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FOREIGN-OWNED COMPANY

Best for: Businesses planning a large investment with foreign shareholders in Indonesia

LOCAL COMPANY

Best for: Businesses planning a smaller investment with local shareholders in Indonesia

REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE

Best for: Foreign companies still unsure about investing in Indonesia and want to research the market

Very good experience as I cooperated with Greenhouse in incorporating my business entity.

SILVIA TIKA
Founder – PT Sahabat Investasi Bersahaja

Benefits of incorporating through Greenhouse


INITIAL CONSULTING

Our consultants help you understand and review the different incorporation options in your target markets according to your needs.

BUSINESS ACTIVITY REVIEW

Based on your business purpose, we will help you pick the right business line classification and give you insight about its requirements and restrictions.

PRE-NEGOTIATED PRICING

Our service agreement ensures
that you always get the best
pricing quotations for your
business incorporation project.

COMPANY NAME REGISTRATION

We will perform your company name checking, inform the availability and process the registration at Indonesia's Ministry of Law and Human Rights.

TRANSPARENT PROJECT UPDATES

No more confusion — we’ll give you
all the information you need about requirements or progress updates for every step of the process.

ESSENTIAL ADD-ON SERVICES

If necessary, we will support you with add-on services such as work permit applications or rent a virtual office for a stronger legal presence.

Get prepared to incorporate in Indonesia


Procedures, insights, and guides you need to know about
Indonesia’s market and regulations.

Business incorporation process in Indonesia

All you need to know about the different company options and steps to register a business in Indonesia.


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Minimum capital requirements in Indonesia

Here’s how much money you need to register a company in Indonesia, and the difference between investment value and paid-up capital.


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Tips to incorporate in Indonesia

Here are some common mistakes that businesses make when entering Indonesia, and how you can avoid them.


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FAQ


You may still have some doubts. Hopefully, the question and answers below help clarify any uncertainties you have in your mind.

Yes, for some businesses. Some business classifications (KBLI), like restaurants and sports facilities, can be 100% owned by foreigners. Others, such as internet service providers and taxi companies, can only have a certain percentage of foreign ownership.

Indonesia regulates the business categories that are closed to foreign investors in a government document called the 2016 Negative Investment List. You can ask our professional consultant to figure out which category your business should belong to according to Indonesian laws.

A foreign-owned company (PT PMA) needs to perform an investment plan worth minimum IDR 10.000.000.000 or ±USD 700.000 with 25% of it as paid-up capital.

Meanwhile, a local company (PT) has more flexible requirements ranging from IDR 50 million or ± USD 3.600 to above IDR 10 billion or ± USD 712.000.

Finally, a representative office (KPPA) has no capital requirements to set up in Indonesia.

Yes. There is an option to establish a Representative Office (KPPA) in Indonesia with no capital requirement. The aim of a Representative Office is to prepare before PT PMA formation and will only act to represent parents company activities.

However, this company option has its own disadvantages, such as not allowed to generate any revenue. Reach out to our professional consultants to decide the best option.

It can take one to two months. However, it can take longer depending on the licenses you need to get, your company type, and how complex your business activities are.

Generally, a local company (PT) or foreign-owned company (PT PMA) can be established in four to six weeks. Meanwhile, a representative office (KPPA, KP3A, or BUJKA) can be established in two to four weeks.

It all depends on your business activities and your intentions. It’s important to have a clear picture of your business activities because it determines your business classification in Indonesia or KBLI.

Note that there are KBLIs that can be owned 100% by foreigners, however many of them are in the Negative Investment List and therefore restrict or prohibit foreign ownership. In such cases, ask our consultant to advise you which KBLI would be the most convenient for your business.

There are three general types of representative offices that companies can use in Indonesia, which are KPPA, KP3A, and BUJKA.

A general foreign representative office (KPPA) is for general companies, only allowing them to conduct market research and communicate with local stakeholders.

A trading foreign representative office (KP3A) is for trading companies and allows companies to promote their goods in addition to a KPPA’s capabilities.

A construction foreign representative office (BUJKA) is for construction companies and allows them to participate in tenders in cooperation with local construction companies.

Yes, a foreigner can be the director of a foreign-owned company (PT PMA) in Indonesia. Foreigners can also be the head of a representative office (KPPA) with conditions such as at least three years of relevant work experience and enough local employees in proportion.

However, if they want to apply as the director of a local company, the company should at least have at least IDR 1 billion or ± USD 70.000 in capital.

Citra Oktaviani Corporate Services Manager,
Indonesia

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