Client Update: New Regulation on the Procedures for Granting, Relinquishing or Transferring Ownership of Residential Property for Foreign Citizens Domiciled in Indonesia

April 22, 2016


On 21 March 2016, the Indonesian Minister of Agrarian Affairs and Spatial Layout/Head of National Land Agency issued the Ministerial Regulation No. 13 of 2016 on the Procedures for Granting, Relinquishing or Transferring Ownership of Residential Property for Foreign Citizens Domiciled in Indonesia (“MR 13/2016”), as an implementing regulation for the Government Regulation No. 103 of 2015 on the Ownership of Residential Property for Foreign Citizens Domiciled in Indonesia (“GR 103/2016”).

MR 13/2016 revoked and replaced the Ministerial Regulation No. 7 of 1996, as amended by Ministerial Regulation No. 8 of 1996 (collectively, “MR 7/1996”) regarding the same matter.

MR 13/2016 will be effective as of the date of its promulgation by the Ministry of Law and Human Rights (“MOLHR”) but the process has not yet been completed.

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Author : MDC