As anyone who has set up a business in Indonesia will know, setting up a business in this country is no easy feat! It is expensive, tricky and extremely time consuming.
However, on the 2nd May 2019 a new announcement was made by the local government of Jakarta to simplify the process by removing the requirement to provide the SKDP (Domicile letter).
So, what is the SKDP/Domicile letter and how does this effect the process?
The SKDP/Domicile letter is a formal document from the PTSP (Local Government) that acknowledges the company’s address is registered and includes the address and district of domicile.
In the past to set up a PT, PMA or a Representative office, this document was a mandatory requirement and could take between 1 and 2 weeks to be processed.
By subtracting this from the establishment process, it significantly cuts down the complete service time to approximately 2 weeks!
There are four points in the announcement from the government as listed below:
1. “SKDP and SKDU are a kind of non-licensing service to the capital investment office and PTSP DKI Jakarta province which has added to the procedure of licensing which inhibit process of set up company.
2. As proof of the commitment from the Government DKI Jakarta in order to create a ease of company business in DKI Jakarta, then as of May 2, 2019 PTSP DKI Jakarta has closed non licensing services SKDP and SKDU as simplification of the procedure of starting a business requirement.
3. As a substitute for SKDP and SKDU for administrative purposes, company can use business licensing documents issued by the Capital Investment office and PTSP of DKI Jakarta and/or from other government institutions governed by the Regulation Legislation.
4. The closure of the non-licensing service SKDP and SKDU began to be applied on May 2, 2019”
Do you still need to get the domicile letter?
As this is a new process and things may change, it would be advisable to still apply for the domicile letter, however this will not be required to establish the company and is something you can do once the company has been established.
As for business licensing such as SIUP and TDUP, the domicile is no longer needed.
Is this news applicable across Indonesia?
Currently, this is only applicable to Jakarta, but it may roll out to other parts of Indonesia if successful.
Can I open a bank account without the domicile letter?
In practice, the SKDP will still be issued by PTSP because of the requirements for banking compliance, namely the opening of the company account. Therefore, currently you will still require this formal document to open a bank, although – please note, banks requirements may vary.
The mandatory steps and requirements as of 2nd May 2019
Company’s Establishment Stage
General Company Documents
Company’s Document Renewal
SKDP/ Domicile Letter
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