Cekindo Business International is now InCorp Indonesia. Learn more.
InCorp offers a comprehensive range of solutions to ease the company registration process and help you create a viable roadmap for your business.
Get assistance from experts with a decade of experience in assisting international business owners expanding into Indonesia.
Avoid any bureaucratic complexity when closing your company by engaging with our experienced legal advisors.
What type of legal entities should you choose to register a company in Indonesia? We can assist you in choosing which is the best one to grow your business.
To help businesses survive during this unfortunate time, InCorp provides corporate recovery in Indonesia and insolvency services.
Granting an environmental permit in Indonesia needs an Environmental Impact Analysis (AMDAL) in advance.
Obtaining property & land ownership in Indonesia offers some challenges for foreigners. However, buying property in Indonesia is attainable with specific resources and documents.
Recent regulatory changes have a knock-on effect on Indonesia's Merger & Acquisition landscape. Check on how we can navigate you through your M&A in Indonesia.
InCorp provides Virtual Office services Indonesia in various locations: Jakarta, Bali, Semarang, Surabaya, and Batam.
Business process outsourcing in Indonesia is a viable option to streamline bureaucratic complexities that hurdle your business expansion objectives.
InCorp offers a complete range of accounting service Indonesia, from tax reporting to auditing.
With professional financial audit services from InCorp, you can ensure all accounting activities are accurately recorded and compliant with Indonesian regulations.
Using an Employer of Record service to set your roots in Indonesia opens the doors to new opportunities in the country.
Financial and Operational Resilience services from InCorp are developed to support businesses and help them survive during this difficult time.
Payroll services in Indonesia are a practical solution to avoid unnecessary complexities while you focus on growing your business.
Using a recruitment agency in Indonesia will help you hire the best candidates for your company, saving you time and money.
Tax consulting in Indonesia are the shortcuts to fulfill the administrative obligations with high accuracy and in a timely manner.
The Indonesian government promotes tax holidays as one of the fiscal incentives to attract major foreign direct investment in Indonesia.
Operating businesses in Indonesia, entrepreneurs must comply with the regulations accordingly, especially concerning taxes.
Immigration in Indonesia is one of the strictest and most complex processes due to its ever-changing regulations. InCorp provides a seamless experience in obtaining your stay and work permits.
Avoid any hassles by engaging with an experienced visa agent in Indonesia.
A dependent visa Indonesia is a document that allows foreigners to bring their family while settling down in the country.
Investor KITAS Indonesia is a stay permit that offers many benefits to investors that invest in the country.
Overseas Visas are required for Indonesians who are planning to stay abroad for an extended period of time.
KITAP is a permanent stay visa for foreigners who have intentions to stay in Indonesia.
Foreign retirees often find their plans stuck due to the complex visa application process. InCorp helps expedite the process.
Obtaining a social visa is daunting if you are not familiar with the country’s complex bureaucratic processes. Consult with us for a seamless Indonesian visa application experience.
Foreigners married to an Indonesian citizen are eligible for a spouse-sponsored KITAS.
Learn how to obtain an Indonesian tourist visa seamlessly and securely, directly from a trusted visa and travel agent.
Get assistance from a trusted visa agent in Indonesia to make your traveling plan to Indonesia even more convenient.
Expedite your Indonesian work permit application process by engaging with a trusted visa agent.
All imported goods must obtain permission granted by specific governing bodies prior to entering the local market.
Learn more about the cosmetic product registration services in Indonesia.
Learn more about exporting goods to Indonesia.
Learn more about the food & beverage product registration services in Indonesia
Learn how to go through halal certification in Indonesia directly from experts successfully.
Learn more about the health supplement product registration services in Indonesia.
Learn more about the household product registration services in Indonesia.
Learn more about importing goods from Indonesia
An Importer of Record in Indonesia is a legal service that enables companies to import products into Indonesia, through an import partner.
Learn more about the medical device registration services in Indonesia.
Register a trademark is necessary to avoid legal issues in the future. InCorp can help you with Trademark Registration services in Indonesia.
Compliance is one of the most challenging parts of business overseas, especially in a country packed with complex bureaucratic processes such as Indonesia.
Updating business documents to align with your company’s growth can be a hassle.
Due Diligence services are needed to assess the credibility of the company or partner you wish to work with or acquire in Indonesia
From Company Regulations to Employment Agreement Drafting, Employment law services from InCorp will help you to compliance with employment policy in Indonesia.
InCorp’s legal consultation services in Indonesia are crafted to help your business settle and fully comply with the latest regulations.
Organizations must continuously evolve and transform to remain competitive and relevant in today’s global environment ...
Companies face many opportunities and challenges as a result of a changing market and regulatory landscape ...
Adopting Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) practices can improve your company’s value ...
Risk Management services from InCorp Indonesia can assist companies in building confidence when making future business decisions ...
Transfer Pricing in Indonesia occurs when a company performs an internal transaction within the same business group or its subsidiaries
InCorp's transfer pricing advisory services in Indonesia are marked by the objective to support our clients' business needs.
Our transfer pricing services provide you with a hassle-free experience while still complying with the legal aspects of transfer pricing in Indonesia.
As the market-entry consulting firm in Indonesia, InCorp provides a wide range of customized solutions to ease the business incorporation process.
Both natural and legal persons are entitled to open a bank account in Indonesia. Find out how to open a bank account in Indonesia, here.
InCorp can help you find a trusted Buying Agent Indonesia for product sourcing in Indonesia. Contact us now for a free consultation.
InCorp can help foreigners to get the driving license in Indonesia, whether SIM A or SIM C. Check out the requirements and the procedure, here.
IMEI Registration in Indonesia is necessary to ensure telecommunication devices from abroad can function properly in Indonesia.
With offices in Jakarta, Bali, Semarang, SUrabaya, and Batam, InCorp is ready to assist you as a local partner and distributor in Indonesia.
InCorp can help you to select the trusted local partners to import and distribute your products in Indonesia.
Improve your business by knowing the market conditions in Indonesia through market research services in Indonesia.
InCorp can help you gain information about your competitor's product through mystery shopping.
Nowadays, Indonesia has become well known as one of the largest economy and emerging markets in the world. It has also transformed into a destination with increasingly attractive options for locals to work in a different city, and for foreigners to work in a different country.
As a company that expands and requires more talents and labours, an employer has two options when it comes to staffing their operations in Indonesia:
With that being said, hiring in Indonesia must adapt to the country’s human resource regulations and labour laws. Noticeably, employers will have to face legal repercussions if they violate these laws.
As an employer in Indonesia, here in this article is what you need to know about the hiring of foreign workers or locals in Indonesia.
When companies expand into the international scene, one of the critical components of success is the employee’s knowledge. Therefore, by hiring foreign workers, a company will be able to gain more know-how that is currently lacking. This foreign hire will usually carry a deep understanding of particular skills, products, systems, and policies.
Just like every other country in the world, foreign employees must comply with the latest immigration laws in Indonesia.
As of September 2018, these laws include the Presidential Regulation Number 20 Year 2018 concerning Foreign Worker (TKA) that took effect on June 29, 2018 (PP20), and the Regulation of Ministry of Manpower Number 10 Year 2018 concerning Procedure on Usage of Foreign Worker that took effect on July 11, 2018 (RM10). Both of these regulations are complex, and there might be some changes from time to time.
You are advised to get in touch with Cekindo’s consultants to know more details.
The regulations from the Ministry of Manpower in Indonesia states that only the following organisations or institution can employ foreign workers:
Employers are required to proceed with the following steps in order to employ foreign workers:
According to The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) Regulation No. 8/2021 concerning The Employment of Foreign Workers, the RPTKA approval is no longer required for foreign directors and commissioners with a certain ownership of shares in the company.
The RPTKA Approval is also exempted for foreigners who are engaged in diplomatic and consular activities, hired by a local employer for emergency activities, as well as vocational activities for Indonesian tech-based startups.
However, it is also worth noting that this exemption for startups only lasts for three months, after which the company must apply for the RPTKA Approval.
Foreign workers are considered as individual taxpayers when they reside in Indonesia for more than 183 days within a consecutive 12 months. Hence, foreign taxpayers are required to register for NPWP (Taxpayer Identification Number) at the tax service office.
The progressive tax rates for a foreign resident individual taxpayer in Indonesia based on the yearly earnings:
The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) Regulation No. 8/2021 aims to simplify foreign worker’s permit as well as their work visa. The implementation of this new regulation ensures a more efficient and faster process for companies.
A foreign worker is eligible for a work visa from one month to 2 years, and this visa is extendable and must be sponsored by his/her employer based on the foreigner’s position and market sector.
However, according to the Minister of Manpower Decree No. 349/2019, foreigners are not eligible to work and obtain a work permit for the following positions:
The different work permits are urgent or emergency work permit (1-month validity), temporary work permit (2-6 months), and long term work permit (7 to 12 months).
Just like not registering as a taxpayer in Indonesia, foreigners not securing a work permit are said to break the Indonesian Law – and a subject to a considerable fine of IDR 500 million or/and 5 years of imprisonment.
Cekindo always encourages companies in Indonesia to consult an agency for the most updated immigration law.
Are you aware that Indonesia has opened more positions that can be taken up by foreign workers? Check out the latest update in September 2019 regarding New Positions for Foreign Workers in Indonesia
It is no secret that local talents are now increasing substantially due to Indonesia’s large population and exploding young demographics. There is potential to be explored in domestic workers, and thus raise a company’s profits with the right recruitment strategy.
To reap the benefits, it is crucial for companies to hire Indonesian nationals who are familiar with local customs, ways of doing businesses, conventions, as well as local cultures.
Besides, hiring local workers in Indonesia helps international companies to penetrate the Indonesian market more efficiently.
The process of hiring new local employees can be time-consuming and expensive – given that the local talent market is vast and companies are expected to receive a lot of applications just from the locals alone. And making a bad hiring decision will cost your company even more.
It is important for companies to do their due diligence towards hiring the right local talents. Here are some of the basis for a company’s due diligence:
These checks are significantly more important for professional positions in order to verify the factual information on the resume. Always keep a due diligence checklist to ensure successful hiring.
When there are so many applicants for several positions, the whole recruitment process can be time-consuming. When the person in charge of hiring is too pressed for time or lack of experience, the hiring decision can sometimes be taken lightly.
In a worse scenario, this could even mean neglecting an employee’s usual job that might be important to increase the company’s bottom line.
By outsourcing your recruitment process to a reliable consultant, a company can have its focus on the core business activities, improve the quality of hires, reduce costs, keep up with the recruitment needs and demands, and reduce turnover rate.
These benefits can be so significant in a country like Indonesia with immense local labour and talent pool, vast job and business opportunities.
For any information regarding recruitment, due diligence, tax or work permits in Indonesia, Cekindo is entirely at your service. Contact us now and get the latest information with a free quotation on your business. We will help you to decide whether hiring foreign workers or local talents will comply with your business strategies.
With 10 years of experience in business consultancy, Teddy Willy offers expertise in financial and production auditing, sales and marketing, channels and distribution, supply chain management, and human resources for every business sector in Indonesia.