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Obtaining an Indonesian Business License

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A. How to Obtain an Indonesian Business License

To conduct general trading, goods, or other services as a business in Indonesia, you must first establish a company and then obtain an Indonesian business license. Aside from a general business license, some companies may require more specific permits, such as a commercial alcohol license, to operate legally.

For example, a manufacturing company outside of oil, gas, and geothermal energy should have an industrial business license, and a construction company should have a construction business license.

To register your business, you will have to use the Online Single Submission System (OSS). The OSS is a one-stop-shop for business licenses. Here you can apply for a business identification number (Nomor Iduk Berusaha, or NIB), business license, as well as other commercial and operational licenses.

Applying for a business license on OSS
B. Commercial and Operational Licenses

The Investment Coordinating Board (Badan Koordinasi Penanaman Modal, or BKPM) is still responsible for processing licenses for several sectors in Indonesia. These licenses cannot be obtained via OSS, so to acquire these licenses, you must apply directly to the BKPM.

Sectors licensed by BKPM

  • Electricity
  • Mineral & coal
  • Oil & gas
  • Public housing & work
  • Customs & taxation
  • Capital investment
  • Customs & taxation
  • Capital investment
C. How Abisnis Can Help

If you’re looking to expand your business to one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, Abisnis can assist you in:

  • Setting up your Indonesia-based business
  • Creating a personalized business registration plan that fits your needs
  • Applying for special licenses through OSS and BKPM to simplify your experience
  • With years of experience and business consultants of a high caliber, Abisnis is here to find solutions for your global business.

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