How long does it take to apply an ICP license for website in China?

Submitted by ruo on Fri, 05/19/2017 - 13:31

What is an ICP license?

ICP license abbreviation for Internet Content Provider; Chinese: ICP备案; pinyin: ICP bèi'àn; literally: "ICP registration/filing") is a permit issued by the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology to permit China-based websites to operate in China.

How long does it take to get the permission?

Normally one month, below is the whole process:

ICP Type Process  verify result verify time verify comment
Initial ICP    

May 5th

 submit files for preliminary examination
Initial ICP preliminary examination  pass May 6th the file is ok and keep your cellphone on. Now the government demands that people can't visit a website wthout ICP license, they will check whether the website has been visited or not. Only a website without access can do the application. DO NOT visit your website during the whole process and make sure your cellphone is on. The related government staff will call you anytime to check the information again to make sure the owner of the website is right.
Initial ICP curtain application for photograph pass May 6th Pass without examination.The curtain will deliver to your address.
Initial ICP prepare photo for face to face check   May 9th finished
Initial ICP face to face check pass May 9th check and pass
Initial ICP deliver paper document to related department for check   May 11th done,deliver 3 copies of document to related department.
Initial ICP Data input and check   May 11th  pass
Initial ICP scan paper information and apply to  Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology department pass May 11th

After verification, the website can not visited and meet the demand that a website without ICP can not been visited.Please DO NOT visit the website before get an ICP license.

Initial ICP Audit by Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology department   May 19th pass and get an ICP license

This time every process goes smoothly. So we get the ICP license in 2 weeks.

NOTE:Now the government demands that people can't visit a website wthout ICP license, they will check whether the website has been visited or not. Only a website without access can do the application. DO NOT visit your website during the whole process.

We recommend you to apply a new .cn/.com domain name for China market only and do not visit it in order to pass your ICP license application.

We can help you to do the application, deliver paper files to related department and take a photo as your website master.

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