Set up a Local Indonesian Company (PT Local)

Local PT Company, Local Indonesian company

PT stands for Perseroan Terbatas and it is one the more well-liked business types in Indonesia. Typically this type of company is intended for Indonesian citizens but foreign investors, with some restrictions, can also form local PT Company.

Why foreign investors might need to establish Local PT Company?

If you are foreign investor, you can establish Foreign Direct Investment Company known as PT PMA or just a Representative Office. However, according to the rules of business in Indonesia, several business sectors are closed for foreign investors. Negative Investment List issued by Government of Indonesia provides details about what business sectors are either partially closed or fully closed for foreign investors. You can download the Latest Negative Investment List. Consequently, foreign investors must form a local PT company to start a business in that sector which has restrictions for foreign investors in Indonesia. Foreign investors can form PT Local company through Local nominee shareholder. Read more about local nominee company here.

Minimum requirements for Local PT Company

The minimum requirements to establish a local PT company are as follows:

  • 1 Local Commissioner
  • 1 Local Director
  • 2 Local Shareholders

The local PT company can only be 100% owned by an Indonesian citizen, hence the foreign investor will need local nominee shareholders for setting up this local PT company.  A local nominee shareholder company is an option for foreign investors who desire to expand their business in Indonesia in those sectors that are closed for foreign investment. Through the use of local nominee shareholders, foreign investors can start business in any sector they want. MAM Corporate Solutions can deliver a local shareholder nominee with a notarised nominee agreement. Contact us for more details.

Size of Local PT Company

Setting up local PT companies requires certain about of money. A Local PT Company can have three different sizes depending upon the amount of invested capital as follows:

  • Small: Above IDR 50,000,000 – IDR 500,000,000
  • Medium: Above IDR 500,000,000 – IDR 10,000,000,000
  • Large: Above IDR 10,000,000,000

Steps for setting up a Local PT Company

It takes approximately 45 working days to establish a local PT company, please find the details below:

No. Description Duration (working days)
1 Approval of company name at the Ministry of Law and Human Rights 2
2 Preparation of Association Article by Notary 4
3 Obtain Deed of Establishment at the Ministry of Law and Human Rights 3
4 Obtain Certificate of Domicile at the local government office 15
5 Obtain Taxpayer Registration Number (NPWP) and VAT number at the tax office 3
6 Obtain Trading Business License (SIUP) 10
7 Obtain Company Registration Certificate (TDP) at the local government 10

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