Company registration Bali

Do business in Bali with a foreign owned company (PT PMA)

Bali is not just a paradise. It’s also a business opportunity with over 5 million consumers.
Make your business dreams happen by registering a company in Bali.

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Setting up a company in Bali

Emerhub has set up over 250 foreign-owned companies in Indonesia since 2011. Our office is located in Umalas, Bali.

With a growing list of clients in Bali, Lombok and East Indonesia, we are ready to take services to foreign companies in Bali to the next level. While setting up your company in Bali, our team is driven by the four key pillars of Emerhub:

  • we are responsive
  • we exceed expectations
  • we embrace being different
  • we get better every day

Company registration process

  • Preparation

    E-mail, call or schedule a meeting with us and tell your plans in Bali. Based on that our consultants will guide you through the process of company registration and respective requirements. Note that depending on the business activities, the requirements for incorporation as well as the maximum foreign ownership varies from 0% to 100%.

  • Incorporation

    Fill in a form relevant to your plans, submit requested documents, and our legal and tax team will  prepare and submit applications to relevant government offices and notaries. Generally, this process takes about 3 months in Bali. As the process involves several steps and various governmental institutions, as our client Emerhub will handle it all for you and keeps you up to date with the progress. For some processes, the presence of the client may be required.

  • Post-incorporation

    Once your company is set up and operating, Emerhub can assist you with all compliance obligations. We provide full compliance and support services including but not limited to tax reporting, accounting, investment reporting, bank account opening, visas for foreign employees, employee registration in Indonesian social security (Jaminan Ketenagakerjaan) and health system (Jaminan Kesehatan).  

Different legal entity types available in Bali

TypeDescriptionMinimum capitalMaximum foreign ownership
Foreign Owned Limited liability company (PT PMA)Company that is either partly or fully owned by foreign national or company.IDR 10 billion investment plan (USD $750,000), at least 25% of it as paid up capitalUp to 100% depending on business classification
Representative office of a Foreign Trading Company  (KP3A)An office representing foreign trading company in Indonesia. Not allowed to earn revenue in Indonesia.No capital requirementNo limitation
General representative office (KPPA)An office representing foreign company in Indonesia. Not allowed to earn revenue in Indonesia.No capital requirementNo limitation
Local company (PT local)A locally owned limited liability company.If company issues work permits to foreign nationals: IDR 1,000,000,000 per foreigner

If company doesn’t issue work permits to foreign nationals: IDR 51,000,000

No foreign ownership allowed
Nominee companyLocal company which’ shares are pledged to the benefit of foreign beneficiary based on a loan agreement that allows you to operate as a local business while having total control over the company and its finances.If company issues work permits to foreign nationals: IDR 1,000,000,000 per foreigner

If company doesn’t issue work permits to foreign nationals: IDR 51,000,000

No limitation

Common business types in Bali owned by foreign entrepreneurs

IndustryMaximum foreign ownership
Real estate100%
Hospitality Management Consultation100%
Water Tourism, Diving51%
Bar, Cafe, Restaurant100%
Trading for import and export100%
Trading for import, export, and distribution67%
Small retail0%

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