Open an official WeChat account without a legal entity in China?

In China, it’s not easy to open an official WeChat Official account without a legal entity. But there are a few ways to do it. In this article, we’ll show you how to open an official WeChat account without a legal entity in China. Let’s get started!

Do you need to create an official WeChat account but don’t have your own legal entity in China? It is possible. 

What is the normal solution?

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Set up a WOFE, So if you do not have a legal entity in China, you should set up a Wofe in China, it cost a lot and take time? 

How to have an official WeChat account without having a legal entity in China?

What is the other solution?

1- Use an Umbrella Company. it is quite risky and you can be kicked out by WeChat later.

2- If you have a Chinese importer or official Dealer that you trust, you can give to him the right to open the account for you. the risk is that if you want to change he will keep the account.

3- You can negotiate with Wechat, and put it on the White list if you are ready to spend 30k € per year on Advertising on WeChat. 

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  1. Recently, I get a lot of questions about Chinese tools like Weibo Ads, WeChat Ads, Icons V on Baidu, Qihoo 360, etc. so I decided to “treat” them as little blog posts. I start with WeChat Ads.

    There are 4 steps to open an Ads account on the No. 1 mobile application in China:

    Have an official WeChat account (and contrary to popular belief, foreign companies can have an official WeChat account! I’m French, and I have one)
    Gather these elements: – company name
    – company registration number

    – identification number of the administrator’s identity card, passport or driving license

    From there, you should have a user number called 服务 号 in Chinese
    Then

    Opening the WeChat Ads account next costs 99 dollars (so provide a means of payment)
    Remember to have your last three months of mobile and landline bills (requested as proof)
    You must wait 2 to 3 days for validation of the account by Tencent (group of which WeChat is a part)
    Identity card number, mobile and fixed lines, invoices, company registration, etc. that’s a lot of administrative documents to provide, but it is necessary if we want to get to the end of the process.

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