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Company & business registration in Indonesia.

Our company registration services make it easy for foreign entrepreneurs, funded startups and established businesses to start and manage their company in Indonesia and other offshore jurisdictions.

Company registration in Indonesia

Start your dream business in Indonesia with confidence.

Expert guidance

During the entire company registration process, we will be by your side to give advice and help go through any questions you have.

Fast processing

Get your business running in 3-4 weeks or less with the help of our time-saving services.

Transparent pricing

Know what you will be paying for with our transparent pricing – no need to worry about any hidden or extra charges.

Company registration options

Select the best structure for your business.

We can reliably help you navigate the process of registering a new company in Indonesia, whether you are expanding from overseas or are a local resident. You can choose from several structures. The most popular are:

Representative office (KPPA).

Ideal for foreign companies seeking to study the market in Indonesia for research and business development purposes.

  • Non-trading entity
  • No minimum share capital
  • 1 resident Chief Representative Officer
  • Limited business activities
  • Limited local compliance

3-4 weeks

Setup time

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Local company (PT).

Ideal for most local and foreign entities as it offers limited liability, is easiest to set up and supports work visas.

  • Trading entity
  • Variable minimum capital*
  • 1+ director, 2+ shareholders, 1+ commissioners (all local)
  • Unrestricted in activities
  • Subject to local compliance

3-4 weeks

Setup time

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Foreign company (PT PMA).

Ideal for foreign entities as it offers limited liability, can be fully foreign-owned and supports work visas.

  • Trading entity
  • 10 billion+ Rupiah in capital
  • 1+ director, 2+ shareholders, 1+ commissioners
  • Limited business activities**
  • Subject to local compliance

3-4 weeks

Setup time

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*In general, the required capital range from a minimum of IDR50,000,000 up to more than IDR10,000,000,000. The amount of the capital defines the size of the company, which further determines whether the company is eligible to sponsor a work permit for foreign employees.

**Any business activities which are not banned by Negative Investment List. Required to invest with minimum IDR 10 billion after obtaining the Capital Investment Registration or Business License, in the first 5 years. This amount is applied to one business line and will be multiplied in accordance with how many business lines needed.

Unsure about which structure is right for you?

Get clarification by scheduling a free 30-minute consultation on starting your company in Indonesia. Our team can advise you on anything from the optimal business structure, capital investment, full foreign ownership options to shareholder requirements and more.

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Foreign business ownership

Own and control 100% of your company as a foreigner.

Indonesia allows for a 100% foreign ownership in industries not protected by the Negative Investment List. The most common ways for foreigners entities and investors to set fully foreign-owned companies are through registering:

Company registration process

Simple steps to start your new business.

1. Select your structure and additional company services

Choose a suitable business structure and other company services that are required for the structure such as bookkeeping, business licenses or company secretary.

2. We reserve the company name

You will be asked to provide us with three company name options, in Indonesian, English or both. Three names are needed in case one is not available.

3. We collect, prepare & file the paperwork with OSS and other relevant authorities

We will prepare all the documents needed for the new entity and send the paperwork to the OSS for registration when you have signed the papers electronically.

4. The OSS confirms your new company

The processing time differs according to each business entity. The company registration documents and the Business Registration Certificate issued by the Ministry of Trade will be delivered to you once registration is complete.

5. Opening a corporate bank account

Acclime works together with several international and local banks which can prepare documents and arrange meetings for your convenience. We can also help you set up a bank account by yourself.

6. Securing your work visa

The next step before your foreign and local staff can start working in your new company is getting their work visas. For most nationalities, this process is quite straightforward.
Complete company services

Everything you need to start and manage your company in Indonesia.

Acclime provides a full range of company services that help set up and run your new business, including company formation, document filing with appropriate authorities, registering office facilities and statutory compliance. We also provide resident directors and shareholders when needed. Legal documents support every process to ensure that you preserve full ownership and control of your company.

Essential company services.

  • Company registration

    Registering your selected business structure with the local authorities.

  • Corporate compliance

    We manage all company materials and concerns, such as compliance advice, keeping statutory books and records and on-going filings.

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  • Resident services*

    Depending on what business structure you choose, there will be different stakeholder requirements, such as resident director and shareholders. If you cannot meet this requirement, we can act as a local resident director or shareholder.

  • Registered office*

    The company should have a registered office in Indonesia since the day of the new entity’s formation. Apart from suggesting a registered office, our additional service includes a mailing address with mail forwarding services.

*Government requirements

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Additional compliance services.

We also provide one-off and ongoing services to keep your business compliant with all the government requirements.

  • Business licenses

    We can help you obtain any licenses and permits that your business needs depending on the services and products you offer.

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  • Work & other visas

    Acclime helps business owners and employees renew and secure their work and other visas, such as dependant and investment visas.

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  • Accounting services

    Fulfil accounting requirements with the help of our monthly, quarterly, annually and ad-hoc accounting services.

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  • Tax services

    Reduce the amount of tax you pay and keep track of your tax.

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  • HR & payroll services

    We handle the administrative and compliance function of the employees in your Indonesian business.

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Common questions.

How much does it cost to set up a company in Indonesia?
A foreign investment limited liability company (PT PMA) requires a minimum investment of IDR 10 billion. Besides, foreigners would be required to inject a paid-up capital requirement of at least IDR 2.5 billion to form a foreign owned PMA company in Indonesia.  This applies to all business sectors and the amount of minimum investment excluding the value of the land and buildings owned by the company.
Which business structure is the best to start in Indonesia?

For locals: Local limited liability company (Local PT).

For foreigners: Foreign investment limited liability company (PT PMA).

Limited liability companies (PT) are the most common business structure in Indonesia because of the clarity of their status as legal entities and their flexibility. There is also clarity in terms of the division of tasks and authority among the organs of PT. In PT, shareholders also have limited liability to the amount of their investment, and therefore their personal assets are protected. Foreign investors usually choose PMA business structure because Indonesia allows a 100% foreign ownership in industries which are not protected by the Negative Investment List.

Can foreigners own a business in Indonesia?

Yes, foreigners can own a business in Indonesia by setting up a foreign investment limited liability company (PT PMA) which any quantity of shares owned by a foreign individual or business. It is a legal entity which foreign investors are permitted to conduct commercial activities in Indonesia. A PT PMA can be either 100% foreign-owned or partially foreign-owned. There are some sectors causing some industries to be partially open or closed to foreign investment.

The restrictions in terms of foreign investment is stated in the Negative Investment List (Daftar Negatif Investasi). If the sector is partially closed to foreign investment, the list will specify the maximum percentage of foreign ownership is allowed. This requires the foreigners to have an Indonesian citizen/entity as partner to engage in that sector.

Can foreigners open a bank account in Indonesia?

Foreigners can open a bank account in Indonesia as long as they have a Temporary Residence Permit Card (KITAS) and personal Indonesian Tax ID (NPWP). Most banks usually require an identity card as one of the supporting documents, and therefore foreigners are required to submit KITAS, a temporary residence permit card and NPWP.

Other than KITAS and NPWP, most banks usually require foreigners to also submit their passport, letter from employer or permanent residence license, and in some cases, foreigners may also need to submit an existing debit or credit card, residency contact, domicile letter, bank document from country of origin, and the spouse’s government-issued ID, depending on the internal policy of the bank.

For foreigners who have established a PMA in Indonesia, they can open a bank account by submitting the company’s legal documents.

Is Indonesia a good country for doing business?

Based on Capital Investment Coordinating Board, Indonesia is known as one of the countries with the strongest economy in Southeast Asia. The country even ranks in the 16th place for the largest economy in the world. In the past ten years, Indonesia has experienced a steady growth of 5.8% GDP.

Indonesia is expected to have the higher rate of consumers in 2030 due to fast growing of the middle class. Middle class in Indonesia could be the consumer class. Of course, it would be the valuable target for those who want to create the business since the consumer class is increased year by year.

Further, Indonesia’s business-friendly policies have made it easier for foreign companies to start their businesses in the country and will surely be better than what it used to be.

Do shareholders have limited liability status in a PMA company?

Yes, shareholder’s liability is limited to the value of their investment within the PMA company unless certain legal requirements are not met. Shareholders’ personal assets are protected as their liability is limited to the amount of their investment.

Can investors hold shares with preferential rights?

Yes, shareholders can hold shares with certain preferential rights. The Indonesian Company Law recognises classifications of shares, e.g., shares with the right to nominate members of the Board of Directors/Commissioners, shares with priority rights to receive dividends or liquidation proceeds.

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Puji Gulo, Business development executive