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Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) Registration Services in the Philippines for Foreign Investors

We provide BPO Registration Services to foreign investors and enterprises seeking to set up a Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) company in the Philippines. We provide end-to-end assistance, from discussing the ideal legal entity to register, drafting Articles of Incorporation (AOI) and By-Laws, and bank account opening to application for business permits, appointing corporate officers (Nominee Directors, Corporate Secretary/Resident Agent, etc.), and general compliance work.  

We also provide post-registration services for a one-stop-shop experience. Our services include:

  • Recruitment and Executive Search
  • HR Consulting
  • Payroll Processing
  • Philippine Visa Processing
  • Application for Tax Incentives
  • Business Expansion

Our BPO Company Registration Services in the Philippines

We offer a full suite of BPO Company Registration Services to help you register your company with ease. Our services include:

  • Determine the ideal legal entity to register
  • Assessment of capital requirements for incorporation/licensing
  • Drafting of Articles of Incorporation (AOI) and By-Laws
  • Registration and reservation of company name 
  • Appointment of shareholders, directors, nominee directors, and incorporators
  • Appointment of corporate secretary/resident agent, treasurer, and other corporate officers
  • Opening of a local bank account
  • Processing of registration documents with appropriate government agencies
  • Application for Tax Identification Numbers (TINs) 
  • Application for business permits and licenses
  • Determination of eligibility for tax incentives

Legal Entity Options to Register for Your BPO Company in the Philippines

Foreign investors and enterprises can register their BPO company through a recognized legal entity in the Philippines. The most common legal entities for Philippine BPO companies are as follows:

  • Domestic Corporation
  • Representative Office
  • Shelf Company
  • Employer of Record

Domestic Corporation

As the most common type of legal entity in the Philippines, a Domestic Corporation is the local equivalent of a Private Limited Company (PLC) or a Limited Liability Company (LLC). To register a BPO company as a Domestic Corporation, it must declare itself as an export entity where at least 70% of its income is generated abroad. 

Setup Requirements for a Domestic Corporation in the Philippines

  • 2-15 directors (can be 100% foreign nationals/entities)
  • Treasurer-in-Trust (must be a Philippine resident; can be a foreign national residing in the Philippines)
  • Corporate Secretary (must be both a citizen and resident of the Philippines)
  • Paid-up capital (minimum of US$100)  

Representative Office

Another common option for setting up a BPO company is through a Philippine Representative Office. A Representative Office is a non-income generating entity that acts as a liaison office, back office/contact center, research and development facility, or sales and marketing center for its foreign parent company. 

To qualify for registering a Representative Office, the foreign parent company must prove it is actively doing business for at least 2 years abroad with a strong financial standing. 

Setup Requirements for a Representative Office in the Philippines

  • Registration documents of foreign parent company 
  • Board Resolution from parent company authorizing the establishment of the Representative Office
  • Appointment of a Resident Agent (can be an individual residing in the Philippines or a domestic corporation with active operations)
  • Paid-up capital (US$30,000; the same amount should be remitted annually to cover operating expenses)

Shelf Company

Those seeking to immediately start operating a BPO company in the Philippines can purchase a Shelf Company, a registered legal entity with no assets, liabilities, products/services, profits, or manpower. As its name implies, it has “left on the shelf” to age. It is ideal for investors who want to establish a presence in the Philippines without undergoing the tedious registration process. 

Requirements for Purchasing a Shelf Company in the Philippines 

  • Registration documents of foreign parent company 
  • Appointment of a Resident Agent (can be an individual residing in the Philippines or a domestic corporation with active operations)
  • Professional fees for purchase of Shelf Company

Employer of Record

For those who do not want to set up a physical office in the Philippines and only want to hire a service provider to manage their back-office team in the country, they can avail of Employer of Record (EoR) services. EoRs hire and manage employees who work for other companies, mostly foreign companies. 

The range of services they provide may vary, but they usually offer recruitment, HR management, payroll, tax compliance, and coworking space services. Along with their all-in services, they also file all employee paperwork to the government under their own Tax Identification Numbers (TINs) so they are legally registered as the employer of the offshore staff in the Philippines. 

Requirements for Availing Employer of Record (EoR) Services in the Philippines

  • Registration documents of foreign parent company
  • Staffing requirements (number of vacancies, job specifications, and salary range)
  • Professional fees for availing EoR services

Set Up Your BPO Company in the Philippines with Ease

With over a hundred successfully registered BPO companies, we provide end-to-end assistance to foreign companies seeking to set up a BPO company in the Philippines.

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