Business Setup in Indonesia
There are several ways to break into the Indonesian market, but findin...
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.
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.
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.
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).
Talk to our experts about your expansion objectives in Indonesia.
Provide us with all the documents required for company establishment.
We ensure your submitted documents are aligned with the latest regulations.
We will draft your application letter addressed to related government bodies.
We file all your documents to the related government bodies on your behalf.
An NPWP is required to secure other business licenses, open a bank account, and fulfilling tax obligations.
A NIB is required for a company to conduct immediate business operations.
A Notary should draft and legalized your Deed of Incorporation.
After submission of Deed of Incorporation by the notary, the Ministry of Law and Human Rights will give approval.
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.