBIG ERNs of SEC-registered corporations/partnerships is only available through the PBR Kiosk at the SEC Head Office, Mandaluyong. 
  • Any updates on the PBR?
  1. The PBR sole proprietorship new registration module was launched on January 27, 2012, witnessed by President Benigno S. Aquino III and heads of all partner agencies.
  2. On March 01, 2012, the PBR was rolled-out to all DTI offices nationwide which was also attended by LGU representatives, and local partner agencies.
  3. The SEC module was launched on March 15, 2012.
  4. The connectivity of the Quezon City LGU to PBR was launched on March 19, 2012, graced by Mayor Herbert Bautista.
  5. The DTI launched PBR in Cebu City last March 20, 2012.
  6. The DTI will also link PBR with other LGUs. Coordination with some LGUs and selection of other LGUs to be connected to PBR are ongoing.
  7. Through the PBR kiosk at the LGU, sole proprietors can already register for BN, get TIN, SSS, Philhealth, and Pag-IBIG ERNs and proceed to the processing of business permit in LGU.
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