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How do You Register Your Business to DPMPTSP?

  • InCorp Editorial Team
  • 9 March 2020
  • 4 minute reading time

The Investment Board One-Stop Service, or Dinas Penanaman Modal Pelayanan Terpadu Satu Pintu (DPMPTSP) in Indonesia is something you should know if you want to start a legal entity or expand your business in Indonesia. Presidential Regulation 97/2014 is the official regulation governing the DPMPTSP.

DPMPTSP and the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM)’s one-stop service both serve different purposes.

According to Presidential Regulation 97/2014, DPMPTSP is in charge of the investment service in each Indonesian city or regency while the BKPM coordinates the investment registration in Jakarta by the central government.

Therefore, for a business registration in a city or a region in Indonesia, you just have to register your business at DPMPTSP in your area without going to the BKPM in Jakarta.

The DPMPTSP includes all necessary business registration services governed by the regional government as well as the central government.

This article intends to provide you with more information about DPMPTSP and how you can register your business to DPMPTSP in your region.

Things You can Register at DPMPTSP

Business activities and permissions that can be registered at DPMPTSP include the following:

  • Business activities
  • Building functions’ feasibility
  • Individual actions
  • Permissions of space
  • Business licenses
  • Other licenses and practices

How to Register to DPMPTSP

You can register your business and permissions at the counter of your city’s or provincial DPMPTSP. If you are in Jakarta, you can do the registration through the DKI Jakarta’s online system at

Otherwise, you can do so by calling them via 1500-164, or using the DKI’s android application. With the online system, you will be able to check the status of your permission conveniently without heading to the office physically.

As for regional or city’s DPMPTSP, it poses some challenges for you to register your business as they are often located far from the center. Also, they don’t have an online system and that means you need to go through the process with manual paperwork at their offices.

Therefore, the Indonesian government tries to solve this issue through the use of Online Single Submission (OSS) system governed under the Government Regulation 24/2018.

The OSS system, which is connected to the Ministry of Law’s Legal System Administration or Sistem Administrasi Badan Hukum (SABH), allows business entities or individuals to obtain a single business number via the online system without much hassle.

However, only certain business activities and permissions can be registered via OSS system and the rest still has to be done manually.

Permissions that are not possible to be conducted through the OSS system include the company’s business activities and building functions’ feasibility.

Therefore, it is very important to understand the following before you proceed with your registration at DPMPTSP:

  • Know the location of your provincial or city’s DPMPTSP
  • Enquire about the detailed requirements of your registration and what sort of documents you should prepare and submit


If you still have doubts about the DPMPTSP’s location or the requirements, you can seek professional assistance from Cekindo.

How Cekindo can Assist with Business Registration in Indonesia

Cekindo is an authorised consulting firm in Indonesia to assist you with business registration and its activities in Indonesia to DPMPTSP.

As your chosen company registration agent, we are here to support you every step of the way; from initial consulting, to getting you through the registration process.

We also ensure that our information is always up-to-date and in compliance with the latest laws and regulations, reducing the chance of registration rejection.

Furthermore, we offer the highest quality service and strive to answer all enquiries you may have.

Need our help to register your business? Our team of experienced advisors is ready to walk you through the process step-by-step.

Just take the time to fill in the enquiry form below.

Pandu Biasramadhan

Senior Consulting Manager at InCorp Indonesia

An expert for more than 10 years, Pandu Biasramadhan, has an extensive background in providing top-quality and comprehensive business solutions for enterprises in Indonesia and managing regional partnership channels across Southeast Asia.

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Frequent Asked Questions

As their names suggest, the main differences between the three business kinds in Indonesia lie in the businesses and the purpose of their incorporation. Local company owners (PT) must be Indonesian citizens, as even 1 percent of foreign ownership is not allowed. This type of company is not limited to entering any business field, and restrictions on incorporation are not so tight. On the contrary, a foreign-owned company (PT PMA) is open to international investors, but the maximal percentage of foreign shares differs in various business sectors. Contact InCorp to get the most updated information on the Negative Investment List. International investors tend to open representative offices as a first step to understanding the Indonesian market before setting up a limited liability company. This type is used for marketing and promotion activities and needs the right to sell directly and receive income.

There are three things business owners need to consider before setting up a business in Indonesia: the type of business entity, capital requirements, and regulations.

Indonesian regulations separate local companies from foreign companies. Generally, foreign-owned companies (PT PMA) have more limitations than their local counterparts (Local PT). However, to pursue more foreign direct investment in the country, the government has taken several bold initiatives to increase the ease of doing business and provide numerous attractive incentives for foreign investors.

Yes, this mainly applies to import and export businesses. Instead of establishing a company, you can use an under-name import service, an importer of record.

It should take between 30 to 45 days.