Permits & Licenses | Importer License (API)

Companies planning to engage in importation of goods into Indonesia are required to obtain permission from the relevant government authorities in the form of an Importer Identification Number (API). Import activities may only be conducted by API holders of a general import license (API-U) or a producer import license (API-P).

Contact one of our associates at Prudenta Business Advisory for assistance Customs & Immigration services, including:

  • Customs Registration and Identification Number (NIK)
  • Importer Identification Number (API)
  • Special Importer Identification Number (NPIK)
  • Bonded zone and warehouse registration
  • Masterlist application

Deliverables

  • Importer Identification Number (API-U) or
  • Importer Identification Number (API-P)

Estimated time
44 working days upon receipt of all complete documents

Documents required

  • Articles of Association with all amendments and approvals and all company registrations and licenses
  • Copy of Identity Card and NPWP of company directors
  • Copy of Principle License from BKPM, if any
  • Copy of Business License issued by BKPM or local trade office
  • Copy of Work permit (IMTA) for the expatriate signing the application
  • Reference letter from a foreign exchange bank
  • Recent passport photographs

Prevailing regulation(s)
Regulation of the Minister of Trade No. 27/M-DAG/PER/5/2012 regarding Importer Identification Number (API) Regulations
Regulation of the Minister of Trade No. 59/M-DAG/PER/9/2012 regarding changes to the Regulation of the Minister of Trade No. 27/M-DAG/PER/5/2012 regarding Importer Identification Number (API) Regulations

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