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Representative Office Service in Indonesia.

The fundamental of a Representative Office


A Representative Office is an office, established by a foreign company in order to prepare an expansion and establishment of a PT PMA in Indonesia. This works for you who wish to conduct research before coming to Indonesia.

With a Representative Office, you can supervise, liaise and coordinate regarding the market interest in the products and services you intend to offer.


One of the advantages in establishing a Representative Office is that you don’t need any capital. Just with the foreign company documents, you are ready to conduct your market research.

2,000+ big and small companies in Indonesia trust InvestInASia.

Please see below for more requirements:

  • Foreign company legal documents (Article of Association / ACRA, scan passport of the director)
  • Scanned Passport or ID card and contact details of the appointed Chief or Representative Office
  • Legalized Letter Of Intent, Letter Of Statement, Letter of Appointment and Letter of Reference
  • Office Address
As a one stop solution service provider, Invest In Asia provides the draft of Letters to be legalized and also Virtual Office Rental for foreigners who do not owned properties.
Our virtual office is equipped with facilities such as reception service, mail handling, dedicate local phone number with call forwarding and meeting room that you can use in our branches across Indonesia.

Our Packages

Representative Office Set Up

Representative Office Set Up

IDR 16,800,000 (USD 1,900)

Average Timeline: 2 weeks

Includes :

  • Representative Office Permit
  • Register the Representative Office with the Directorate General of Taxes to obtain Taxpayer ID (NPWP)
  • Representative Office Registration Number

Representative Office Set Up + Virtual Office

Start from
IDR 25,000,000(USD 2,400)

Average Timeline: 2 weeks

Include :

  • Representative Office Permit
  • Register the Representative Office with the Directorate General of Taxes to obtain Taxpayer ID (NPWP)
  • Representative Office Registration Number

You’ll also get

  • Prestigious Business Address
  • Mail and Parcels Handling
  • SMS or Email Notification
  • Reception Service
  • Building Domicile
  • Dedicated Local Telephone Number (optional)
  • Professional Call Answering (optional)
  • Call Forwarding (optional)
  • 8 hours Meeting Room / month (optional)
  • 8 hours Workstation / month (optional)
  • 3 hours Executive Office Suite / month (optional)
Along with these, we can also help you with other services such as:
• Accounting and Tax Compliance Service : Start from IDR 3,000,000 (USD 200) / month
• Work Permit Preparation & Application : IDR 15,000,000 (USD 990) / person
• KITAS Application : IDR 20,000,000 (USD 1,290) / person

Step by Step Guide on Registering a Representative Office in Indonesia .

Step 1

Prepare Foreign Company’s Legal Documents

The documents you need to prepare are the Article of Association (ACRA), Business License, Scan Passport of the Director. In addition, a legalized of Letter of Intent, Letter of Statement, Letter of Appointment and Letter of Reference issued by the embassy in the country of origin has to be attached.

Step 2

Prepare your Chief of Representative Office

The Chief of Representative Office can be a local Indonesian citizen or a foreigner who holds work permit. A scan of passport and photo of the Chief are to be prepared before registration.

Step 3

Registration to the Investment Coordinating Board

Once all the requirements are complete, all documents has to be submitted to the Investment Coordinating Board to get the Representative Office.

Step 4

Tax Registration

All company documents that have been issued up to this step has to be submitted to the Tax Office for the issuance of the Company Tax ID card.

Step 5

Obtaining a Business Registration Number

Once your Representative Office gets the tax registration, we can apply for a Business Registration Number for you to finally able to conduct your research, open a bank account, and hire employees.

Additional :

Opening Company Bank Account

For convenience purpose, you can also open a company bank account with your Representative Office to pay salaries, rents and other expenses that might occurred.

Set up a representative office in Indonesia

A suitable organization for foreign businesses looking to research and expand their business in Indonesia is a representative office.

What is a Representative Office?

Foreign companies may use a representative office in Indonesia as a structure to do market research, network, look for commercial possibilities, or offer other managerial support to the parent firm overseas while operating in Indonesia.

Indonesia's large population, low minimum wages, and wealth of natural resources make it a lucrative market for foreign investors. Foreign investors who are new to the nation and want to learn more about business opportunities in Indonesia might do so by visiting a representative office.
It enables you to determine whether the nation is the ideal location for your corporation to begin and to remain. One or more Indonesian or foreign citizens who are deemed to be executive representatives of the representative office shall be in charge. The letter of appointment from the foreign company or groups of foreign enterprises must be the basis for the appointment of representative office executives.

Permitted Activities

Foreign representative offices can only act in the capacities of supervisor, connector, coordinator, and manager of the company's or its connected companies' interests in Indonesia or abroad.

It cannot engage in activity or enter into a contract/sale or purchase of goods or services with domestic businesses or individuals in an effort to obtain income from Indonesian resources.

A representative office is not permitted to take part in any other managerial functions for a corporation, subsidiary, or branch based in Indonesia.

Advantages of Representative Office .


100% Foreign Ownership

There are no criteria for directors or shareholders, and it might be entirely owned and controlled by foreign entities.


No Capital Required

To create a representative office, there is no minimal share capital required.

Requirement for setting up Representative Office

In accordance with the guidelines for representative office operations in Indonesia provided by the Decree of the Head of BKPM No. 6 of 2018, in order to open a foreign representative office, the parent company must first obtain a Letter of Approval from the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) as the primary license. Additionally, a representative office must obtain a Business Identification Number (NIB) from the Online Single Submission (OSS) and a Taxpayer Registration Number (NPWP) from the Tax Office.

The required essential to obtain the following permissions or licenses are as follows:

  • Letter of appointment from the parent company
  • Letter of Intent from the parent company
  • Power of Attorney to sign the application if the participant is represented by another party
  • Letter of Reference from the Indonesian Embassy or Indonesian Investment Promotion Centre (IIPC) where the parent company is located
  • Articles of Association of the parent company and any amendment(s)
  • Copy of valid passport (for foreigner) or copy of identification card number (for Indonesia) who will be proposed as a Representative Office Executive
  • Letter of statement concerning the willingness to stay, and only work in the position as a Representative Office Executive without doing other business in Indonesia

Testimonials from Clients

Companies who have trusted us when they first expanded their business into Indonesia .

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Moch Rizal

Fast response by professional and friendly consultants. Profound details for each services. Highly recommended to boost up and legalize your businesses

Finna Derosa

The services is professional, communicative, transparant, as a customer, only need to prepare the document and folow the instruction. Very very very satisfied.


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Mike FN

The service from the start of registering to the end was provided very well and the response was fast, the explanations given were also well explained. Thank you for the excellent service. Keep up the good work, thx.

Fitria Nurjanah

Good. Suitable for those who are lazy and complicated and who don't know how to make pt. So it's more practical, you just need to be patient waiting for the chat to be answered, because of the queue.

Karen Kie

Turn around time.

In short, with InvestInASia Company Incorporation service, we can help you incorporate your business in Indonesia even with you stepping foot in Indonesia or our office. The usual turn around for company incorporation in Indonesia is 2 weeks.

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