Apply for a VNO License in India

Our legal experts and ISP consultants can help you with DoT’s Unified VNO license application process for service area categories ‘A’, ‘B’ or ‘C’.

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4 steps to get your VNO License

Our ISP consultants can help you apply for a Unified VNO License

1. Check eligibility criteria

Apply for an VNO license in India with our ISP consultant’s assistance. But first, check if you’re eligible.

2. Check required documents

To assist you with you VNO License application, you or your CA need need to check required documents

3. Compile Documents

A dedicated consultant will guide you after have you have kept your basic documents ready.

4. Get your VNO / ISP License!

After you get an approval from DoT on your ISP / VNO license, our ISP consultants will assist to buy bandwidth from Class-A providers.

Eligibility Criteria

To apply for a VNO or ISP License in India you need:

1. a Pvt. Ltd or Ltd Company

To apply for an ISP License you must have registered Private Limited (Pvt. Ltd.) or Public Limited (Ltd.) company. (Ask your CA for more details if you are unsure about this)

2. ISP mentioned in company's MoA

Your company’s Memorandum of Assoication (MoA) should have the term ‘Internet Service Provider’ mentioned in it. (Ask your CA for more details if you are unsure about this)


To assist you with VNO License Application, we need your CA to send us the following information:

Director's Information

Company Name (Pvt. Ltd or Ltd) Company’s Email ID Registered Company Number Registered Address of the Company Company Directors’ Names Profit sharing ratio of Directors Name of Authorized Director of company (for signing and communications via DoT)

Company Documents

A scanned copy of your company’s Article of Association (AoA) A scanned copy of your company’s Memorandum of Association (MoA) A scanned copy of your company’s Certificate of Incorporation (COI)

Your CA's details

Name of your CA Contact Number of your CA CA’s Firm name CA Membership No. CA’s Firm Reg. No.

A dedicated license consultant will be assigned to you after you compile the required documents

Frequently Asked Questions

Some insights between our clients and our VNO License Consultants

Do I need a Unified VNO license?
If you have no experience in the ISP business & limited capital to invest, we recommend you to opt for an existing ISP’s franchise. If you have some experience in the ISP business, you can consider opting for an VNO license. Having an VNO license makes it easier to buy bandwidth at cheaper rates. However, this only makes sense if you have an existing subscriber base.
How long is the Unfied VNO License valid till?
Your VNO license agreement is valid for 10 years.

Which service area authorization should I opt for?
The Government of India has come up with one license for all telecom related services, known as a Unified License. Under unified license, the license holder can apply for authorization of different services & service areas. To become an ISP, one must acquire a Unified License under which he will obtain Authorization for providing VNO/ISP services. Hence, it must be understood that one has to apply for an ISP Authorization for a service area under the Unified License. One company can hold only one Unified License, but can apply for service area authorization of multiple services and/or service areas. In India, there are 3 categories of Unified (ISP) license service area authorization: Category ‘A’ – National Area Category ‘B’ – Telecom Circle/Metro Area (Click here to view list of Category ‘B’ Service Areas) Category ‘C’ – Secondary Switching Area (Click here to view list of Category ‘C’ Service Areas)
How much time does this application take?
The complete process from filing your application to getting the Unified (ISP) license takes about 3-5 months. Once you file your application, the DoT will issue you a ‘Letter of intent’ within 2 months. After this, it takes about 1-3 months to furnish all bank guarantees and additional information required by the DoT.
What are the annual/quarterly compliance and costs?
Once you’re a licensed ISP, the DoT asks you to submit a quarterly report of your customer base, billing details & upload & download details. You are also required to pay 8% of your Gross Revenue to DoT. [This compliance can be filed via our ISP consultant on an annual agreement basis with them. Read more*]


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