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“Do I really need an ICP License?”
It depends on whether you’ll host your website in Mainland China or Hong Kong
Host in Mainland China
All websites hosted in Mainland China are required by law to obtain an ICP license. Applying for an ICP license is therefore a legal requirement if you wish to host a website in Mainland China.
Host in Hong Kong
For small and medium sized enterprises that have a website with modest levels of user traffic, hosting in Hong Kong provides an attractive alternative to hosting in Mainland China.
“What license do I need to host a website in Mainland China?”
An ICP Filing, known in Chinese as “ICP BeiAn” and also referred to as an “ICP recordal” by some sources, is the first level of ICP certification. All applicants must apply for an ICP Filing regardless of whether their website is commercial or non-commercial in scope. After obtaining an ICP Filing, the licensee will be eligible to host their website on a China-based hosting server or CDN, but will not be able to integrate e-commerce features or online payments. As an ICP Filing does not permit the license to engage in direct online sales, the licensed website should only be used for informational purposes. An ICP Filing can take up to several months to process but Benglang offers processing within 20 working days.
ICP Commercial License
An ICP Commercial License, known as “ICP Zheng” in Chinese allows online platforms or third-party sellers of goods and services to deploy their website on a hosting server or CDN within Mainland China. To apply for an ICP Commercial License, you must first obtain an ICP Filing. After obtaining both an ICP Filing and ICP Commercial License the licensee is eligible to launch a website with e-commerce and online payment integration on a server or CDN based in Mainland China. An ICP Commercial License takes approximately 60 working days to process and Benglang provides this service to customers.
If you have any difficulties in acquiring an ICP License,
please contact us and we will help you.
“What material do I need to apply for ICP Filing?”
ICP Filing requires the applicant to submit documents listed below.
A photo of Business License of the company
A photo of valid ID certificate of the person in charge of the company
A photo of valid ID certificate of the person in charge of the website
A completed Filing Authentication Form to be submitted to MIIT
A photo of the person in charge of the website taken against a specified background
A mobile phone number to received verification code and verification calls