How do I successfully complete the SMS verification for an ICP application?
Posted by , Last modified by Kai Strecker on 13 July 2022 11:24
After you have prepared all documents for the application or the update of an ICP licence and have submitted them via your provider in China, they will be checked in a first review by the responsible official. After a successful review of the documents, an SMS verification is carried out by the responsible Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) since September 2020, which must be initiated by your responsible official.
As part of the SMS verification both the person responsible for the website and the legal representative receive an SMS with a verification code on their respective Chinese mobile number. As these persons may not speak Chinese and both the SMS and the MIIT website are only available in Chinese, we have prepared a detailed description of the process below to help you successfully complete the SMS verification.
After receipt, the verification must be completed within 24 hours, as the code is only valid during this period.
The picture on the right shows an example of such an SMS. In addition to the actual verification code, this also indicates that the request has been submitted and that you should visit the MIIT website within the next 24 hours for verification.
Translated, the content reads: [Ministry of Industry and Information Technology] Verification code: 373390. Your new account has been submitted, the link for verification is: beian.miit.gov.cn, valid for 1 day [ICP recording from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology]
To complete the SMS verification, just visit the MIIT website. On the right side there is a form with three fields, which has to be filled in as follows:
The screenshot below shows an example of how to fill in the form.
After submitting the form by clicking the light blue button at the end of the form, you will receive one of the following three responses:
What can I do if I have not received a code by SMS?
If the person responsible for the website and the legal representative have not received a code on their mobile phone, the SMS can be resent via the MIIT website. This is recommended if you have received the message from your responsible official that the SMS has been sent, but you still have not received an SMS after 1-2 hours. To do this, you have to change the tab on the right side to get to the corresponding form.
The two fields must be filled in as follows:
After submitting the form, the SMS is resent to the specified mobile phone number. It is important to note that the SMS can only be resent within 24 hours after the responsible official has initiated the SMS verification.
If you were not able to complete the verification within 24 hours, a new sending must generally be initiated by the responsible official. Afterwards, you have another 24 hours to complete the SMS verification with the receipt of the new codes.
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