How to Register at SSS as Employer

As a provider of pension for employees upon their retirement from work, SSS requires employers to enlist their workers and make prompt contribution counterpart to the fund. Before that can be accomplished, registration as an employer must be undertaken.

There are different classification of employers and how each of them should register at SSS:

Single Proprietorship

The owner or, in his absence, his legal spouse or, in their absence, any representative with Special Power of Attorney (SPA) of a single proprietorship business should accomplish and submit the SSS Forms R-1 and R-1A with the photocopy of an Authority to Operate from appropriate government office/s (e. g. Registration of Business Name, Business Permit, or any proof of business operations).

Partnerships

Any of the partners should accomplish and submit the SS Forms R-1 and R-1A with the photocopy of the approved Articles of Partnership.

Corporations, including non-stock/non-profit corporations

A corporation should accomplish the SS Forms R-1 and R-1A signed by its President, Chairman or Corporate Secretary and submit these forms with the photocopy of the approved Articles of Incorporation.

Foreign-owned Corporations

A foreign-owned corporation should accomplish the SS Forms R-1 and R-1A signed by the designated Philippine representative as shown in the SEC registration and submit these forms with the photocopy of the approved Articles of Incorporation and License to Transact Business in the Philippines.

Manning Agency with Foreign Principal

A manning agency with foreign principal should accomplish the SS Forms R-1 and R-1A signed by its President, Chairman or Corporate Secretary and submit these forms with the photocopy of the approved Articles of Incorporation and Agency Agreement between the manning agency and foreign principal.

Cooperative

A cooperative should accomplish the SS Forms R-1 and R-1A signed by its President/Chairman and submit this form with the photocopy of the approved Articles of Cooperation/Certificate of Registration from the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA).

Manpower Service Cooperative

A manpower service cooperative should accomplish the SS Forms R-1 and R-1A signed by its Chairman or Corporate Secretary and submit these forms with the photocopy of the approved Articles of Cooperation from the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) and accreditation from the Department of Labor and Employment, if a manpower cooperative.

The original copy of the documents mentioned above must be presented upon registration for authentication purposes.

Aside from the documents mentioned above, the employer is required to submit, with the SS Forms R-1 and R-1A, the following:

  • Specimen Signature Card (SS Form L-501);
  • Sketch of business address/location; and
  • Validated Miscellaneous Payment Return (SS Form R-6) or SS Form R-6 with Special Bank Receipt (SBR) as proof of payment for the Employer Registration Plate.
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