Indonesia Vehicle Registration Process & Rules Of The Road
Before we talk about registering a vehicle shipped to Indonesia, we should first address the steep import duties imposed, as well as the limits on what types of vehicles may be imported. Though there are some exceptions, most cars brought into Indonesia must have an engine displacement of no more than 3,000 CCs, and you may not bring in a used car unless you are a diplomat. Additionally, the import duty on vehicles can approach nearly 300% of its value making the total shipping costs very high.
Vehicle Registration Requirements
To register a vehicle in Indonesia as a foreigner, you will need to have a valid passport and a permit for either a temporary (ITAS) or permanent stay (ITAP). The vehicle registration (STNK) must be renewed annually and there are fines if you are caught driving without current registration.
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Getting An Indonesian Driver’s License & Helpful Resources
Two things you’ll probably want to have a handle on if you’re shipping a car, truck, or motorcycle to Indonesia are how to get a license and what to expect when driving. In this section, we’ll detail the documents needed for an Indonesian license and offer some links to online resources that offer more information.
Getting An Indonesian Driver’s License
To apply for a license in Indonesia, you have to be at least 17 years old and take both a written and road test. You will also need to present the following documents:
- Passport with copies
- Original & copy of ITAS permit
- Current license
- Proof of residence
- Medical review note from doctor
There may be some other things required during this process, such as the blue or red book (BPKB) you will receive as proof of ownership.
Indonesia Driving & Vehicle Resources
Indonesia Driving Tips - If you’re unfamiliar with driving in the area, make sure to review this resource which details some very helpful driving and transportation tips. Things like traffic flow and right of way operate much differently!
If You Get In An Accident - Another great resource that covers important tips about safety. Of particular interest is the section about what to do if you get into an auto accident—information you may not realize you need until it’s too late. Definitely a must read.
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Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
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