BIS Certification

BIS Certification

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Bureau of Indian Standard (BIS) Certification/registration is necessary for all the electronics products sold in India, which are listed under the Compulsory Registration Scheme (CRS) governed by the government of India. It gives a third-party guarantee of the quality, safety, and reliability of products to customers. The government has made BIS Registration mandatory for 49 products taking into consideration public health.

All manufacturers must obtain ISI CRS and BIS Certificate before importing goods/products in India and for carrying out services regarding sales in the Indian market.

The Objective of BIS Registration in India

The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) is the national standards body of India, responsible for the development, maintenance, and promotion of standards in various areas such as products, services, processes, and systems. BIS registration in India is mandatory for various products and is aimed at ensuring the quality, safety, and reliability of products and services for the Indian market. 

The objectives of BIS registration in India are as follows:

  1. BIS Certificate ensures that the products and services conform to the specified standards and meet the quality requirements set by the government of India.
  2. it ensures that the products and services are safe for the consumers to use and do not pose any risk to their health and safety that are critical to public health and safety, such as food, electrical equipment, and building materials.
  3. It safeguards the consumers from illegal as well as substandard products or services by making sure that the product or services fulfill the standard of quality and safety issued by the government of India.
  4. BIS Registration assist Indian producers in exporting applicable items to various other nations, which enhances the Indian economic status as a reliable supplier of high-quality products.
  5. BIS Certification assists manufacturers as well as importers to comply with the regulatory needs as well as prevent penalties due to non-compliance.

Who Can Obtain CRS, ISI, and BIS Certificate?

The following are the eligible applicants for BIS Certification:

  • Any Manufacturers in India or outside India producing products notified in the Compulsory Registration Order can apply for BIS Registration under the Compulsory Registration Scheme(CRS).
  • Manufacturers have to apply for a separate Registration number for products being manufactured at different locations.
  • Manufacturers have to apply for a separate Registration number for each brand being manufactured at the same location.

BIS License Registration Scheme

The BIS Compulsory Registration Scheme (CRS) is an obligatory certification scheme introduced by the BIS for specified items sold in India. The objective of the CRS BIS certificate is to ensure that the products satisfy the quality and safety, and security requirements set by BIS.

  1. Under the BIS CRS Certification, specific items require BIS Registration prior to being sold and marketed in the Indian market.
  2. The listing of items that need BIS Certification is readily available on the BIS official website and includes items such as electronic products, batteries, chemicals, building materials, and other equipment.
  3. The BIS Compulsory Registration procedure involves product testing in BIS-approved laboratories to make sure that they fulfill the specified quality and security requirements.
  4. BIS Registration conducts an assessment of the production center to guarantee that the manufacturing procedures are in compliance with the requirements set by BIS.

Steps involved in the bureau of Indian standard (bis) registration:

  • First of all, the sample of products is to be offered to the BIS Authorized Indian Laboratory" for analysis under a defined BIS Certificate.
  • Secondly, after getting the test report, you need to apply for BIS Certificate will be issued.

Timeline & Validity of BIS CRS and ISI Registration:

  • The time for BIS Registration will be approx. 30-35 days, including testing time (15-20 days)
  • The BIS certificate issues are effective for a period of two years and can be renewed thereafter.

Documents Required for BIS Certificate in India

  • Address Proof- Business License or any other document issued by Govt
  • Registration certificate of the brand
  • Test Report of the lab
  • FORM VI Online generated copy (duly signed and sealed)
  • Certificate issued by the Registrar of Companies
  • An affidavit cum undertaking
  • Affidavit as per Format C

How ASC Help?

  • ASC Group is a leading CA firm & Provides all services related to BIS registration and compliance in accordance with the BIS certification.
  • Provide ends to end consultancy and services for BIS Certification of new products that come under the Compulsory Registration Scheme (CRS) in the Bureau of Indian Standards.
  • Issuance of Bureau of Indian Standard renewal BIS Registration.
  • Providing consultancy & arrangement for ISI licenses issued by the BIS department
  • Providing consultancy and services for the approval of (Bureau of Energy Efficiency) BEE registration.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the validity of the renewed BIS license?

After renewal, the BIS license shall be valid for a minimum period of 1 year and a maximum period of 5 years.

Whether hallmarking is also covered under the BIS act, 2016?

Yes. BIS Act, 2016 also covers the hallmarking. It is primarily regulated by BIS (Hallmarking) regulations, 2018 laying down regulations for registration of jewellers, grant of license for refineries and recognition for Assaying and Hallmarking Centres.

Whether a BIS license is mandatory for the import of products in India?

BIS certification scheme is voluntary. However, for certain products as notified by the government, a valid BIS license is mandatory.

How BIS can provide a competitive advantage over other products?

BIS certificate for your product acts as a great advantage over your competitor’s product as it certifies the legitimacy, authenticity, purity and safety of your products. This helps in gaining the trust and credibility of the consumers at large.

Can a single application be submitted for different products and Indian Standards Specification (ISS) being manufactured in the same factory?

It is mandatory to file different applications for different products and ISS even if they are manufactured in the same factory location.

Whether single application can be filed for a single product being manufactured in different factories?

Separate applications shall be filed for separate factory applications even if the product and ISS are the same.

What is BIS registration?

BIS Registration is the compulsory scheme introduced by BIS for certain items sold in India to guarantee and comply to quality as well as safety and security criteria.

What is the difference between ISI mark certification and BIS CRS registration?

ISI mark certification is a qualification mark that shows that the product complies with the quality and also safety criteria established by BIS. BIS compulsory certification scheme to ensure products sold in India to make certain that they satisfy the quality and also safety and security requirements established by BIS.

What are the benefits of BIS registration?

BIS Certificate ensure that the certain items issued by government of India to comply with quality, safety and security standards, which assists in safeguarding the customers from fraudulent products. BIS registration is recognized internationally, which helps Indian suppliers to export the products to various other countries and recognize India as a reliable market of quality products.

What are the products that require BIS registration?

The checklist of items that mandates BIS registration includes electronic and IT items, batteries, chemicals, building materials, as well as machinery, etc. 

How to apply for BIS registration?

Producers or importers require to submit an application along with documentation for BIS Certification with required fee.

What are the consequences of not obtaining BIS registration?

Selling items in India without BIS Certificate leads to penalty under Indian law and unable to operate or sell in Indian market.

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Santosh Sawant

Hi please note have obtained a BIS Hallmark certificate for silver jewellery however ecomm platforms ask fir signed and sealed copy is it possible please help. thanks

Pravin Prajapati

Sir the BIS certificate mandatory to import SS304 sheet in india.


Hi Can you please help to know about the BIS Registration process and time line for our lighting products.

ASC Group

Thankyou for writing us. Have forwarded your query to concerned professional. He will assist you throughout the process.

Shivam Tiwari

Very informative blog. After reading this blog my all doubts are clear...


I need your help to apply for bis registration & thanks for sharing this valuable information with us.

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Amit Shahani

Wow.. very thankful to you because you share this valuable information with us.

ASC Group

Thanks Amit

Ramachandran Ramakrishnan

My Chinese steel mill whom I represent exclusively in india needs to register with BIS six product groups I am authorized to coordinate Need procedures and costs with time frames Your profile. List of references of companies you successfully registered

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further information please contact with our team

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