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The New Regulation on the Utilization of Foreign Workers: The Simplification of Licensing Procedures for the Employment of Expatriates

May 18, 2018

The Government of Indonesia has been making many efforts to attract more foreign direct investment to Indonesia. To this end, the President of Indonesia has recently issued a new regulation on the utilization of expatriates which simplifies the licensing process for the employment of expatriates in Indonesia. By expanding employment opportunities, the Government expects to increase foreign investment in Indonesia.

What’s in the new regulation? How does it compare to the previous one? What  are the implications of this new regulation?

One of HPRP’s Partners, Linna Simamora, and Associate Lawyers, Leonardo Richo Sidabutar and Nadya Vera Simanjuntak, have prepared an executive summary on the new regulation with regard to the simplification of licensing procedures for the employment of expatriates, which can be downloaded here.

HPRP has been successfully assisting institutions in their employment, industrial relations and related matters in a wide range of legal areas. Please contact the Partner-in-charge, Linna Simamora, by telephone at +6221 5701837 or by email at for further details.