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Business Permits & Licenses in Indonesia.

We understand that obtaining licenses in Indonesia can be a complex and time-consuming process, but with VIVO ASIA, you can rest assured that we will make the process as smooth and easy as possible for you.


Simplifying the licensing
process in Indonesia.

We offer a comprehensive service for obtaining licenses for various types of businesses, including but not limited to, restaurant and alcohol licenses, import/export licenses, manufacturing licenses, and many more. Our team will work with you to identify the necessary permits and licenses, and guide you through the application process. This includes assisting with the preparation of all required documentation, such as business plans, floor plans and health and safety compliance. Our team will also act as your representative and liaison with government authorities, ensuring that all applications are submitted correctly and on time.


We specialize in helping businesses navigate the complex process of obtaining permits and licenses in Indonesia. Whether you're looking to engage in general trading, goods, or other services, we have the expertise and experience to guide you through the process.
From initial application to final approval, we'll handle all aspects of the process, so you can focus on running and growing your business.

Navigating the Complexities of Indonesian Business Licensing:

To engage in general trading, goods, or other services as a business in Indonesia, you’ll need to do two things. First, set up a business and acquire an Indonesian business license. Aside from a general business license, some companies may need more specific permits and licenses to operate legally, such as a commercial alcohol license. For example, a company in the manufacturing industry outside of oil, gas, and geothermal energy should have an industrial business license, and a construction company should have a construction business license.

Get in touch with us today to learn more about how we can help you obtain all the necessary licenses for your business in Indonesia.

A Guide to Various Types

of Licenses Required:

Restaurant License

To get a restaurant license, the application for the registration shall be addressed to the tourism and culture agency at the local government where the tourism business is located. It could be at the Regent or Mayor Office, except for the Special Capital Province of Jakarta at Governor Office.

Get in touch with our team today to get your restaurant business up and running.

Alcohol License

There are two major requirements that business owners now need to fulfill in order to operate and sell alcoholic beverages. For Indonesian companies to sell alcoholic beverages, they need to apply for Industrial Business License (Izin Usaha Industri – IUI) through the Online Single Submission (OSS) system Alcoholic beverage companies must comply with the quality standards of alcoholic beverages. 

Commercial and Operational Licenses

The Ministry of Investment (BKPM) is the regulatory body responsible for processing licenses for several sectors in Indonesia. These licenses cannot be obtained via OSS, so you must apply directly to the Ministry of Investment to acquire them. The Sectors, Licensed by Ministry of Investment/BKPM, includes: Electricity; Mineral and Coal; Oil and Gas; Public Housing and Work; Customs and Taxation; Capital Investment.


Pondok Wisata (Tourism License)

Pondok Wisata is a license which allows you to rent out a small property or homestay. It is a homestay license to operate a villa as vacation rentals and applies to properties that have between 3 and 5 rooms. It all depends on when you have obtained the license.

  • How long does it take before I can operate my newly established company?
    With Vivo Asia, it takes almost 4 weeks to establish a company.
  • What are the essential requirements to set up a company in Bali?
    For company registration in Bali, you’re required to have at least two shareholders and a capital statement letter.
  • Can I have 100% ownership?
    For foreign companies in Bali, there must be a minimum of 2 shareholders. In most cases, Indonesian legislation allows 100% foreign ownership but there are some exceptions.
  • How many KITAS can a company sponsor?
    The number of KITAS you can sponsor is not regulated by law. Any shareholder who fulfills the legal requirements is entitled to receive an investor KITAS.
  • Is there any limitation on how many shareholders or directors the company can have?
    No, there is no limitation. A company can have as many shareholders or directors as they want.
  • Do I have to prove the capital on the company’s account for company registration in Bali?
    No, a capital statement letter from Vivo Asia is sufficient to register a foreign-owned company in Bali. The capital can be transferred once the company is registered and a bank account is opened.
  • Are tax rates different for foreign-owned companies and local companies?
    The tax rates for foreign-owned companies are based on the company’s revenue and profitability, just like the tax rates for local companies. Therefore, tax rates are the same for Indonesian and foreign companies.
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