Legal forms of philanthropic organizations included in the law: Association, foundation
Five main social issues addressed by these organizations: Higher education, primary and high school education, basic needs, religion, other: natural disaster response
Average time established by law to register a philanthropic organization: 0-30 days
The actual registration time at the Ministry of Law and Human Rights is now roughly seven days. However, there could be more days needed for the notaries as well as for the system at the Ministry to check the name of the foundation/ association.
Average cost for registering a philanthropic organization: US$300
The actual costs for obtaining a legal entity status at the Ministry of Law and Human Rights are only Rp.680.000 (US$60) for a foundation and Rp.250.000 (US$23) for an association, but prior to registration, the organization needs to be established by a notarial deed. The cost for notarial deed is uncertain, depending on the region (notaries are assigned by the government per region) and on the scale of the organization. The cost recorded here is an estimate.
Organizations that do not wish to have legal entity status register their organizations at the local government offices. The cost varies in different regencies/cities, but usually the cost is less than US$50.
Government levels primarily regulating the incorporation of philanthropic organizations: Central government, local government
Indonesia is a unitary state. The central government enforces all laws and regulations regarding POs. However, Law on Societal Organizations provides that registrations for POs (with and without legal entity status) is conducted by local government. Also, there are permits on operations such as domicile letter and registration issued by local government.