Contents of Administrative procedures - Department of Information and Communications

Procedure Extending License for establishing Internet Content Provider (ICP)

- The citizen/ organization prepares dossier according to the law.   
- The citizen/ organization selects one option to submit dossier.  The One Stop Shop of Department of Information and Communications receives and checks the dossier.  
If the dossier is complete and valid, One Stop Shop will accept it and issue a receipt with an appointment of the time and date for return of the result.
If it remains incomplete, the applicant shall be advised to add.  
- The citizen, organization receives result on the date noted in the receipt at One Stop Shop section or via postal service.
Note: Dossiers submitted via postal services are received and handled if they meet following requirements:
- Papers are notarized according to the law;
- Contact information is included;
- Citizen/ organization fills the form of Registration for receiving result of administrative procedures via postal service, and submit it together with the dossier.

Where to submit Where to submit - Option 1: The dossier can be submitted directly at the One Stop Shop of Department of Information and Communications, 185 Giang Vo Street, Dong Da District, Ha Noi. - Option 2: dossier can be submitted via postal service to One Stop Shop of the Department of Information and Communications, 185 Giang Vo Street, Dong Da District, Ha Noi (Tel. 04.37367115).
Contents and number of the dossier

* Dossier components:
- Written application for extending the license which indicate the period of extension;
- Copy of the issued License for establishing Internet Content Provider (ICP) attached with original paper for verification/ or notarized copy of the License.
* Number of dossier: 01 set of original papers

Processing duration 10 working days since receiving valid and complete dossier
Objects Organization/ business holding the Establishment Decision/ Operation License/ Operation Registration issued by competent state authorities of Ha Noi; vertical system of subordinate organizations under the Central Government in Ha Noi (organizations in the state system, political organizations, social-political organizations, social organizations, state-owned enterprises); universities, academies, colleges, educational establishments, vocational training facilities having their headquarters in Ha Noi; businesses licensed by the state agency under Central Government with head offices in Ha Noi; subordinate units of the groups with headquarters in Ha Noi
Competent agency Department of Information and Communications
Outcome License for establishing ICP
Fee None


Other requirements Organization/ enterprise must submit application for license extension and copy of the issued License to the authority 30 days before expiry date of the License. The License can be extended no more than two times, and each time no more than two years.
Legal basis

- Government Decree 72/2013/ND-CP dated July 15, 2013 on managing, providing, using internet services and information on internet;
- Ministry of Information and Communications Circular No. 09/2014/TT-BTTTT dated August 19, 2014 on detailing management, supply, use of information on ICP and social network.

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