Owning a Vehicle in Indonesia

Find out how to buy a car or bike in Indonesia, plus information on registering and insuring it once the paperwork is completed...

Whether behind the wheel of a car or motorbike, drivers in Indonesia have to make sure that their vehicles are registered and insured correctly.

This section covers the processes and paperwork involved in buying a new car in Indonesia, as well as details on how to go about the private sale or purchase and re-registering of a second-hand used car. Also detailed information on vehicle insurance.

If you are thinking of bringing a car from your home country, it should be noted that it is illegal to import a used car to Indonesia, except in exceptional circumstances (for example for diplomatic personnel). Importing new vehicles is rare due to the high import duties which can be up to 300 percent of the value of the vehicle.