1. PMA CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
    PMA CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
  2. FOREIGN CONSTRUCTION REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE
    FOREIGN CONSTRUCTION REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE
  3. CLASSIFICATION
    CLASSIFICATION
  4. QUALIFICATION
    QUALIFICATION
  5. CERTIFICATION
    CERTIFICATION
  6. BUSINESS LICENSE
    BUSINESS LICENSE

STARTING A CONSTRUCTION BUSINESS IN INDONESIA

There are several things to consider before you start a construction business
in Indonesia.

Choose a business structure and register or incorporate your business
There are two ways for a foreign construction company to provide construction services in Indonesia: by establishing (i) a foreign construction services representative office ("Representative Office/BUJKA"); or (ii) a joint venture company in the field of construction services (PT-PMA/BUJK PMA).
Think about the types of construction services your company will provide
Determine the classification of your business according to the classification of construction services business in Indonesia as a contractor or consultant. The company must have experience in construction projects that support the classification you choose.
Certificates and business licenses that must be owned by the company
This document is very important to be owned by the construction company and also to participate in the tender consisting of; 1). Expertise certificate (sertifikat keahlian or SKA), 2). Registered as a member of the association of construction companies, 3). Business Entity Certificate (SBU) and 4). Construction Services Business Licenses (IUJK). 

Some foreign investors at the early stage of entering the Indonesia market choose Representative Office, then later after the business starts to grow they will apply for a Foreign Direct Investment Company (FDI) status to set up Indonesian PT PMA Company.

SET UP FOREIGN REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE

SET UP A NEW PMA COMPANY

This type of Representative Office is only allowed to conduct projects in Indonesia through the Joint Operation with locals. This Joint Operation is only permitted to join the tender and conduct the Government projects funded by the Foreign Aid, projects in the frame of Foreign Investment and Domestic Investment as well as the projects funded by private funds.
A PMA company is a limited liability company established under Law No 40 of 2007 on Limited Liability Companies (Company Law). A PMA construction company is a joint venture company established by a foreign investor andIndonesian company that has certain qualifications. 
REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE
PMA COMPANY