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Super News: 45 Additional Business Fields no Longer Have to Apply for Additional Licenses

Just like in every other country, when it comes to starting a business in Indonesia, you will have to navigate a number of government offices at local and province levels to apply for a business license. Different regions in Indonesia may require different types of licenses before entrepreneurs can start running their businesses.

Good news for investors, both local and foreign, the government of Indonesia has come up with more efficient ways to encourage investments into the country. Previously, the government made a successful attempt to make Indonesia a business-friendly country by simplifying the business license application process through the implementation of what is called the Online Single Submission (OSS) system.

Now, the government has added 45 business fields (Klasifikasi Baku Lapangan Usaha Indonesia – KBLI) that can start operations once they have obtained Business Identification Number (Nomor Induk Berusaha – NIB) through OSS without having to apply for additional licenses such as tourism license.

OSS Guarantees Faster and More Convenient Business Licensing Process

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OSS is an integrated web-based business permit application that allows the business license application in Indonesia to happen as fast as two hours, making OSS is an ideal example of a fast, affordable, and certain licensing service model. Business owners and investors from anywhere across the world can now access OSS system online anywhere and anytime.

As briefly mentioned above, a business license is required for any business activities and companies operating in Indonesia, including foreign-owned companies (PT PMA).

With the implementation of OSS that has been effective since July 2018, all business entities will have to register online. After the completion of registration at OSS, each business will automatically get an NIB one day after the registration, provided that all required documents are complete. A Business License (Surat Izin Usaha Perdagangan – SIUP) will also be granted alongside the NIB if your business does not require other licenses, which depends on the business sector your company is engaged in.

Update on Business License in Indonesia: 45 Additional KBLIs No Longer Required to Apply for Additional Licenses

If you intend to run a business in one of the following fields, you will not have to apply for any additional licenses. Once you have secured your NIB and SIUP, you can start your business operations in Indonesia immediately.

KBLI CodeBusiness Field (Indonesian)Business Field (English)
52240Penanganan kargo (Bongkar muat barang)Cargo & logistics (Loading & Discharging)
56103Kedai MakananEatery
56304Kedai MinumanDrink stall (coffee shop, juice counter,etc)
56305Rumah/kedai obat tradisionalTraditional and/or herbal medicine
71204Jasa inspeksi teknik instalasiTechnical installation
74201Aktivitas fotografiPhotography
80200Aktivitas jasa sistem keamananSecurity system
85500Aktivitas penunjang pendidikanEducation and/or training
36001Penampungan,penjernihan dan penyaluran air minumWater tank, purifier and distribution of drinking water
36003Aktivitas penunjang pengelolaan airWater management system
56104Penyediaan makanan keliling / tempat tidak tetapFood huckster
56109Restoran dan penyediaan makanan kelilingFood merchant (i.e food truck)
56306Penyediaan minuman kelilingDrinks huckster
59201Aktivitas perekaman suaraRecording studio
59202Aktivitas penerbitan musik dan buku musikMusic publisher
79112Agen perjalanan bukan wisataTravel agency (i.e ticketing)
81100Aktivitas penyedia gabungan jasa penunjang fasilitasService provider for supporting facilities
81290Aktivitas kebersihan bangunan dan industri lainnyaCleaning service
82110Aktivitas penyedia gabungan jasa administrasi kantorSupporting activities for office administration
82200Aktivitas call centerCall center
82302Event organizerEvent organizer
82910Aktivitas debt collection dan biro kreditDebt collection
82990Aktivitas jasa penunjang usaha lainnya YTDLOther supporting activities undefined in other categories
90003Aktivitas penunjang hiburanEntertainer (i.e. photographer, make-up artist)
91025Taman budayaCultural park management
91029Wisata budaya lainnyaOthers cultural tourism activities
92000Aktivitas perjudian dan pertaruhanGambling (online and offline)
96910Aktivitas pemakanan dan kegiatan YBDIFuneral
93299Aktivitas hiburan dan rekreasi lainnya YTDLOther amusement and recreation activities
35104Aktivitas penunjang kelistrikanOthers supporting electrical system
70100Aktivitas kantor pusat Headquarters / office management
70202Aktivitas konsultasi transportasiConsulting related to transportation
70203Aktivitas kehumasanPublic relations
74901Aktivitas penerjemahInterpreter/Translation
74902Aktivitas konsultasi bisnis dan broker bisnisBusiness consultancy and brokerage
77210Sewa guna usaha tanpa hak opsi alat rekreasi dan olahragaLease for sport equipment & outdoor activities without option rights
77291Aktivitas sewa guna usaha tanpa hak opsi alat pestaLease for party equipment without option rights
77292Aktivitas sewa guna usaha tanpa hak opsi barang keperluan rumah

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Lease for household equipment without option rights 
77293Sewa guna usaha tanpa hak opsi barang hasil pencetakan dan penerbitan Lease for publishing goods without option rights 
77294Sewa guna usaha tanpa hak opsi bunga dan tanaman hiasLease for flower and plants without option rights 
77295Sewa guna usaha tanpa hak opsi alat musikLease for music instrument without option rights 
77299Aktivitas sewa guna usaha tanpa hak opsi barang keperluan rumah tangga dan pribadi lainnyaLease for others household equipment without option rights 
77303Aktivitas sewa guna usaha tanpa hak opsi alat transportasi airLease for water transportation vehicle without option rights 
77400Aktivitas sewa guna usaha tanpa hak opsi aset non finansial, bukan hak ciptaLease for non-financial assets without option rights 


For more information about KBLI, check out Cekindo’s E-Library.

Notes for PT PMA

If your company is a PT PMA, you will still need to satisfy the requirements for the establishment of PT PMA, such as the limitation of foreign ownership as regulated under the Negative Investment List (Daftar Negatif Investasi – DNI), the minimum paid-up capital and the investment plan. To know more about PT PMA and the benefits it offers to foreign entrepreneurs, read Registering a PT PMA in Indonesia.

Consult with Experts before Incorporating Your Business in Indonesia

To ensure seamless business incorporation in Indonesia, it is always best to consult with experts. Consisting of a team of professional consultants and legal specialists, Cekindo has been assisting thousands of clients wanting to start or expand businesses to Indonesia.

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