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Visa for Bali - FAQ 

Visa Requirements in Bali, Indonesia – FAQ

Traveling to Bali soon? Want to stay for more than 30 days? In this article, we have compiled some of the most frequently asked questions relating to the Bali 'Visa on Arrival' and how to organize your Bali Visa Extension. 1. Do I need a visa for Bali? Yes! Unless you are a foreign n...

Understanding Nominee agreements for land ownership in Bali 

Understanding Nominee Agreements for Land Ownership in Bali

Nominee agreements for land ownership are prohibited if the basis is to transfer restricted land rights to foreign parties. Foreign parties are only entitled to land under a right to use (Hak Pakai) or leasehold. More specifically, the Agrarian Law has expressly stated that freehold land can only be...

Prenup Agreement Indonesia 

What is Required When a Foreigner Buys Property in the Name of Their Local Husband/Wife in Indonesia?

The agrarian regulations in Indonesia does not permit foreign nationals (WNA) to own Hak Milik (freehold) land in Indonesia. In fact, Indonesian citizens (WNI) who have mixed marriages with foreigner nationals cannot have Hak Milik (Freehold) ownership rights on the land, because the land can be mix...

 

How to Invest in Bali’s Competitive Villa Market

Bali is one of Indonesia’s wealthiest regions, and saw unprecedented price increases in recent years. Both Indonesians and foreigners are keen to invest here. About 80% of Bali’s economy depends on tourism. Global media attention hasn’t harmed it, including the 2010 movie “Ea...

Business for sale in Bali 

Tips to starting a business in Bali

Bali’s property market has undergone tremendous transformation and growth over the past decade. Where there was once only sprawling rice fields has since become the bustling hubs of Seminyak and Kuta, and the eyes of property investors from around the world are now firmly fixed on the “Island of...

Land for sale Canggu Bali 

What Is The Role of The Notary in Bali Property

In terms of the legal system in Indonesia, the three most commonly used services in the legal profession are provided by notaries (notaris), lawyers (pengacara) and legal consultants (konsultan hukum). A Notary Public is an official of integrity appointed by the state government —typically by the...

Bali Building Project Tips 

How to make sure a building project goes well

For many people, both local and foreign, building in Bali can become a nightmare, but it doesn't need to be. So what can you do to try and make sure a building project goes well? If you are planning or starting a building project in Bali, we have outlined 6 important steps you can take to protect y...

Bali Land for Sale 

Buying Land in Bali :: 4 Tips You Need to Know

With its friendly people, beautiful landscape and great weather, Bali is the place dreams are made of. That dream can just as easily escalate into a nightmare when you are ill prepared.   When it comes to buying land in Bali, foreigners are at a distinct disadvantage when compared to the rights av...

Bali Property: Hak Pakai to Hak Milik 

Bali Property Ownership: Can Hak Pakai Be Changed To Hak Milik?

Depending on the acquirer and the purpose of the land acquisition in Bali, it might appear that certificates need changing. For example, if a foreigner is planning to sell land with Hak Pakai status and would like to change it to Hak Milik, then the certificate needs to be adjusted. Hak Pakai is t...

Buy Bali Property Checklist 

20 Important Points To Check Before Buying a Bali Property

Viewing a Bali property can be exciting but it's easy to forget to check all the essential details. Make sure you ask the key questions when you inspect the property. It's essential that you make the most of a property viewing to ensure that you're as well informed as you possibly can be before maki...

Bali long term rental vs short term 

Bali Short Term Rentals vs Long Term Rentals

Bali Property owners considering renting out their space often wonder whether it would be better to use their property as a short-term rental (holiday rental) or as a long-term rental. Owners should consider their wants and needs, as well as factors like revenue, rental maintenance, and property usa...

subletting-rented-property-in-bali 

Subletting Rented Property in Bali

We often receive the question, ”Is it possible to rent a villa and then sublease it as a holiday rental when the property is not being used”? The issue on subleasing is quite controversial. Some claim that the procedure can be legitimately done by tenants. Others oppose this assumption ...

Bali Property Ownership: Hak Pakai vs HGB 

Bali Property Ownership: Hak Pakai vs HGB

For those of you who own property in Indonesia, you definitely understand that land certificates are divided into three types, namely Freehold Certificate (SHM/Hak Milik), Right to Build (HGB), and Right of Use Certificate (Hak Pakai). The differences between a Hak Pakai and an HGB title can be see...

Legal Due Diligence Checklist for Bali Property Buyers 

Legal Due Diligence Checklist for Bali Property Buyers

Any time you acquire Bali property, you face certain legal risks. Whether you acquire the property through a merger and acquisition of a corporation that holds property, or through a direct acquisition (such as land purchase), unforeseen legal problems can arise. Some common problems faced by real p...

Step by step buying property in Bali 

General Process of Acquiring Property in Bali, Indonesia

So you’ve researched the market, found your dream Bali property, organised finance and understand Bali’s property laws inside out...But then What’s Next? Below are some steps that will guide you along the path to what generally takes place when purchasing a property in Bali: S...

Bali Property: Leasehold vs Freehold 

Bali Property: Leasehold vs Freehold

If you are a foreign property investor, whether you choose to buy a leasehold or freehold property will depend on your particular needs. Freehold properties on Bali Island are still the most requested and purchased properties by foreigners, despite the necessity to use an Indonesian entity (nominee)...

Bali Property Tax 

Tax And Costs Incurred by The Property Seller and Buyer in Bali

Buying and selling a Bali property is an activity that involves costs, especially tax. There are several types of taxes and fees incurred by the property seller and buyer. The Indonesian government, like any other government, imposes taxation obligations on foreign investors The Indonesian governm...

Pre-due diligence checklist Bali 

Pre-Due Diligence Checklist

The sales agent, at most times is representing the vendor and generally doing everything in the most professional manner to market the vendor’s property, communicating with the vendor and giving their advice and service to the vendor.  Of course, they will also have buyers who are interes...

Bali real estate glossary of terms 

Bali Real Estate Glossary of Terms

This article is simply a guide to real estate terms often used in Indonesia and their English equivalent (which in some cases, can be difficult to find), and should be used as a basic reference to some but not all elements of real estate prior to any property dealings. However, we do recommend that...

best property agency bali 2017 

Paradise Property Group Awarded as the Best Real Estate Agency in Bali 2017

Paradise Property Group has just been presented with a prestigious award as the Best Real Estate Agency in Bali at the Dot Property Indonesian Awards 2017. Paradise Property Group was among 23 winners honoured at the Dot Property Indonesia Awards 2017. Organised by Dot Property Indonesia, the count...

Leasehold Villa 3 Bed Rooms Villa in Umalas with Pondok Wisata 

What is a Pondok Wisata?

A Pondok Wisata is a license which allows you to rent out a small property or homestay. A Pondok Wisata – HOMESTAY OPERATIONAL LICENSE FOR VILLA is a type of building permit for commercial use required in Bali to operate villas as vacation rentals. This license covers up to 3 bedrooms (for older l...

PMA vs Nominee 

Infographic: PMA vs Nominee, what is the safest method to own a property in Indonesia?

A Nominee Arrangement in everyday practice, is the use of a person’s name of Indonesian citizenship as being the owner of land which has the freehold title status in Indonesia. So the practice of a nominee arrangement is not only related to the use of an Indonesian name as a shareholder in PT Indo...

Retire in Bali 

Retiring in Bali

There are so many good reasons to retire in Bali. Bali, with a population of about four million, is one of about 17,500 islands that make up Indonesia. It has a constant 85-degree temperature, stunning landscapes, and warm and gracious smiling people.  Their culture and religion is fascinating and ...

Living in Bali 

Living in Bali

For decades, Bali has become a popular tourist destination, whilst still retaining most of its traditions. Balinese Hindu culture is very unique with a mixture of animism, Buddhism and ancestral worship combined with the spiritual form of the Hindu religion of India. You will see local women dressed...

imb-ijin-mendirikan-bangunan 

What is an IMB?

An IMB is essentially the building permit or “permit to establish a building” that also serves as a registration document for the building and specifies what the building can be used for. The IMB permit defines (through a pile of associated documents that are lodged with the application) the spe...

Can foreigners buy property in Bali? 

Buying Property in Bali as a Foreigner

​Can foreigners buy property in Indonesia? As stated in the regulation of foreign property ownership, Government Regulation (PP) No. 103 issued late December 2015, not all foreigners are permitted to purchase domestic property. There are several conditions that must be met, and listed below are so...

8 steps to buy a Bali property 

How to Buy Property in Bali: 8 Steps on How to get it right!

Do your homework first before even considering buying a property in Bali. There are many stringent laws regarding foreign property ownership and without professional guidance from the Paradise Property Group, you risk running into unnecessary problems. Buying property is a big investment decision. ...

Indonesian property ownership for foreigners 

Indonesian Property Ownership Structures

Foreigners wishing to purchase property in Indonesia, whether for personal or commercial purposes, need to be aware that the property laws and ownership structures differ from the legal conventions that apply in their home country. Indonesia has stringent requirements in regards to acquiring proper...

 

Retiring in Bali | 9 News Perth

Australians and New Zealanders who are reaching retirement age & planning on investing their money in property, should look further afield than Australia & New Zealand & consider Bali as the perfect place to relax and enjoy their nest egg. And one reason, is because your hard earned doll...

 

Step-by-step to Set Up a Business in Indonesia

With its huge market potential, Indonesia gets more and more attention of foreign investors to set up a business in the country. Apart from the benefits, Indonesia Law No. 40/2007 rules that foreign investors can conduct commercial activities in Indonesia by setting up a legal entity called a foreig...