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  • ARMA UpdatesApril 22, 2022

    Permenkumham 6 Tahun 2022: Implementation of Apostille Services in Indonesia

      To execute international agreements, a diplomatic legalization is needed from foreign documents that are public documents, such as authenticity of signatures, signatory capacity, and the identity of seals or stamps that are affixed. The Apostille Convention tries to eliminate these conditions so that the process of legalization on public documents is simpler. As a Read more…

  • ARMA UpdatesApril 20, 2022

    Religious Holiday Allowance (THR) to Be Paid in Full

      Ahead of the Religious Holiday, Religious Holiday Allowance/Tunjangan Hari Raya (“THR”) is a non-wage income that must be paid by the Employers to their Employees. On 6 April 2022, The Ministry of Manpower has issued the Circular Letter (“CL”) of the Minister of Manpower (“MoM”) Number M/1/HK.04/IV/2022 concerning the Implementation of Religious Holiday Allowance Read more…

  • ARMA UpdatesApril 14, 2022

    [PPN 11 Persen] Prices of Goods Increase as the Impact of VAT Increase by 11%

      In order to strengthen the Indonesian economy in the long term and at the same time help financing the State Budget (Anggaran Pendapatan Belanja Negara or “APBN”), starting April 1 2022, the Government of Indonesia has officially increased the rate of Value Added Tax (“VAT”), (Pajak Pertambahan Nilai “PPN) from 10% (ten percent) to Read more…

  • ARMA UpdatesApril 12, 2022

    Legal Framework of Green Building in Indonesia

      The concept of a Green Building (also known as an environmentally friendly building) is the application of environmental principles in a building starting from the design, construction, operation, and until the management process to reduce negative impacts on the environment and have a positive effect on handling the climate crisis.  In Indonesia, the practice Read more…

  • ARMA UpdatesApril 7, 2022

    Update on Foreign Visitors Visa Policies 

      The Government of Indonesia has issued the Letter of Director General of Immigration No. IMI 0549.GR.01.01 of 2022 which comes into effect on 6 April 2022, regarding Ease of Immigration (Visa on Arrival) in Order to Support Sustainable Tourism During the 2019 Corona Virus Disease Pandemic.   Please see our Update regarding the regulation in Read more…

  • ARMA UpdatesApril 5, 2022

    [Inpres 1 Tahun 2022] BPJS Healthcare as a Requirement to Access Public Services 

      The Government of Indonesia has established the Social Security Administration Board (Badan  Penyelenggara Jaminan Sosial or “BPJS”) which consists of BPJS Healthcare and BPJS Employment,  to form social protection to ensure that all people meet their basic necessities. This is mandated  by Article 3 of Law No. 24 of 2011 concerning the Social Security Read more…

  • ARMA UpdatesMarch 28, 2022

    [SE Menhub 23 Tahun 2022] Ease of Restrictions on Domestic and International Travel

      Ease of Restrictions on Domestic and International Travel In the effort of returning daily activities back to normal in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the government of Indonesia tries to ease on the travel provisions, one of which is by eliminating the mandatory requirements for PCR and Antigen tests for those who Read more…

  • ARMA UpdatesMarch 23, 2022

    [Surat Edaran ATR BPN No. 4 Tahun 2022] Policy on Land Use in Protected Areas

      ESG Update: National Land Agency Circular Letter No. 4 of 2022 – Policy on Land Use in Protected Areas The Minister of Agrarian and Spatial Planning/National Land Agency (Menteri Agraria dan Tata Ruang/Badan Pertanahan Nasional or “ATR/BPN”) has issued a Circular Letter of the Minister of Agrarian and Spatial Planning/National Land Agency Number 4/SE-100.PG.01.01/II/2022 Read more…

  • ARMA UpdatesFebruary 14, 2022

    [PM 2 Tahun 2021] Approval for the Use of Foreign Vessels – PPKA 

      Minister of Transportation Regulation No. 2 of 2021 (PM 2 Tahun 2021): Approval for the Use of Foreign Ships for Activities Other Than Transporting Passengers and Goods  Law No. 17 of 2008 concerning Shipping (“Shipping Law”) is the legal basis for the Cabotage principle which provides protection for domestic shipping. The application of the Read more…

  • ARMA UpdatesFebruary 4, 2022

    [PP No 96 Tahun 2021] The Government Regulation on the Implementation of Mineral and Coal Business Activities 

      The Government Regulation on the Implementation of Mineral and Coal Business Activities  On 9 September 2021, the Government of the Republic of Indonesia has issued the Government Regulation No. 96 of 2021 on the Implementation of Mineral and Coal Mining Business Activities (“GR 96/2021”). GR 96/2021 is issued as the implementation to Law No. Read more…


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