BIS Certification-All You Need to Know

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The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) certification is the way of imparting the product’s quality, safety, and credibility of the brands, manufacturers, and producers to the customers. It is discreetly in nature. 

BIS came into existence in 1986 under the act of Parliament. BIS certification incorporates testing, hallmarking, product certification, standard formulation, and calibration. 

Moreover, in the year 2016, the new Bureau of Indian Standards Act, 2016 came into existence which has fortified the activities of the BIS considering standardization and certificate of products, articles, system, process, and services.  

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Advantages of BIS Certification

Legal Benefit

The foremost advantage of a BIS certificate is the legal benefits such as manufacturing products uninterruptedly and unchallenging imports. Above all, you don’t have to run to obtain the certificate to fill the government tender, nor do you have to be scared of apprehending. 

Why is the BIS certificate essential from the law’s perspective?

BIS certification is important in the eyes of law because it certifies that your product is manufactured by following the standards laid by the BIS. Hence, it ensures superior quality products and your product will have a unique identity which will be noticed through BIS certified logo. 

Further, if your product falls under the mandatory product list and fails to obtain the BIS certification, the manufacturing of the product will be debarred in India as well as in foreign countries.

Not only this, but the felon would be punishable with incarnation up to 2 years or fine not below 2 lakh, or both.

 Competitive Advantage

Getting a BIS Certificate for your product doesn't only give importance to your product but also gives you an edge over your competitors. BIS-certified product signifies its purity, authenticity, legitimacy, and safety. 

An uncertified product might get gross sale overnight, but it will never be able to preserve the credibility and trust of the customer. Also, uncertified products are abysmal and have possible health risks. On the contrary, a certified product offers a product of high quality. 

As a result, the consumer can make a comprehensible choice and would certainly prefer certified products because BIS-certified products do not leave room for objection but ensure viability. 

Not only this but also every manufacturing firm, despite the nationality of the producer, needs to obtain the BIS certification to continue uninterrupted sales of products in India.

Confirm Implacable Quality Standards

For every manufacturer, BIS has adopted the holistic approach for the enactment of quality compliance. Now, the entities which fall under the BIS registration have to follow particular standards to manufacture goods.

Along with this, the BIS-certified products are examined in the lab to ensure that the product has fulfilled all the BIS requirements. Now, for the product examination, the random samples are taken from the manufacturing units and sent to the laboratory. As the laboratory certified that the product is up to mark, it gets the BIS certification. Hence, it is of high quality.       

Though the procedure is the same, it is a little tedious, yet, it is peremptory to ensure a high-quality product.

Does BIS investigate the production premises?

Yes, BIS does investigate the production premises by surprise visits. Thus, this allows the BIS to constantly surveil the production facilities to maintain the quality of product and given compliances.

Market Access

BIS certificate provides a good opportunity for the new or existing companies to gain market access. Because as mentioned, the BIS certificate enables the consumer to trust your product as it ensures credibility and trust. 

Thus, allow the manufacturer to gain the trust of the consumer easily. 

Additionally, the BIS certificate is also helpful in creating an added share, sales, or revenue as well as allow the manufacturer to exercise more control, reporting, and better management.

BIS Mark Products List

Steel and Steel Products
Malleable Iron Shots and Grits
Cattle Feeds
Helmets for Two Wheelers
Aluminum Foil
LED lights
Foot Wear
Automobile Wheel Rim Components
Air Conditioner and its related parts
Reflectors For Bicycles
and others

Documents Required For BIS Certification (ISI, FMCS, and CRS) |

As mentioned above, there are three types of BIS certifications that require different documents,

1. Documents Required For ISI Certification
  • The legal identity of the establishment (GST certificate, Partnership Deed, Certificate of Incorporation, etc).
  • If applicable, submit the product or component drawing.
  • In-house testing report.
  • A list including information of raw materials used and a replica of test certificates of raw materials.
  • Details of manufacturing machinery.
  • Documents of a brand trademark.
  • List of quality testing persons & Copies of Certificates of Qualification of Quality Control Personnel.
  • Factory location plan from nearby railway station or airport or landmark and guidance regarding how to reach the BIS office.
  • List of test equipment.
  • Undertaking or Declaration will be provided by us.
2. Documents Required For FMCS Certification
  • Business license and ISO certificate. If available in another specific language, English translation is mandatory.
  • Process flow chart. 
  • If any, information of other certificates for products or factory system.
  • List of manufacturing machinery.
  • A list including information on test equipment and  Test Equipment Calibration Certificate.
  • If applicable, drawing of the product or its components.
  • Information of the quality person (appointment letter, qualification certificate, and information on experience as an in-lab in charge).
  • Test report according to Indian Standards.
  • Undertaking and Declaration.
3. Documents Required For CRS
  • Form I.
  • Business license. 
  • ISO certification.
  • Brand trademark.
  • Brand Authorization letter / Brand declaration letter.
  • Affidavit.
  • Nomination letter.
  • AIR ID Proof.
  • AIR Authorization letter.
  • AIR company GST.
  • Test Report.
  • Critical component list.
  • Undertaking.

BIS Certification Types

Below-mentioned are the three types of certifications comes under the Bureau of Indian Standards,

A woman using microscope for product testing under BIS

ISI Certification 

Before indulging in the procedure of the ISI certification, let’s commence with what is ISI Mark?

It is a product certification scheme commenced by the BIS. ISI mark ensures that your product has complied with the prescribed standards. 

ISI certification is mandatory to obtain for certain products without which you won’t be allowed to sell the product in India.

In a nutshell, it ensures high-quality products along with the safety of the consumers.

Process of Obtaining ISI Certification 

The application form needs to be filled on BIS official website.

Further,  a factory inspection will be conducted for the assessment of manufacturing infrastructure, production process, quality control, and testing capabilities.

During an inspection, a product sample will be drawn for testing in a third-party laboratory.

ISI logo

To review, the test report of the product sample will be used.

Finally, you can obtain the certificate, if your product complies with the laid standards.

To be noted, it is not easy as it seems, though, with the assistance of the JR Compliance, you can effortlessly make this tedious process unchallenging because we possess the required experience and expertise in procuring an ISI certificate. Moreover, we are an award-winning compliance service provider who guarantees to meet the time constraints without compromising test methods.

FMCS (Foreign Manufacturer Certification Scheme) Certification 

BIS FMCS is the license that is granted to foreign manufacturers for compliance with the Indian Standards.

For the sale of certain products in the Indian market, you are required to complete the BIS certification process, without which you would not be able to sell your products in the Indian market. 

Also, the documentation and other processes under BIS FMCS certification are done offline with direct coordination with the BIS officer.

Activities involved in the completion of the FMCS certification process could be perplexing for the foreign manufacturers, especially if you are obtaining it for the first time. That’s why we are assembled to help your businesses grow and expand by delivering what our clients desire, i.e., obtaining a BIS certificate.

FMCS certification is a comprehensive process because it includes on-site activities such as traveling to the client’s destination country, sample collection, delivery of the sample product to India, etc. Moreover, the manufacturer pays a VISA fee, additional audit charges, $10,000 (USD) as a Performance Bank Guarantee, etc. 

JR Compliance cares about what we are providing to our clients, that’s why we are equipped with experts and resources to assist you in obtaining a BIS certificate or meeting the BIS requirement. Moreover, we have a proven record in obtaining 300+ FMCS certificates and still working on 50+ projects. So, get in tough with us, without worrying about BIS registration fees, because guarantee to provide you BIS certificate online at a reasonable price.

Process of Obtaining FMCS Certification

The application form will be duly filled accompanied by the required documents.

Along with form submission, a requisite fee will be paid, then a factory inspection will be conducted to verify the manufacturing and testing infrastructure.

During factory inspection, the sample of a product will be drawn for independent testing.

Once the inspection and independent test report verify that the product is complying with the BIS standards, the registration process will move forward.

FMCS logo

Before the grant of a license, the applicant has to pay the license fee, advance minimum marking fee.

After making payments, the Agreement, Indemnity Bond will be signed and a $10,000 (USD) Performance Bank Guarantee must be furnished instantly after a grant of license.

The FMCS certificate will be issued if a product complies with the BIS standards.

Our Role in Obtaining ISI or FMCS Certificate

Our BIS certification agents will educate you concerning every aspect of the ISI or FMCS certificate, even we will provide you assistance in BIS application form for new license.

Our BIS agents will check whether a product falls under the purview of BIS or not, including whether a product complies with the BIS standards or not, then, after mutual understanding, the project will move forward. 

Obtaining an ISI or FMCS certification is no easy task, however, there is no better place to obtain it than JR Compliance because we will analyze the product requirements to give clear guidelines.

JR Compliance has experienced BIS consultants, who can assist you in the documentation, evaluation, and examination.

We are equipped with the necessary resources to conduct a virtual pre-audit to confirm that your manufacturing unit and production process are complying with BIS requirements or not. While in the case of ISI certification, we can also conduct an on-site pre-audit, if required.

JR Compliance will schedule a meeting with the BIS officer for a factory audit.

If you lack an in-house testing facility, we will help you in setting up one.


We will coordinate with a BIS accredited laboratory for product testing.

As a leading compliance service provider, JR Compliance will assist you in the custom clearance of the sample products.

You can expect reliable and punctual service delivery as we will also visit the BIS office on your behalf if required.

We invest our sustained efforts to meet the startled queries or demands of BIS.

In case of any concern, we assure to provide the finest solution.

Individuals helping each other in obtaining BIS certification

Compulsory Registration Scheme (CRS)

Under this scheme, electronic products, either imported or produced domestically, need to comply with the BIS standards. 

The conformity of the product will be issued after the examination and analysis of the samples and documentation for BIS registration.

In India, the Department of Electronics and Information Technology needs the obligatory certificate for 77 electronic products such as audio and video, IT equipment, mobile phones, smart card readers, and other similar gadgets. 

Hence, every foreign manufacturer of these products is required to obtain a BIS certificate to export products in India.

Consequently, if the foreign manufacturer operates in the Indian market without the BIS certificate, the manufacturer would be penalized under the BIS Act.

We are confident that we will be able to meet your expectations by providing speedy and efficient BIS registration services to eliminate the need for our client to turn to a third party for anything, including custom clearance of samples, documentation, product analysis, and more. Moreover, we are confident that we can provide you unparralled services in obtaining certificate for any mobile included in BIS certification for mobile phones list or any product under BIS mandatory list for import.

And we are proud to announce that we have completed over 10,000+ BIS registration (CRS) and are still working on 1000+ projects.

CRS BIS Registration Process | CRS Registration Process

The manufacturer’s profile will be created on the BIS portal.

The Test Report Format (TRF) will be generated for a BIS accredited laboratory. 

After TRF generation, the lab will submit the report under the client’s profile on the BIS portal.

Foreign applicants will duly appoint an Authorized Indian Representative (AIR) and must submit an affidavit cum undertaking as per Form A/B. While Indian applicants must submit affidavit cum undertaking as per Format C.

CRS logo

Furthermore, the online form will be submitted along with the required documents followed by the required fee.

The certificate will be granted based on testing, not based on the factory visit, consequently, the CRS certificate will be obtained if your product complies with the BIS (CRS) requirements.

Our Role in Obtaining CRS Certificate

We assist you to know whether a product falls under the purview of BIS.

For comprehensible guidance, we will first scrutinize the certification requirements of a product.

We will provide you information regarding a number of samples required for product testing because product sample requirement differs depending on product type.

We will educate you about the BIS CRS registration process, benefits, documents required, including any query you may have regarding the same.

Being a reputed BIS consultant, we will provide you technical and non-technical support.

JR Compliance offers competitive and excellent services to our clients by meeting the startled queries/demands of BIS.

To ensure the utmost convenience of our client, we will also assist you in the custom clearance of the sample product.

To meet your expectations we invest our efforts in day-to-day visits to the BIS office on your behalf if required.

We are available 24*7 to make sure our clients get what they expect from us, thus, we will provide you with the finest solution to your queries.

A man assisting another man in BIS certification


With 8 years of experience in this particular industry, JR Compliance & Testing Labs have helped manufacturers with over 1500+ projects. Born out of a passion for adding value to the business, problem-solving, and a determination to deliver practical advice to businesses of all sizes. 

We provide the IT and telecommunication system manufacturers to get their products certified from BIS India along with the Product Testing and Approval Services from WPC, EPR authorization,  India.

JR Compliance, with its wide network of partners, is working in more than 20 nations and has made global certification and approval quite easy.

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What all products are covered by the BIS certification?

The list is consistently being extended and already covers a wide range of several product groups, for example, construction products and materials, household products, consumer and office electronics, dairy items, and raw materials. It is to be expected that BIS will still take over more and more product certification areas from different authorities. An up-to-date list of all things that can be found on our BIS mandatory products page.

Products under Scheme-I (BIS ISI, FMCS)

Household Electronic Products
Oil stove pressure
Food and food-related products
Automobile accessories
Medical equipment
Cylinder, valves and regulators
Products of steel and iron
Electric transformers 
Electric motors
Chemicals, polymers, fertilizers, and textiles
Kitchen equipment/appliances
Air conditioner and its other parts, hermetic compressor and temperature sensing controls
Household water heater to use with Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)
Domestic gas stove to use with Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)
Plugs and Socket (Outlets and Alternating Current Direct Connected Static Prepayment Meters for Active Energy)
Household pressure cooker
Transparent float glass
Aluminium foil
Flat transparent sheet glass
Rubber hose for LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas)
Safety glass
Butterfly valves
Reflectors for pedal cycle
Woven sacks
Feeds for cattle
Wheel rim components for automobile
Helmets for two-wheeler automobiles
Press tool punches
Refrigerating appliances
Flux-cored electrodes (tubular)
Centrifugally cast iron pipes  (spun) 
PVP pipes and Fitting (for portable water supply) 
Sewing machine
PVC Pipes and Fittings for Drainage and Sewerage System
PVC Pipes and Fittings in Agriculture and in Suction and Delivery Lines of Agricultural Pumps and Rain Water Systems

For detailed information regarding the products visit the official website of BIS.

Products Under Scheme-II (CRS)

IT and Electronic Goods such as laptops, Bluetooth speakers, video camera, smart speakers, webcam, etc.
Low – Voltage switchgear and control gear such as storage battery, utility- interconnected photovoltaic inverters, etc.
Solar Photovoltaics, Systems, Devices and Components such as low–voltage switchgear and controlgear: switches, disconnectors, switch disconnectors and fuse – Combination units.

Visit the official BIS website to know more about each product under Scheme-II.

Advantages of Obtaining BIS Certificate For Your Products

Getting BIS on your product doesn't only give your product importance yet, it also gives you an edge over your competitors. BIS-certified product signifies its purity, authenticity, legitimacy, and safety. But it's an expensive affair and could become a major problem for medium small scale enterprise unit yet one should understand its importance and take it as their investment plan. BIS certified items help you to mark your presence in government tenders as govt. just invites only those organizations whose items are confirmed and also empowers manufacturers, brand owners, and merchants to import or manufacture the items without any interruption.

BIS-certified products help entrepreneurs to get immense revenue which ends up being the best approach to run their business successfully. Due to awareness in the general public, people always prefer to purchase certified products over non-certified products regardless of the value of the product. In other words, certified products always provide reliability, quality, and better customer satisfaction.

What is the difference between ISI Certification and ISI FMCS?

Under FMCS, a certificate is given to a foreign manufacturer to use the standard mark on the products that comply with Indian Standards. While ISI certification reflects that a domestic product abides by the Indian standards.

Moreover, the FMCS certificate has broad-based because it is a completely manual process, including activities such as off-shore traveling. Yet, its importance can not be overstated to sell products in the Indian market, like ISI certification.

Hence, both certifications are essential for the manufacturing and import of the products in India, if they fail to comply with the Indian standards, the manufacturer has to face credibility issues, trust issues, competitor disadvantages, etc.

In the case of mandatory products, if the manufacturer fails to obtain the ISI certification, the manufacturer is liable for a fine or imprisonment, both. 

Thus, its benefits are not limited to competitor advantages but it can also grant you legal advantages, and wider market access.

Why is BIS certification important?

BIS certification not only holds importance for customers’ safety but also provides a legal advantage to the manufacturer, especially if the product falls under the purview of BIS.

Yet, if manufacturers fail to obtain the BIS certification for the mandatory products, they have to face debarment for 2 years, a fine, not less than Rs 2 lakh, or both.

Moreover, a BIS license is essential to obtain to avail legal benefits, competitive advantages, quality of product, and easy market access.

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