Types of Business Licenses Applicable in Indonesia


Jun 2, 2019
Welcome to my Thread :bounce:

But first, i wanna say sorry, if my English is not Readable. I will try my best to explain about that title. I hope this thread will help you who wants to build a business in Indonesia. Well, check it out please !

1. Surat Keterangan Domisili Perusahaan (SKDP)
In English this is called Company Domicile Certificate. If an individual needs to have a identity card, then the business needs to have SKDP.

2. Nomor Pokok Wajib Pajak (NPWP)
In English this is called Taxpayer Identification Number. When dealing with businesses, NPWP is also required. By having NPWP, the employer must pay taxes related to his business. NPWP is also a sign that the entrepreneur has participated in the movement to pay taxes.

3. Izin Usaha (Surat Izin Usaha Perdagangan/SIUP).
In English this is called Trading Business License, is a business permit that is required to be able to carry out trading business activities. SIUP is issued by the regional government which is the domicile of the place of business located.

4. Analisis Mengenai Dampak Lingkungan (AMDAL)
In English this is called Environmental Impact Analysis. AMDAL is only used to review, but is not a permit to build a business if indeed the business can affect the environment.

5. Izin Mendirikan Bangunan (IMB).
In English this is Called Building Construction Permit. With the IMB, the building means that it has fulfilled the administrative and technical requirements determined by the applicable regulations so that the building is suitable for the place.

Well if you have any Indonesian friends, just ask him/her to help you explain jenis jenis surat izin usaha. I think you will get more clear explanation :cool:



New Member
Aug 4, 2019
Hi, but can a foreign buy land in Indo? and how much can cost open a company in Indo for a foreign? let s say a foreign from Europe? thank you


Well-Known Member
Sep 30, 2016
No. And yes, what type of company? a PT or a PMA? One costs about $250,000 and one about $1m paid up capital
Or with a local partner you can be a Director and own 49% and it costs less to set up assuming you can trust your local partner

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