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We do not act as an authorized government or non-government provider for official documents and services, which is issued by the Government of the Republic of Indonesia or its appointed officials.

We do not promote any official government document or services of the Government of the Republic of Indonesia, including but not limited to, business identifiers, health and welfare assistance programs and benefits, unclaimed tax rebate, electronic travel visa and authorization, passports in this website.

Frequent Asked Questions

To provide you with accurate pricing information for our company registration services, we consider the complexities of your inquiries and the dynamic nature of regulations in Indonesia. As a result, the pricing for the service may vary accordingly. For detailed information, don't hesitate to contact our consultants.

It all depends on your business's purpose and nature. Our consultants will help you to clear out the matters.

Foreigner have to establish a foreign-owned company (PT PMA) in Indonesia. For detail procedure, let’s talk to our consultants.

It depends on the company type and area in which you want to open your company. But, the cost starts from USD 1,500 for a local company (PT) in Jakarta area.

Yes

Company Incorporation in Indonesia: Your Complete Guide

  • InCorp Editorial Team
  • 5 September 2023
  • 6 minute reading time
company registration indonesia pma

PT PMA

If you are a foreign investor that wants full control of your business, then establishing a PT PMA is the best option you can opt for. PT PMA is the only legal entity in Indonesia that allows up to 100% foreign ownership. However, each sector has regulations on their permitted business activities as well as the maximum amount of shares foreigners can own determined by the Positive Investment List.

General Representative Office (KPPA)

A representative office (RO) is suitable for foreign investors and business owners that are at the early stage of expanding into Indonesia. RO’s allow foreign businesses to test the Indonesian market before establishing any commercial operations. RO’s also work best for non-sales activities, such as customer service support, approaching potential clients, as well as conducting marketing and brand awareness initiatives.

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Representative Office for Business Trading (KP3A)

KP3A is a representative office that is established specifically for business trading. Both general and trading RO’s are prohibited from conducting business activities that generate financial income. However, a trading RO may be established in any part of Indonesia, whereas a general RO is not able to do so.

Representative Office for Construction Company (BUJKA)

Similar to KP3A, a BUJKA is a representative office specifically established for foreign construction companies. A BUJKA may engage in large-scale construction projects, but only under a joint operation with a local company known as Local PT. Despite its limitations, a BUJKA is still a good start for foreign construction companies to set their footprint in Indonesia, as they are allowed to collaborate on building projects without obtaining a construction license (SIUJK).

The Process of Setting Up A Company in Indonesia

Internal Process

Consultation

Talk to our experts about your expansion objectives in Indonesia.

Collecting Required Documents

Provide us with all the documents required for company establishment.

Document Review

We ensure your submitted documents are aligned with the latest regulations.

Drafting

We will draft your application letter addressed to related government bodies.

Documents Submission

We file all your documents to the related government bodies on your behalf.

External Process

Registration of Indonesian Tax ID (NPWP)

An NPWP is required to secure other business licenses, open a bank account, and fulfilling tax obligations.

Obtain Indonesian Business Identification Number (NIB)

A NIB is required for a company to conduct immediate business operations.

Deed of Incorporation (For PT PMA)

A Notary should draft and legalized your Deed of Incorporation.

Approval of Legal Entity (For PT PMA)

After submission of Deed of Incorporation by the notary, the Ministry of Law and Human Rights will give approval.

Securing Other Licenses (For PT PMA)

Some sectors and business activities require more specific business licenses and permits. This process can from 7 to 20 days, depending on your business sector.

*The estimated time after all the required documents are deemed eligible for submission to the related government’s bodies.

Comparisons of Company Establishment Options for Foreign Investors in Indonesia

  • PT PMA

  • Nature
    • Allows profit-generating business activities
    • Allows up to 100% foreign ownership
    • Ideal for business sectors that are open for foreign investment
    Structure
    • Minimum two shareholders (corporate/individual)
    • Minimum one local director
    • Must have at least one commissioner (can be a foreigner with a valid work permit)
    Capitalisation
    • Minimum IDR 10 billion of investment
    • At least IDR 10 billion should be provided as a paid-up capital
    Benefits
    • Full control of business
    • Eligible to sponsor work and stay permit for foreign employee
  • KPPA

  • Nature
    • Not allowed to generate financial income
    • Allows up to 100% foreign ownership
    • Ideal for testing the waters before setting up a fully-fledged company
    • Works best for non-sales activities
    Structure
    • No shareholder or director required
    • One chief executive is sufficient
    Capitalisation
    • No capital is required
    Benefits
    • Low incorporation cost
    • Eligible to sponsor work and stay permit for foreign employees
  • KP3A

  • Nature
    • Not allowed to perform any sales and purchase activities
    • Allows up to 100% foreign ownership
    • Ideal for liaising, promotional, and market survey activities
    Structure
    • No shareholder or director required
    • One chief executive is sufficient
    Capitalisation
    • No capital is required
    Benefits
    • Low incorporation cost
    • Eligible to sponsor work and stay permit for foreign employee
    • Can open a branch office in any part of Indonesia
  • BUJKA

  • Nature
    • Permitted to engage in large-scale construction projects within a joint operation with a Local PT
    • Best suited for the larger global construction companies
    Structure
    • No local shareholders are required
    Capitalisation
    • No capital is required
    Benefits
    • Low incorporation cost
    • Allowed to work on a construction project in a joint operation with a Local PT without acquiring a construction license (SIUJK)
    • Eligible to sponsor work and stay permit for foreign employee
Nature
  • Allows profit-generating business activities
  • Allows up to 100% foreign ownership
  • Ideal for business sectors that are open for foreign investment
Structure
  • Minimum two shareholders (corporate/individual)
  • Minimum one local director
  • Must have at least one commissioner (can be a foreigner with a valid work permit)
Capitalisation
  • Minimum IDR 10 billion of investment
  • At least IDR 10 billion should be provided as a paid-up capital
Benefits
  • Full control of business
  • Eligible to sponsor work and stay permit for foreign employee
Nature
  • Not allowed to generate financial income
  • Allows up to 100% foreign ownership
  • Ideal for testing the waters before setting up a fully-fledged company
  • Works best for non-sales activities
Structure
  • No shareholder or director required
  • One chief executive is sufficient
Capitalisation
  • No capital is required
Benefits
  • Low incorporation cost
  • Eligible to sponsor work and stay permit for foreign employees
Nature
  • Not allowed to perform any sales and purchase activities
  • Allows up to 100% foreign ownership
  • Ideal for liaising, promotional, and market survey activities
Structure
  • No shareholder or director required
  • One chief executive is sufficient
Capitalisation
  • No capital is required
Benefits
  • Low incorporation cost
  • Eligible to sponsor work and stay permit for foreign employee
  • Can open a branch office in any part of Indonesia
Nature
  • Permitted to engage in large-scale construction projects within a joint operation with a Local PT
  • Best suited for the larger global construction companies
Structure
  • No local shareholders are required
Capitalisation
  • No capital is required
Benefits
  • Low incorporation cost
  • Allowed to work on a construction project in a joint operation with a Local PT without acquiring a construction license (SIUJK)
  • Eligible to sponsor work and stay permit for foreign employee

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Disclaimer: The information is provided by PT. Cekindo Business International (“InCorp Indonesia/ we”) for general purpose only and we make no representations or warranties of any kind.

We do not act as an authorized government or non-government provider for official documents and services, which is issued by the Government of the Republic of Indonesia or its appointed officials.

We do not promote any official government document or services of the Government of the Republic of Indonesia, including but not limited to, business identifiers, health and welfare assistance programs and benefits, unclaimed tax rebate, electronic travel visa and authorization, passports in this website.

Frequent Asked Questions

To provide you with accurate pricing information for our company registration services, we consider the complexities of your inquiries and the dynamic nature of regulations in Indonesia. As a result, the pricing for the service may vary accordingly. For detailed information, don't hesitate to contact our consultants.

It all depends on your business's purpose and nature. Our consultants will help you to clear out the matters.

Foreigner have to establish a foreign-owned company (PT PMA) in Indonesia. For detail procedure, let’s talk to our consultants.

It depends on the company type and area in which you want to open your company. But, the cost starts from USD 1,500 for a local company (PT) in Jakarta area.

Yes

Can you provide pricing examples for company registration services?

  • InCorp Editorial Team
  • 15 August 2023
  • 1 minute reading time

To provide you with accurate pricing information for our company registration services, we consider the complexities of your inquiries and the dynamic nature of regulations in Indonesia. As a result, the pricing for the service may vary accordingly. For detailed information, don’t hesitate to contact our consultants.

Are you ready to make your
mark in Indonesia?

Get in touch with us.

Lead Form

Disclaimer: The information is provided by PT. Cekindo Business International (“InCorp Indonesia/ we”) for general purpose only and we make no representations or warranties of any kind.

We do not act as an authorized government or non-government provider for official documents and services, which is issued by the Government of the Republic of Indonesia or its appointed officials.

We do not promote any official government document or services of the Government of the Republic of Indonesia, including but not limited to, business identifiers, health and welfare assistance programs and benefits, unclaimed tax rebate, electronic travel visa and authorization, passports in this website.

Are you ready to make your
mark in Indonesia?

Get in touch with us.

Lead Form

Disclaimer: The information is provided by PT. Cekindo Business International (“InCorp Indonesia/ we”) for general purpose only and we make no representations or warranties of any kind.

We do not act as an authorized government or non-government provider for official documents and services, which is issued by the Government of the Republic of Indonesia or its appointed officials.

We do not promote any official government document or services of the Government of the Republic of Indonesia, including but not limited to, business identifiers, health and welfare assistance programs and benefits, unclaimed tax rebate, electronic travel visa and authorization, passports in this website.

Are you ready to make your
mark in Indonesia?

Get in touch with us.

Lead Form

Disclaimer: The information is provided by PT. Cekindo Business International (“InCorp Indonesia/ we”) for general purpose only and we make no representations or warranties of any kind.

We do not act as an authorized government or non-government provider for official documents and services, which is issued by the Government of the Republic of Indonesia or its appointed officials.

We do not promote any official government document or services of the Government of the Republic of Indonesia, including but not limited to, business identifiers, health and welfare assistance programs and benefits, unclaimed tax rebate, electronic travel visa and authorization, passports in this website.

What is the cost for opening a company in Indonesia?

  • InCorp Editorial Team
  • 15 August 2023
  • 1 minute reading time

It depends on the company type and area in which you want to open your company. But, the cost starts from USD 1,500 for a local company (PT) in Jakarta area.

Are you ready to make your
mark in Indonesia?

Get in touch with us.

Lead Form

Disclaimer: The information is provided by PT. Cekindo Business International (“InCorp Indonesia/ we”) for general purpose only and we make no representations or warranties of any kind.

We do not act as an authorized government or non-government provider for official documents and services, which is issued by the Government of the Republic of Indonesia or its appointed officials.

We do not promote any official government document or services of the Government of the Republic of Indonesia, including but not limited to, business identifiers, health and welfare assistance programs and benefits, unclaimed tax rebate, electronic travel visa and authorization, passports in this website.

Are you ready to make your
mark in Indonesia?

Get in touch with us.

Lead Form

Disclaimer: The information is provided by PT. Cekindo Business International (“InCorp Indonesia/ we”) for general purpose only and we make no representations or warranties of any kind.

We do not act as an authorized government or non-government provider for official documents and services, which is issued by the Government of the Republic of Indonesia or its appointed officials.

We do not promote any official government document or services of the Government of the Republic of Indonesia, including but not limited to, business identifiers, health and welfare assistance programs and benefits, unclaimed tax rebate, electronic travel visa and authorization, passports in this website.

How long does it take to register a company in Indonesia?

  • InCorp Editorial Team
  • 15 August 2023
  • 1 minute reading time

It should take between 1 to 1.5 months. For speedy incorporation, you can choose a shelf company (ready-made company) instead.

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Disclaimer: The information is provided by PT. Cekindo Business International (“InCorp Indonesia/ we”) for general purpose only and we make no representations or warranties of any kind.

We do not act as an authorized government or non-government provider for official documents and services, which is issued by the Government of the Republic of Indonesia or its appointed officials.

We do not promote any official government document or services of the Government of the Republic of Indonesia, including but not limited to, business identifiers, health and welfare assistance programs and benefits, unclaimed tax rebate, electronic travel visa and authorization, passports in this website.

Are you ready to make your
mark in Indonesia?

Get in touch with us.

Lead Form

Disclaimer: The information is provided by PT. Cekindo Business International (“InCorp Indonesia/ we”) for general purpose only and we make no representations or warranties of any kind.

We do not act as an authorized government or non-government provider for official documents and services, which is issued by the Government of the Republic of Indonesia or its appointed officials.

We do not promote any official government document or services of the Government of the Republic of Indonesia, including but not limited to, business identifiers, health and welfare assistance programs and benefits, unclaimed tax rebate, electronic travel visa and authorization, passports in this website.

Are you ready to make your
mark in Indonesia?

Get in touch with us.

Lead Form

Disclaimer: The information is provided by PT. Cekindo Business International (“InCorp Indonesia/ we”) for general purpose only and we make no representations or warranties of any kind.

We do not act as an authorized government or non-government provider for official documents and services, which is issued by the Government of the Republic of Indonesia or its appointed officials.

We do not promote any official government document or services of the Government of the Republic of Indonesia, including but not limited to, business identifiers, health and welfare assistance programs and benefits, unclaimed tax rebate, electronic travel visa and authorization, passports in this website.

Get in touch with us.

Lead Form

Disclaimer: The information is provided by PT. Cekindo Business International (“InCorp Indonesia/ we”) for general purpose only and we make no representations or warranties of any kind.

We do not act as an authorized government or non-government provider for official documents and services, which is issued by the Government of the Republic of Indonesia or its appointed officials.

We do not promote any official government document or services of the Government of the Republic of Indonesia, including but not limited to, business identifiers, health and welfare assistance programs and benefits, unclaimed tax rebate, electronic travel visa and authorization, passports in this website.

Frequent Asked Questions

No, but cosmetic products without halal certificates are required to include the non-halal information on the packaging.

The cosmetic producer should prepare several documents from the country of origin on the top of product information, such as Certificate of Free Sale (CFS), Certificate of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), and Letter of Appointment (LoA).

It will be valid up to 3 years, depending on the depend on the Letter of Authorization from the Principle (product owner)

Yes, license holder and distributor of medical devices must have Medical Device Distribution License (Izin Penyalur Alat Kesehatan/IPAK).

There will be specific documents from Manufacturing/Factory, Indonesian Legal Entity, and Product documents. Contact InCorp Indonesia for more details.

Company Establishment in Indonesia

  • InCorp Editorial Team
  • 21 March 2024
  • 4 minute reading time
PT PMA (Foreign-owned Company)

The PT PMA is an optimal choice for foreign investors seeking full control in Indonesia with up to 100% foreign ownership or looking for company registration in Indonesia, subject to sector-specific regulations.

Representative Office for Business Trading (KP3A)

KP3A is specialized office for business trading, but restricted from generating financial income. Investors can build and operate this business structure anywhere all across Indonesia.

General Representative Office (KPPA)

KPPA is ideal for foreign investors testing the Indonesian market and engaging in non-sales activities like customer service, marketing, and client outreach.

Representative Office for Construction Company (BUJKA)

Establishment of BUJKA is intended for foreign construction companies. This business structure enables collaboration on large-scale projects through joint operations with a local company (Local PT), without the need for a construction license (SIUJK).

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Internal Process

Consultation

Talk to our experts about your expansion objectives and how to do company registration Indonesia.

Collecting Required Documents

Provide us with all the documents required for company establishment in the company registration Indonesia process.

Document Review

We ensure your submitted documents are aligned with the latest company registration Indonesia regulations.

Drafting

We will draft your application letter addressed to related government bodies for the company registration Indonesia process.

Documents Submission

We file all your documents to the related government bodies on your behalf for your company registration Indonesia.

External Process

Registration of Indonesian Tax ID (NPWP)

An NPWP is required to secure other business licenses, open a bank account, and fulfilling tax obligations.

Obtain Indonesian Business Identification Number (NIB)

A NIB is required for a company registration Indonesia to conduct immediate business operations.

Deed of Incorporation (For PT PMA)

A Notary should draft and legalized your Deed of Incorporation.

Approval of Legal Entity (For PT PMA)

After submission of Deed of Incorporation by the notary, the Ministry of Law and Human Rights will give approval.

Securing Other Licenses (For PT PMA)

*The estimated time after all the required documents are deemed eligible for submission to the related government’s bodies.

Comparisons of Company Establishment Options for Foreign Investors in Indonesia

Nature
  • Allows profit-generating business activities
  • Allows up to 100% foreign ownership
  • Ideal for business sectors that are open for foreign investment
Structure
  • Minimum two shareholders (corporate/individual)
  • Minimum one local director
  • Must have at least one commissioner (can be a foreigner with a valid work permit)
Capitalisation
  • Minimum IDR 10 billion of investment
  • At least IDR 10 billion should be provided as a paid-up capital
Benefits
  • Full control of business
  • Eligible to sponsor work and stay permit for foreign employee
Nature
  • Not allowed to generate financial income
  • Allows up to 100% foreign ownership
  • Ideal for testing the waters before setting up a fully-fledged company
  • Works best for non-sales activities
Structure
  • No shareholder or director required
  • One chief executive is sufficient
Capitalisation
  • No capital is required
Benefits
  • Low incorporation cost
  • Eligible to sponsor work and stay permit for foreign employees
Nature
  • Not allowed to perform any sales and purchase activities
  • Allows up to 100% foreign ownership
  • Ideal for liaising, promotional, and market survey activities
Structure
  • No shareholder or director required
  • One chief executive is sufficient
Capitalisation
  • No capital is required
Benefits
  • Low incorporation cost
  • Eligible to sponsor work and stay permit for foreign employees
  • Can open a branch office in any part of Indonesia
Nature
  • Permitted to engage in large-scale construction projects within a joint operation with a Local PT
  • Best suited for the larger global construction companies
Structure
  • No local shareholders are required
Capitalisation
  • No capital is required
Benefits
  • Low incorporation cost
  • Allowed to work on a construction project in a joint operation with a Local PT without acquiring a construction license (SIUJK)
  • Eligible to sponsor work and stay permit for foreign employee

Get in touch with us.

Lead Form

Disclaimer: The information is provided by PT. Cekindo Business International (“InCorp Indonesia/ we”) for general purpose only and we make no representations or warranties of any kind.

We do not act as an authorized government or non-government provider for official documents and services, which is issued by the Government of the Republic of Indonesia or its appointed officials.

We do not promote any official government document or services of the Government of the Republic of Indonesia, including but not limited to, business identifiers, health and welfare assistance programs and benefits, unclaimed tax rebate, electronic travel visa and authorization, passports in this website.