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How to Obtain a Company Registration Number in Indonesia

A company registration number is a unique number assigned to every business that is legally incorporated in Indonesia. You will also need to use your company registration number in Indonesia to register for your corporate tax number, get in touch with the Companies House, file and submit your tax returns, as well as changing your company details.

Whether you are a local company PT or a foreign company PT PMA, not having a company registration number can lead to the dissolution of your business if the government finds out through inspections or reports from the community.

Furthermore, having a company registration number means that your business is recognised and protected under Indonesian law.

You can use this Cekindo’s guide as your blueprint to obtain a company registration number in Indonesia.

Benefits of Having a Company Registration Number in Indonesia

Having a company registration number in Indonesia is a law your business has to comply with if you want to run your company legally. In addition to that, there are many benefits that you can reap out of your company registration number:

  • Business visa sponsorship for your customers and clients
  • Visa and permit application for foreign staff that your company employs
  • Participation in business tenders in Indonesia

Steps of Getting a Company Registration Number in Indonesia

Once you have a business idea and have decided to start your business in Indonesia, you need to go through a series of legal procedures to get your company registration number.

1. Obtain a Deed of Establishment

There are three major items you need to check off your list for this step. First of all, you need to think of a name for your company.

This company name must be at least 3-word long and all words must be different. It is legal to have other legal names for your brands and products.

Moving on, you should proceed with drafting the Articles of Association with a registered notary after picking your company name.

Last but not least, the submission of the deed of establishment is compulsory. All shareholders of your company, including yourself, must sign the deed of establishment with the presence of a notary.

2. Register for a Business Tax Number

Applying for a business tax number in Indonesia is also a mandatory step after you have obtained the deed of establishment. Your business tax number and domicile letter will then be sent to your business address.

However, under the new law that has been effective since May 2019, new companies in Jakarta do not need a domicile letter.

3. Acquire a Company Registration Number in Indonesia

After you have completed the first two steps, you finally come to the part where you should go ahead and apply for a company registration number in Indonesia.

The newly implemented Online Single Submission (OSS) system enables you to obtain your company registration number and other required permits and licenses more efficiently.

Permits, licenses, and important documents you can obtain through OSS are the import license, business registry number, customs identification number, and registration of Health and Social Security System.

After Getting a Company Registration Number

After you have acquired your company registration number and established your business, you can now legally operate your business and carry out the following business activities:

  • Purchase or rent property and assets under your company. Do refer to the Negative Investment List for restrictions
  • Open a corporate bank account in Indonesia
  • Prepare for your business operations including recruitment and hiring, office setup and renovations, and others depending on your business activities
  • Apply for stay and work permits for foreign staff

How Cekindo can Assist

Cekindo makes it easy for foreign individuals and companies to establish their businesses and acquire their company registration number in Indonesia.

With our complete company registration services, you can have your company incorporated quicker through our one-stop solution.

Once your company is formed, we can also help you with customisable legal and business solutions that are built around your unique business goals and requirements.

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