IMPORTANT REMINDER: In view of the current health crisis, applications are strictly by appointment, please book an appointment to: NOTARIZATION APPOINTMENT PORTAL.

Certificate of No Objection

to use of “Filipino” or Similar sounding word in the Trade name


  1. Submit the following documents to the official email of the Consulate. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  2. Official request letter for issuance of NOC.
  3. Trade license application or trade license if already available.
  4. Passport/visa copies of owners.
  5. Department of Economic Development application.
  6. Description on the company i.e., services/products to be sold/offered, location of the business.
  7. Any other document(s) that will be requested by the processor.


  • Please be reminded that applicant/s must personally sign the document/s in front of the officials of the Consulate General.
  • Any spurious or tampered documents submitted for Notarization/ Attestation are subject to outright seizure upon proper determination by the Consular Officer. Holder of said documents, as well as fixers will be prosecuted. Payment for the document found to be spurious will be forfeited.