A PT PMA virtual office is a modern solution for foreign companies looking to establish a presence in Indonesia without needing physical office space. This concept allows businesses to have an official address in Indonesia while their operations can be run anywhere worldwide.
Do I need a virtual office?
The decision to get a virtual office in Indonesia depends on your business type, needs, and situation. According to Article 5 of Law Number 40 of 2007 concerning Limited Liability Companies, every PT PMA (foreign-owned company) needs to have their address for registration. Those who don’t have a residence address (hotels, guesthouses, etc. are not allowed), physical office space, or business address, will have to get a PT PMA virtual office address.
Having an office address not only provides credibility to your business but also ensures compliance with local regulations and offers a professional address for correspondence. For example, when opening a business bank account, the bank will visit the address to ensure it’s real.
Rules on virtual offices in Indonesia
Different cities or regions may have their own regulations concerning virtual offices for PT PMAs. In Indonesia, several major cities have acknowledged virtual offices as valid representative offices for companies (KPPA). Nevertheless, the local governments of certain cities are contemplating restricting virtual offices to monitor the progress of businesses within their jurisdiction and deter fraudulent activities conducted by fake companies.
Virtual office costs in Indonesia
The cost for a PT PMA virtual office in Indonesia can vary based on the services and location you choose. On average, you can expect to pay between IDR 4.5 million ($293) and IDR 9 million ($585) per year.
How to get a virtual office for my PT PMA?
Getting a PT PMA virtual office in Indonesia is easy and straightforward. You only need to select a reputable virtual office provider in Indonesia, such as Own Property Abroad, and follow the next steps:
- Provide necessary documentation: You may need to provide business registration documents and identification, such as an SKDBU or NPWP.
- Pay the fee: Pay to activate your PT PMA virtual office.
- Start using the address: Once activated, you can use your new Indonesian address for business correspondence.
Let the experts at Own Property Abroad guide you. With years of experience and a deep understanding of the Indonesian market, we can help you establish a PT PMA and offer the perfect virtual office solution for your PT PMA. Don’t hesitate to contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org and take the first step towards establishing a strong presence in Indonesia.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What services are typically included in a PT PMA virtual office package?
A standard PT PMA virtual office package usually includes a business address, mail handling, call forwarding, and sometimes access to meeting rooms or coworking spaces.
Is a virtual office the same as a coworking space?
While both offer flexible work solutions, a virtual office provides an official business address without dedicated physical space. In contrast, a coworking space provides physical desk space in a shared environment.
Can I meet clients at my virtual office address?
It depends on your package. Some virtual office providers offer meeting room access as part of their services, allowing you to meet clients at the provided address. Always check with your provider before scheduling any meetings.
Does a KPPA also need a virtual office address?
According to Indonesian regulations, every business type needs a company address. Not every KPPA needs a virtual office address, but they might if there’s no physical office address.