How to Transfer Your RDO Using BIR Form 1905

Congratulations! You’ve finally decided to resign from your job and go full time into your profession. Whether you’re going to become a freelancer, a licensed professional, or a small business owner, you’re now your own boss!

Now to make sure that things are on the up and up, the first thing you’ll have to do is transfer your RDO – from the RDO of your employer to YOUR RDO. Fortunately, the process is easy and quite painless by using the BIR Form 1905.

Steps In Transfering Your RDO

Step 1

Find out in which RDO your TIN is now. Most likely, your employer moved your TIN to their RDO. To confirm, you can call the BIR Contact Center at 981-7003, 981-7020, 981-7040, or 981-7046. If they can’t help you, you may have to go to the RDO and inquire. It’s fairly quick though and they can look up in which RDO your TIN is in.

Step 2

Fill out BIR Form 1905. You can get a copy here but we do recommend that you check the BIR website to see if there’s an updated copy. Here’s what you place in the fields:

Part I: Taxpayer Information

Make sure you fill out the following fields: Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN), RDO Code, Contact Number, and your Registered Name.

Part II

Change In Registered Address

Find Section 7 entitled “Correction/Change/Update of Registration Information”. You’ll be ticking Field 7B or “Change in Registered Address”

bir form 1905 change rdo change in registered address

Chances are, you’re moving to another RDO. If you are, tick the box that says “Transfer of Home RDO,” then place the From RDO and the To RDO (the RDO of your new address). After that, write your new address (most likely your home address if you’re a home-based freelancer), your zip code, and your telephone number.

If you are transferring within the same RDO but a different address, then tick the box that says “Transfer within Same RDO”. Write your address, zip code, and telephone number.

Sign the Declaration

Write your name and sign. For the title, you may place your official title or just “Taxpayer”

bir form 1905 declaration

Step 3

Bring the BIR Form 1905 to your OLD RDO. In around 1 week, processing should be done and your TIN should now be registered in your new RDO.

This is just the first step in legitimizing your new business. After this, you’ll fill out your Form 1901, get some books stamped, and finally get your Certificate of Registration (COR).

And after getting your COR, you can start filing taxes such as your annual income tax returns.

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178 thoughts on “How to Transfer Your RDO Using BIR Form 1905”

      1. Sir. Can i have my 1901 delivered to me? i have a strict sched since i’m not working on a BPO company. if that’s possible what or whom should i contact?

        1. The 1901 is a form that you can download and fill out on your home PC. Here’s a link to the form.
          Just in case you meant 1905 and you need help with processing your 1905, we can help you with that as well via our BizReg service (link).

          1. sir gusto ko lang po tanungin. Mga ilang days po ang processing kpag pinasend mu sa lbc ung 1905 form?para mapaliPat ung rdo ko?

          2. Marianita Calindatas gentapan

            Hi Good day, can you help me to transfer my RDO from 034 to 080?
            How much?

          3. paano po mgtransfer ng rdo from rdo 32 manila to rdo 56 calamba .. sa manila po kc niregister ung tin number ko nung nagpaassit ako onlin hanggang ngyon po hndi p ko nasahod dahil sa wla pkong bir sa provincial government of laguna po ako ngwwork .. pwede po bang hndi nko pmunta ng office sa manila pra itransfer nlng thru email o ipadala ko nlng ung form kko ng 1905 pra itransfer ako sa calamba thru lbc ..

      2. Hi, i was hired last january in Taguig and i already paid the Annual income Tax (500php) then the pandemic happened so i decided to go to my hometown and recently i Applied as Contact Tracer. do i have to pay another 500 for the annual income tax again? since i changed my RDO?

      3. Hi Sir,

        My husband’s RDO is Manila. And we really need to transfer it here in Cebu? Do you have any idea about their email address? Since it’s very hard to travel due to the current situation. Your response is highly appreciated. Thanks in advance

        1. Sir, kelangan po ba personal na dalhin sa dating rdo yung form? Yung prev comp ko po kasi sa makati pero sa tuguegarao naka reg ang comp. kaya dun yun rdo nya. Pede po kaya ito via email? TIA po.

        1. Hello sir, question lang, is there any way na pwede mapa transfer from old rdo (sta cruz manila) to (trece martires cavite) without appearance. Can you help me with that Thanks πŸ™πŸ»

          1. Jay-r tapia faustino

            Pano ponkung wala naman pong nabago sa adress ko kung san ako nkatira pano po akonkukuha ng verification slip

      4. Elah Jaye O. Aclao

        I filed 1905 last March 01, 2021 in BIR Digos to be transferred in Davao po. How would I know if it is successfully transferred? Pinaiwan lang po kasi sa drop box yung form po.

      5. Sir EJ .. tanong ko lang po, is it necessary po na mag change ng RDO at address dahil may new employer na po ako? or pwde po bang mamalagi nalang sa dating RDO at address? ..Sana po mapansin niyo at matulungan niyo po ako, Thank You po.

      6. You mean Sir Ej , We need to go to Manila just to submit this form 1905? There’s no other way to submit this form like to submit it online thru email to the BIR office,is it possible in order to avoid this strict compliance during this time of pandemic??

        1. Hi Dionelo,

          Unfortunately, there is still no online service for RDO transfer. One alternative you can take is to hire an accountant or bookkeeper to do transfer your TIN for you.

    1. Hi Franz, call your new RDO. In RDO 003 La Union, they accepted my request for transfer of RDO. Sila na daw mag process. from Manila yung old RDO ko tapos La Union yung new RDO. Hindi ko alam kung yun na ba yung bagong process or iba iba tlga per RDO. Kaya mas okay talaga tawag ka sa new RDO mo πŸ™‚ good luck!

      1. Wow nice naman ng new RDO mo po. Here in our place is the same I should go back to Manila and request for transfer pa ng RDO huhu.

        1. hello maam, same concern…

          Pero COVID pandemic ngayon, natatakot pa ko mag fly in and out sa manila. my old RDO is manila, now im here in Cebu. so medyo hassle to do that. sana they have a way of transferring through internet.

          1. Ung tinanong ko kanina e lbc lang daw ung form 1905 mo sa OLD RDO with picture then inform ur NEW RDO kailan darating ang form 1905 sa OLD RDO mo…

          2. Actually, you can process your 1905 online. They allow transfer through email. You just have to attach of course your accomplished form 1905 and 2 valid IDs (preferably government-issued) and send it to your old RDO’s email address or you can also fax it to them. Although after transfer, you have to file your 1901 in person in on your new RDO. πŸ™‚

      2. same problem…pinaghintay ako n almost 3 months den sasabihin di nia kaya itransfer para caloocan ung old ko then ipatransfer ko d2 sa cotabato city need dw na ako ang magprocess sa caloocan…covid pa naman…

    2. Gud morning po,

      Sa caloocan RDO 27 po to RDO 36 paanu po ang gagawin ko kc pandemic pwedi po bang e apply sa online at anu po ang account ng BIR ang pweding gamitin

  1. Hi sir,paano po ba mg transfer ng old RDO 112 to RDO 113 ppunta po ako ngayon sa BIR tagum to say transfer my old to new RDO galing po ako kahapon sa BIR davao punta ako tagum city to transfer how po sir?

  2. Kindly give me email adress of Maam Ma.Delacruz? were I can EMAIL my 1905 Transfer from Rdo41 to Rdo15..I fax ko po sna pero ang sabe email n lng daw po…kc wala fax machine. THANK YOU…

    1. Hi Rachelle, we don’t have that information. Also, just to be sure we’re on the same page, we are not the BIR. πŸ™‚ It may be better to call the BIR contact center for this concern at 981-7003, 981-7020, 981-7040, or 981-7046.

  3. Hi EJ! Is the 1905 also the same form to use to change name? Say from single to married name? Is it also required to change everything like passport, prc id, license to that new name? Thank you!

          1. I mean if i change to my married name does it follow that i need to change my prc id as well? So that registered TIN name is same as license name? Or i can have my maiden name on my ids? Thank you!

      1. Hi po, ok lng ba magpalipat ng RDO from makati to cubao, pero ung employer ko sa makati pa dn. ililipat lng sa quezon city kasi may irregister lng na business. Hindi po ba affected ung employer sa makati? Thanks

  4. Good morning. My employer is in mandaluyong as well as my rdo. I have a new business in qc. Do i need to transfer my rdo to qc? I am not resigning with my employer. I am using just one tin for my business and as employee.

  5. Hello, Sir EJ. Pwede ba employer yung mgdadala nung form ng resigning employee sa BIR? o yung employee mismo dapat pupunta dun?

    1. Another person can file your 1905 for you. As long as you give them special power of attorney. Most likely your employer, however, won’t be able to do that — you’ll likely have to do it yourself.

  6. what are the requirements needed for changing of RDO besides filling up form 1905? do we need to bring anything? thank you!

    1. When I submitted my 1905, I didn’t really bring anything else. Just that! To be sure though, best to bring a government issued photo ID at least. Oh, also bring P500 for the processing fee. πŸ™‚

      (edit: Randy is right, wala pong processing fee!)

  7. hi can you process the transfer while you’re still rendering or you’ll have to wait until you’re officially unemployed from ur prev company before you start the transfer process? thanks!

      1. Sir ang tin number k is single at gusto ko po matransfer to married yng tin ko ay from quezon city pa at single gusto ko po ma transfer dito sa Masbate. Naka fill up na po ako ma process ba agad ito kasi kailangan ko na talaga ang sabi ng teller sa Masbate BIR na tawagan k number ng BIR kaya lang diko makontak hi
        Po ba agad ma transfer sir pls…

    1. Hi Maricel, if the company you worked for before closed and you moved to another company, you will have to file your income tax yourself. Only those who were with one company within the year can get substituted filing. Hope I was able to answer your concern!

  8. Good day. I have a new employer today. I was told to transfer my tin from my old rdo to their rdo. Is it my job or is it theirs? Thanks

    1. Yours. No one else can change that information since it’s YOUR TIN. Now some companies may have a runner who can help but, ultimately, it would be your responsibility. πŸ™‚

      1. Hi sir! My new HR told me that BIR 1905 is no longer required. Hence, neither I nor them need to process the change of RDO. My colleague also told me it’s in the RMC of BIR. Can you confirm? Thank you!

  9. Good morning sir, ask ko lang kc yung sa anak ko is nag end of contract na po sya last year pa.. At nung kkunin nya na back pay nya, need daw po ng tin id. (Since ung employer nya po ang nag apply ng tin pero wla po narelease na i.d sa kanya) then nung nagpunta nman po sya ng BIR dun din po nakita na mali ung last name nya. So nag file nman po sya ng 1905 (change in trade name) at nung kkuha na po ulit ng i.d sabi ng BIR na need nya magtransfer ng rdo from 039 to rdo 036. At kailangan nya pa mag fax, contact sa old rdo. At bnigyan nnman sya ng form 1905 (change in registered address). Paano po ba talaga ang gagawin? Parang pinagpapasahan na kasi eh..

    1. Hi Irene, your child’s employer is most likely in RDO 039. So when they registered for your daughter/son, they likely registered in their own RDO. Now that your child is dealing directly with the BIR and updating her records, she first has to change the RDO to HER RDO (not her company’s). In this case this is RDO 036. Once that’s done, then she can request for all the changes she needs. All of this passing people around is an unfortunately consequence of the RDO being decentralized.
      If your child is registered and s/he needs to file her/his returns, s/he may want to try out Taxumo. It works NATIONWIDE, regardless of RDO so s/he can file her/his returns from anywhere. πŸ™‚

  10. sir possible poh b process ng change of residence add from RDO 038 to RDO 001 through email lang poh,..d poh kc aq mkakapunta ng manila dto n poh aq nka base s ilocos,..and penge n dn poh email add kung possible. tnxs

  11. Hi! Thanks for the useful info. Ask ko lang po if same process po ito in changing the name on their system? Apparently all my BIR papers (1902, previous 1905s, 2305 and 2316) have the correct spelling of my name however when they checked my name via my TIN on their system, the spelling of my name is wrong.

  12. Hi sir, how can I request to transfer my RDO code since nka address pa yung RDO ko sa Pasay pa and now I find it hard dahil dito na ako sa Province nagtatrabaho. Hopefully matulungan niyo po ako for the email address ng Pasay BIR po. Thank you!

  13. Hi Sir,

    I’m currently employed but planning to start a business at the same time. After the transfer of RDO, what is the process for updating the status in the new RDO? Also, would transferring of my RDO have any effect on the filing of ITR by my current employer?

  14. Rutchen B. Kibapundan

    Hello sir! Wat if po ang old RDO q is from manila and im from cebu! Then im advised po na e fax ask q po wer can i get my new 1905 form na transfered na and at the same time may stamped na

    1. The BIR will only provide a stamped 1905 form once they accept and process your form. If you want, we may be able to help you by filing your 1905 for you. We’re piloting a new service to help taxpayers with that. If you’re interested, email us at and we can send you the details.

      1. Hello sir , my registered rdo is 050 which is from makati and my new employer will be at rdo 083 here in cebu . What should i do sir since i cant go to makati just to process this changes . Can you help me sir for alternatives ? Thanks

  15. Hi Sir.

    I am currently employed and planning on pursuing a business at the same time. Upon checking, I need to transfer from my employer’s RDO to the RDO near my residence. If I transfer to another RDO, will there be any effect on the part of my current employer when filing my ITR? Also, what is the process when updating status to the new RDO?

    1. There won’t be any impact. They can still file for you. However, if you need to update any information (such as new dependents), your employer can’t do that for you anymore. You’ll have to do it yourself. πŸ™‚

    1. You mean po kung wala yung taxpayer sa Philippines or, at least, near their RDO? You can have someone else file it on your behalf, if you wish. We’re trying out a service right now for that. Send us a note at [] and we can help you with the RDO change. πŸ™‚

  16. Hello, ask lang po when ang deadline ng filing ng 1901? Sa RDO 54A po sya trece martires cavite. Sabi ng iba nung march 31 pa. Sabi naman ng accounting on april 30? πŸ€”

  17. LEONARD BRYAN castro

    So sir kung ang rdo nasa visayas(cebu) at ipapalipat sa luzon(pangasinan) pupunta pa rin ba sa visayas para sa Old RDO??

  18. Good day sir!
    Tanong ko lang po how to change may RDO from RDO 032 to RDO 25A? Kailangan po ba na pumunta pa ako ng RDO 032? From Bulacan pa po kasi ako . Bali ipinakuha ko lang po yung tin ko and then dun po nairegister sa RDO 032. April 12, 2018 po sya nairegister. Ililipat ko po kasi yung work ko po ay sa Deped Pandi South District. Salamat sir.

    1. Hello Mary Ann,
      For RDO transfer, you need to do is to visit RDO 032 and request to be transferred to RDO 25A. Nothing to worry, it’s pretty quick just fill out the BIR 1905 form. In around 1 week, processing should be done and your TIN should now be registered in your new RDO. πŸ™‚

      1. My Concern is I need to transfer my Tin From RDO31 to RDO 114. it is impossible for me to go to my old RDO due to this pandemic. I visit the RDO 114 to cater my concern but they suggested to email my old RDO for their response.

        my concern is they request valid ID’s and I don’t have any valid/government ID’s, what is the other alternative for that sir?

  19. Hello sir. Ask ko lang po if pwede tao ko mag process ng form ko sa paglipat ng rdo o dapat personal. Please reply. Thank you

      1. Hello, Ma’am/Sir. Can you help me? How to correct my middle name in TIN ID? And How much?
        Nag punta po kasi ako sa BIR sabi mag babayad pa daw po ng 1 Thousand pesos sa bangko para ma correct yung name. 1 letter lang po ang mali sa name ng tin id ko. I need your help

  20. Christian Brent Cadiz

    Hi. Iam currently employed to a new company, however, parehas lang yung rdo kung saan nakaregister yung previous company ko. Ano pong process yung gagawin?

  21. Hi sir what if yung RDO na kung saan registered ang Tin ko ay nasa cebu pa? So kailangan ko pa pumunta ng cebu para lang makapag submit ako ng form ng 1905? Kailangan ko kasi ipalipat sa bulacan Wala bang ibang way para mapalitan ko pa rin yun?

    1. Hi Karen, yes, ganun na nga ang mangyayari. That’s a result of the BIR decentralizing their operations. πŸ™ Taxumo does have processing partners who are based in Cebu who may be able to do that for you. Just send us a note via the chat button on our site or via Facebook and we’ll see if we can help you. πŸ™‚

  22. Hi . Sir . Nag work po kasi ako before sa manila . And lately i found out my rdo registered in cebu city rdo 081 . Ngayon po nasa pampanga napo ako . Paano ko po mapapa transfer yung rdo ko po dito sa pampanga ? And yung previous job kopo dito sa pampanga april 2019 is nag awol po ako . . Paano po gagawin ko sir?

  23. hi good day,
    bakit sobrang bagal serbisyo ng BIR mahigit two weeks na ung FORM 1905 submitted & accept sa Negross occ. , my TIN no. change address from Negross occ. to Calamba laguna hangang ngayon wala parin, nasubmit form 1905 Jan. 14, 2020 hangang ngayon wala pa feb. 3 , 2020

  24. Hi! I am in the process of transferring my RDO. My former RDO was in Baguio and will transfer it to Mandaluyong. I was able to have someone receive Form 1905 and was stamped by BIR na. I was informed that my case was open but I was unemployed since 2015. BIR asked me to sign a Transfer Commitment Form. I am unsure if I should put my new business as my new employment? My business is still unregistered in BIR. The main reason I am transferring my RDO is to register my business.

  25. Hello po. Yung employer ko po kasi ay may dalawang branch: Cebu and Tacloban.. Cebu po yung Head Office but they planned to make the Tacloban branch as the Head Office.. Ano po ba ang dapat naming gagawin?

  26. Hi Sir just wanna ask, I’m currently employed but will leave the company on the last week of October. My first day on my new employer will be on the first week of November. I was told that I need to process the transfer of RDO.

    Is it fine if I already process it before my final day on my old company? Will the old company know it since I’m still their employee? It worries me because it might be illegal?

    Thanks in advance πŸ™‚

    1. HI JR, nope, that’s not a problem. Be aware, though, that you need to move your TIN from your old employer’s RDO to YOUR HOME ADDRESS. Yup, you read that right. You do not move your TIN to the RDO of your new employment. You move it to the RDO of your home address. This was a change from RMO 37-2019 (link) issued last year.

  27. Hello po. Clarification po dito. For example po, same situation pero “would be” government employee, would that mean from RDO 050 I need to transfer my TIN to Cavite, where I live, not in ParaΓ±aque where I am supposed to work? Thank you po sa sagot. Then sa 2305 po, sa RDO ng Cavite ko sya ipapasa?

    1. You are right. Transfer your RDO from your previous employer’s RDO to the RDO of your residence. You can read more about it here: LINK TO RMC 37-2019

      You submit the 1905 to the “source RDO” — normally the RDO of your previous employer.

      Be aware: some HR, understandably, aren’t updated with respect to this rule, so sometimes you might have to educate them about this change. πŸ™‚

  28. Hi sir I have this situation that I emailed my old rdo and ask to transfer my rdo to a new rdo and replied that the rdo number is already transferred. Is it really transferred or I need to wait a week for my rdo to fully transfer?
    Thank you in advance.

    1. Hi Dave, to be honest this is the first time I heard them doing a transfer based off of an email. I mean I can email any RDO, given anyone’s information and ask them to move TINs, so I doubt they’ll process a request over email.

      I would recommend you verify a little bit more — call your destination RDO and ask if your TIN is already there. If another independent party (in this case, the other RDO) says it’s already transferred, I guess it already is transferred. (For all I know, this could be an adaptation to the pandemic – good intent naman.)

  29. Hi,
    I am currently processing my 1905 for change in registered address within the same RDO.
    I am just confused if the registered address I am going to put will be the address of my new employer, or will it be my home address (different RDO from my employer’s).
    Thank you.

  30. I’m sorry Sir, I’m still confused. I would like to clarify again Sir, if it’s okay.

    1. Should the registered address match with the RDO?

    2. My previous employer advised me before to change my RDO from my residence (Cavite) to their RDO(047). So I did and put my previous employer’s address as my registered address. Is this still the case now Sir? Or do I have to change my RDO again back to my residence even if my new employer’s RDO is also 047?