How to Obtain a Company Registration Number in Indonesia

How to Obtain a Company Registration Number in Indonesia

  • InCorp Editorial Team
  • 8 January 2024
  • 5 minute reading time

Indonesia company registration number is a unique number assigned to every business that is legally incorporated in the country.

You will also need to use your Indonesia company registration number 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 InCorp’s guide as your blueprint to obtain a company registration number in Indonesia.

Benefits of Having a Company Registration Number in Indonesia

Company Registration Number (CRN) holds several significant benefits for a company. Here’s a brief and easily understandable explanation:

Legal Legitimacy

Company registration number provides legal legitimacy to the company, indicating that the company is registered and recognized by relevant institutions such as BPJS Ketenagakerjaan.

Access to BPJS Employment Programs

With registration number, the company can access BPJS Ketenagakerjaan programs, offering protection for employees in terms of health insurance, accidents, and old-age benefits.

Contributions Certainty

Company registration number allows the company to regularly contribute to BPJS Ketenagakerjaan, creating certainty in fulfilling the company’s responsibilities towards employee welfare.

Employee Facilities

The company can easily manage various employee facilities, such as claim submissions and employee data updates, through the official BPJS portal.

Employee Trust

Employees feel more confident and secure working for a company with registration number, creating a stable and positive work environment.

Administrative Simplification

It helps simplify the administration process related to employment. The company can more efficiently manage documents and information related to employees.

Regulatory Compliance

Companies with registration number demonstrate compliance with employment regulations, avoiding legal issues and sanctions. By having CRN, a company not only fulfills its legal obligations but also positively impacts employee welfare and overall company operations.

Steps of Getting an Indonesia Company Registration Number

After understanding the meaning and benefits of registration number for the company, the next step is to know how to obtain it.

To acquire company registration number, you can register online. Here are the steps to easily obtain it:

Access the Business Registration Portal

The first step is to access the E-JAKON BPJS Ketenagakerjaan portal at

This site is the official portal for registering employees with BPJS Ketenagakerjaan and can be accessed by anyone.

Click on the Register New Business Menu

The second step is to choose the “Register Badan Usaha Baru” or “New Company Registration” menu. You can easily find it as the option is a bold, blue button.

Understand the Terms and Conditions

After that, the page will display the terms and conditions of registration. Read carefully to avoid misunderstandings in the future.

If you have read and understood all the terms and conditions, check the box below labeled “I Agree” to proceed to the next step. Make sure you understand them well.

Complete the Registration Form

The next step in the registration process is to fill out the form containing data about your company’s legal entity.

Some information you need to provide includes the company’s address, the identity of the responsible party, the number of employees, NPWP (tax identification number), and business license number.

Prepare the company’s document data to expedite the data entry process. Pay attention to the completeness of the data, ensuring accuracy. Then, provide an email to receive the registration number activation link.

Enter the Captcha Code

After double-checking and ensuring that all information is filled in correctly, proceed to the next step by entering the captcha code that appears on the screen.

Enter the code displayed. Once done, click “Submit” to move on to the next step.

Wait for Notification via Email

Once you have submitted, you have successfully sent the registration. Now, wait for the activation email. It usually doesn’t take long to receive this activation email.

Upon receiving the notification from the BPJS system, which includes the activation link, you have successfully obtained CRN and will receive several attached documents related to the registration.

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 Positive 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

Let InCorp Make It Easier for You

InCorp makes it easy for foreign individuals and companies to establish their businesses and acquire their company registration numbers in Indonesia with a business license.

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 customizable legal and business solutions that are built around your unique business goals and requirements.

For more information or an appointment, speak to our experts. Fill in the 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.