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.
Doing business in Indonesia can be complicated for foreigners. Not only you have to deal with a different culture, but you also need to work with various institutions. To get you one step ahead, we are listing here some of the popular agencies. These are going to play big roles in the following processes:
1. Halal Product Assurance Organizing Agency (BPJPH)
This is an agency that provides halal certifications in the country. The MUI used to handle the job until the enactment of the Halal Product Law in 2014. BPJPH formally assumed the task in October 2017.
Why Should You Care?
Halal is both a big and sacred business in Indonesia. The country wants to establish itself as the ultimate halal hub in the world. Thus, all non-registered halal products in Indonesia will become non-halal in 2019.
2. BKPM (Badan Koordinasi Penanaman Modal)
BKPM is the Investment Coordinating Board of Indonesia. It is an institution responsible for anything related to the development, growth, and sustainability of foreign investments in the country. Moreover, it helps develop policies, standards, and processes that encourage a healthy investment environment for investors. It works with other institutions for marketing and creation of an investment map for the country.
While it wants foreigners to put their money in Indonesia, the agency has to make sure it is according to its investment map and that it is in accordance with the law. For this reason, BKPM is one of the first agencies you should reach out if you want to open a company here.
Speaking of opening a foreign company, Indonesia has only a few options for you. The most popular is called PT PMA. In hindsight, you need to form a corporation with certain locals who shall be part of the shareholders.
Based on Regulation No. 13/2017, the Principal License (known as Izin Prinsip) was replaced by the Investment Registration (Pendaftaran Investasi) at the beginning of the year 2018.
The regulation is a follow up of Presidential Regulation No. 91/2017 on the Acceleration the Implementation of Business Execution that aims at speeding up the bureaucratic process. The Investment Registration is valid for one year and it is renewable for five years.
3. Directorate General of Taxes (Direktorat Jenderal Pajak)
Some places have simpler taxes; others don’t. Indonesia belongs to the latter category. There are so many tax rates, conditions, and requirements for compliance. Either way, for all your concerns, you work with the Directorate General of Taxes.
The country can impose harsh penalties that include an imprisonment and/or a huge fine for any tax-related violation. These include failing to submit your returns promptly. Further, in Indonesia, it doesn’t matter whether you’re a foreign tax resident or non-resident: as long as you have business in the country, you will pay taxes.
The institution is also essential in your day-to-day labour concerns. You are responsible for withholding taxes of your employees. One of your registration requirements is a tax identification number.
Learn more about Accounting and Tax Reporting in Indonesia.
4. Directorate General of Immigration (Imigrasi)
All foreigners in Indonesia go through this government agency. It performs a variety of functions, such as the issuance of work permits, as well as business visas.
Only those who have work permits can work in the country, and only foreigners with KITAScan search for an employment. Being married to an Indonesian doesn’t mean you can get some employment. Moreover, Indonesia usually requires sponsorships for business or work visas. These can be individuals such as spouses, or companies, non-profits, and other types of organisation. It depends on the visa you wish to have.
Get to know more about Work Permit in Indonesia from A to Z.
5. National Agency of Drug and Food Control (BPOM)
Product registration is a must for quite a number of items. These include medical devices, food and beverages, beverages, and personal care. The ones who oversee their regulation, testing, and compliance is the National Agency of Drug and Food Control. This institution can implement justice, but it can work alongside with the police department.
If you’re distributing, importing, or selling any of these products in Indonesia, whether it is in Jakarta or Bali, your business license is not enough. You also need proof that they are duly registered in the country.
How to register your product in Indonesia? Read our In-Depth Look into Indonesia’s Product Registration and Regulation.
Catching up with all the regulations and dealing with multiple agencies can take a toll on any foreigners who are interested in doing business in Indonesia. The good news is you can simplify it.
Cekindo can help you process all your requirements and save you the hassle of dealing with these institutions. We have a dynamic team of business consultants, tax specialists, and lawyers, to name a few, who can help you.
Get in touch with us now at +62 21 3006 1585 (Jakarta office) and +62 361 209 0299 (Bali office), or simply fill in this form. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.