Foreign Manufacturer Certification Scheme (FMCS)

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What is FMCS (Foreign Manufacturer Certification Scheme)?

As per BIS Act, 2016 and Bureau of Indian Standards (Conformity Assessment) Regulations, 2018, BIS has the authority to provide the license to the foreign manufacturer to sell products in the Indian market.

FMCS BIS certificate is only granted to those manufacturers whose product conforms to the Indian Standards. Though, these standards could be voluntary or mandatory.

Is obtaining an FMCS BIS certificate mandatory?

Yes, it is essential to obtain FMCS for mandatory products. Without a certificate, you won’t be able to sell your products in the Indian market. 

Thus, to gain easy market access, legal benefits, and more, a manufacturer should obtain the FMCS BIS certificate. Though the process of obtaining the FMCS certificate is tedious, our expert team can make this process a lot easier as we are directly coordinating with the BIS officer for proper follow-ups and acknowledgments. 

This ensures effortless commencement of the procedure to acquire an FMCS BIS certificate.

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List of Mandatory Product Under Foreign Manufacturer Certification Scheme

Food and food-related products
Medical equipment
Cattle Feeds
Electric transformers
Aluminum Foil
Kitchen appliances
Oil pressure stove
Electric motors
Chemicals and fertilizers
and others

Documents Required For FMCS BIS Certification

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.
  • List of raw materials and Raw material test Certificate.
  • A list including information on test equipment and  Test Equipment Calibration Certificate.
  • If applicable, drawing of the product or its components.
  • Test report according to Indian Standards.
  • Nomination. 
  • Undertaking and Declaration.

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

Activities involved in the completion of the FMCS BIS 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 BIS 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. Moreover, we have a proven record in obtaining 300+ FMCS BIS certificates and still working on 50+ projects.

Process of Obtaining Foreign Manufacturer Certification Scheme

The application form will be duly filed 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.


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.

Benefits of FMCS license

  • The Bureau of indian standards (bis) has been providing the services for the services for the foreign manufacturer certification scheme (fmcs) from the year 2000 under BIS act, 2016 and rules framed under this act.
  • Under FMCS, a foreign manufacturer is granted the license to use an indian mark on a product that conforms to Indian standards.
  • The scheme is applicable for the grant of license for all products except electronics & IT products notified by Meity.
  • The license for FMCS is granted by the foreign manufacture certification department (FMCD) located at BIS Headquarters, New Delhi.

Our Role in Obtaining FMCS BIS Certificate

We will educate you concerning every aspect of the FMCS BIS certificate.

We 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 a 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. 

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.


With 8 years of experience in this particular industry, JR Compliance & Testing Labs have helped manufacturers with over 300+ 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 BIS, 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.

For expert and professional services, contact us immediately.

Have questions? We've got answers.

What is the validity of FMCS Certification ?

This certification is valid for only one year and can be further renewed at least one month before the expiry date.

Fmcs certificate comes under which BIS scheme?

This scheme was introduced under Scheme I of BIS and the motive of this scheme was to make sure the quality of the products in the Indian market for the customers.

Who can apply FMCS Certificate?

Only a foreign manufacturer who is into the manufacturing of the product that is covered under the FMCS scope can apply for this certification.

What is the penalty of mis-using BIS FMCS Mark?

If any product manufacturer counterfeits the registered mark, then a penalty of Rs. 50,000 along with one year of imprisonment will be imposed on that manufacturer.

Is it mandatory to register FMCS Certification?

Yes, it is mandatory because, without this, you won't be able to sell your products in the Indian market.

Fmcs full form

FMCS stands for Foreign Manufacturer Certification Scheme, which falls under Scheme I of BIS Registration for quality testing.

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