Guide for Setting up Business

When a foreign investor or business wants to register a company in Indonesia, we advises business owners on the 3 types of legal entities in Indonesia: Local Company, Foreign Direct Investment Company and Representative/Branch Office.

Local Company (PT) Setup

A Local Company is structured as an entity that is 100% owned by a local. It requires a smaller capital and has lesser limitations and requirements to fulfill. Foreigners who wish to open a Local Company can start one through a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) arrangement.

Learn how to Start a Local PT.

Foreign Owned Company (PT PMA) Setup

A foreign-owned limited liability company is a legal entity that can be fully owned by foreign companies or investors. However, the maximum foreign ownership is determined by the business sector and business activities. The restrictions are listed in Indonesia’s Positive Investment List.

Learn how to Start a PT PMA.

Representative Office (Branch Office) Setup

A Representative Office is also commonly referred to as a branch office, foreign companies or investors can fully own a Representative Office. This setup works best for non-sales-related business activities (e.g.: setting up call centers, design houses, market research). It is also an interim solution for preparing the establishment of PT PMA.

Learn how to Start a Representative Office.

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Company Registration Indonesia – Frequently Asked Questions

Of course. To do so, you need to engage with a Special Purpose Vehicle service provider.

Yes, this particularly applies to import and export businesses. Instead of establishing a company, you can use an undername import service, also known as an importer of record.

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

Yes. A joint venture company can be in the form of PT PMA (foreign company) or PT (local company). Requirements for each establishment are different.

Business Registration Number is proof that a company, regardless of type, is legally registered in Indonesia. A company that does not have a Business Registration Number may have to face dissolution.

Yes. You can do it with the assistance of a professional consultant who usually has in-depth knowledge of the company registration process in Indonesia.

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.