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Instructions for How to Comment to the FCC

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) held a public meeting on June 17 that proposed prohibiting certain equipment on the Covered List that the Commission maintains, and this proposed ruling could prevent Hikvision products from being available in the U.S. market. The FCC voted to seek public comment on the proposal.

There is a 30-day period when the FCC will receive comments from the public. You can comment and share your experience. The FCC will consider the comments received in developing final rules.

The comment period ends on September 20, 2021. You must make your comments to the FCC on or before this date.



You have a rich experience in the industry and commenting will allow you to share how the FCC proposal will affect you, your family, your business, and your customers, to help the FCC in their decision-making process. You can respond to these questions to help you formulate a comment:

  • Have you ever had any issues or concerns with the security of Hikvision cameras?
  • How will the FCC proposal impact your business?
  • How will the FCC proposal affect your family or livelihood?
  • How will the FCC proposal impact your customers’ safety, security, and livelihood?
  • How will the FCC proposal impact the safety and security of surveillance system networks?





You may submit comments, identified by ET Docket No. 21-232, by any of the following methods:

  1. Electronic Filers: Comments may be filed electronically using the internet by accessing the ECFS: (detailed instructions may be found below).
  2. Paper Filers: Parties who choose to file by paper must file an original and one copy of each filing.
    • Filings can be sent by commercial overnight courier, or by first-class or overnight U.S. Postal Service mail. All filings must be addressed to the Commission's Secretary, Office of the Secretary, Federal Communications Commission.
    • Commercial overnight mail (other than U.S. Postal Service Express Mail and Priority Mail) must be sent to 9050 Junction Drive, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701.
    • S. Postal Service first-class, Express, and Priority mail must be addressed to 45 L Street NE, Washington, DC 20554.
    • Effective March 19, 2020, and until further notice, the Commission no longer accepts any hand or messenger delivered filings. This is a temporary measure taken to help protect the health and safety of individuals, and to mitigate the transmission of COVID-19. See FCC Announces Closure of FCC Headquarters Open Window and Change in Hand-Delivery Policy, Public Notice, DA 20-304 (March 19, 2020).

People with disabilities: To request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities (braille, large print, electronic files, audio format), send an email to or calling the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (TTY).





Electronic comments may be submitted via the ECFS website by the following methods:

  • STEP 1 - Go to and confirm you are on the “Express Comment” submenu tab near the top of the page:

    FCC Commenting Instruction 1

  • STEP 2 - Enter the relevant FCC docket number 21-232 in the field labeled “Proceeding(s)”, then complete all the required fields marked by an asterisk:

    FCC Commenting Instruction 2

  • STEP 3 - Type your comments directly into the “Brief Comments” field. When you are done, check the “Email Confirmation” box to receive an email confirmation, and click on “Continue to review screen” to begin the submission process, or “Reset form” to clear the form and begin again:

    FCC Commenting Instruction 3


Please Note:

  • DEADLINE: Electronic comments must be filed by midnight Eastern Time September 20, 2021.


As always, we thank you for your business, and look forward to partnering together to address these challenges.