Overview of BIS Registration

The BIS Act of 2016 was created by BIS, the National Standard Body of India, to ensure the smooth progression of the operations of product standardization, marking, and quality certification as well as any issues related to or incidental to those activities. The national economy has benefited from transparency and visibility benefits provided by BIS in several ways, including through the provision of safe, high-quality goods, the reduction of consumer health risks, the promotion of imports and exports as alternatives, the control of variety of growth, etc.

                                       BIS Registration

BIS is engaged in multiple activities as given below:

Agile Checklist Standards Formulation

Agile Checklist Product Certification Scheme

Agile Checklist Compulsory Registration Scheme

Agile Checklist Foreign Manufacturers Certification Scheme

Agile Checklist  Hall Marking Scheme

Agile Checklist Laboratory Services

Agile Checklist Laboratory Recognition Scheme

Agile Checklist Sale of Indian Standards

Agile Checklist Consumer Affairs Activities

Agile Checklist Promotional Activities

Agile Checklist Training Services, National & International level

Agile Checklist Information Services

BIS Certification is awarded by the BIS in India to provide clients with third-party assurance of the accuracy, quality, and safety of their products. The government of our country has made it necessary for some items to consider public health. Online BIS Certification aims to increase customer trust in products, ensure quality, defend against unsafe things, and protect public health.

Origin of BIS

During the final years of British rule in India, when the nation was confronted with the enormous task of building up the industrial infrastructure, the Institution of Engineers (India) prepared the first draught of the Constitution of an Institution that could take on the task of formulating National Standards. This resulted in the Department of Industries and Supplies officially declaring the establishment of an organization known as the "Indian Standards Institution" in a memo released on September 3, 1946. The Indian Standards Institution (ISI) was established on January 6, 1947, and Dr. Lal C. Verman became its first Director in June of that year.

The organization focused on standardization activities in its early years. The Indian Standards Institution launched the Certification Marks Scheme by the Indian Standards Institution (Certification Marks) Act, 1952, to offer the benefits of standardization to common customers. The ISI Mark could be placed on products made by manufacturers who produced goods by Indian Standards thanks to the Scheme, which was officially introduced by the ISI in 1955–1956. To comply with the Certification Marks Scheme's standards, the foundation of a laboratory was established in 1963. The Indian Standards Institution (Certification Marks) Act, of 1952 governed the operation of product certification, but no laws applied to the creation of standards or any related tasks. Therefore, on November 26, 1986, a bill was filed in Parliament with this goal.

Through a legislative act dated 26 November 1986, the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) was established on 1 April 1987 with a broader mandate and more authority, taking over the personnel, assets, liabilities, and duties of the former ISI. The government intended to create a climate for quality culture and consciousness as well as increased consumer involvement in the creation and application of national standards through this transition.

The Bureau is a body corporate made up of 25 members who represent the federal and state governments, lawmakers, businesses, academic institutions, consumer advocacy groups, and professional associations. The vice-president and president-elect are the union minister of consumer affairs and state minister for food and public distribution, respectively.

Benefits of BIS Registration

Agile Checklist Lays the foundation for total quality management, or TQM


Agile Checklist Ensures greater resource use


Agile Checklist Get rid of the overhead costs incurred during product manufacturing


Agile Checklist Promote international reputation to ensure access to undeveloped markets abroad


Agile Checklist Significant evidence of the product's quality


Agile Checklist Allowing the deployment of customized quality management systems


Agile Checklist Assists the company in gradually establishing a reputation in the industry

Types of BIS Registration

BIS Compulsory Registration Scheme:

 Launched by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) under the Government of India in 2012, the BIS Compulsory Registration Scheme (CRS) mandated the compulsory registration of 15 different types of electronic products. Later, the Compulsory Registration Scheme was expanded to include a few additional electronic and information technology items. Therefore, anyone who manufactures, stores, or distributes items for import or sale that do not meet the order's stated Indian Standards and exhibit a mandatory mark with the BIS certification number is in violation. By submitting Form-I within smart registration and self-declaring conformance for each product, producers can receive this number under CRS.

BIS ISI Mark Certification:

Products falling under Scheme-I shall follow the procedure laid out to get  BIS ISI Mark Certification for all products covered by the plan. To participate in this scheme, the applicant must submit an application in Form V together with the necessary paperwork. Here, the issuing authority will carry out an initial factory assessment, gather samples, test them, and produce a testing report. If the product meets the confirmed quality standards, the BIS will issue a certification. The BIS ISI Mark Certification procedure under this scheme is typically completed in 30 to 45 Days.

BIS Ecomark Certification:

BIS Certification is awarded for ecologically friendly products under the ECO Mark scheme. All environmental products must meet the basic requirements of Indian Standards to receive an ECO mark from BIS. The ECO logo and the ISI mark are combined to create a single mark that is applied to those products. The BIS approves the use of the 'ECO' logo on the products, and together the ECO logo and mark are indicative of the fact that the product meets the criterion for environmental conservation as well as other relevant BIS standards. When a manufacturer currently has a valid BIS certification mark for an existing product and wishes to receive an ECO mark for a new product, the manager must make a specific request to the BIS. In pursuance of this, BIS shall provide the BIS certification under the ECO mark program in accordance with the stipulated procedures.

BIS Foreign Manufacturer Certification Scheme (FMCS): 

Under the Foreign Manufacturers Certification Scheme (FMCS), the BIS issues a BIS certification to foreign applicants or manufacturers within six months. For international applicants to be allowed to receive and utilize the ISI label on their goods, the FMCS system was first set up in 2000. Apart from the IT and electronics goods stipulated by the MeitY, this scheme qualifies for the certification of all products. The Foreign Manufacturers Certification Department, which is situated at the BIS headquarters in New Delhi, is responsible for granting licenses under FMCS.

BIS Hallmark Registration: 

Hallmarking is the proper assessment and formal documentation of the proportionate content of pure metal content in metals like gold and silver. Accordingly, hallmarks serve as assurances of the quality and refinement of precious metal items. Hallmark Registration Scheme seeks to safeguard consumers against corruption while also requiring manufacturers to adhere to regulatory fineness criteria. In India, the only commodities brought under the purview of hallmarking are gold and silver. Any jeweller can submit an online application on the portal for the registration certificate to sell gold and silver jewellery to receive the Hallmark. Once granted, the registration holds a validity of a lifetime.

Recognition of Assaying & Hallmarking Centres: 

The foundation for the Recognition of Assaying and Hallmarking Centres is the Indian Standard "IS 15820:2009 General Requirements for Establishment and Operation of Assaying and Hallmarking Centres." A centre that wants to be recognized must submit an application to BIS using the required form and include a quality manual that was created using the Generic Quality Manual. The process for granting, operating, renewing, suspending, and cancelling recognition of assaying and hallmarking (A&H) centres is outlined in these rules. Along with the BIS Act of 2016, BIS Rules of 2018, and BIS (Hallmarking) Regulations of 2018, these must be read. Specifically, Chapter II of the BIS (Hallmarking) Regulations, 2018 addresses the Grant, Operation, Renewal, and Cancellation of Certificate of Recognition. The Regional Offices and Branch Offices are responsible for handling any scenario that is generally not addressed by these guidelines in accordance with the provisions of the Act, Rules, and Regulations.

BIS Laboratory Recognition Scheme (LRS):

The Laboratory Recognition Scheme is run by BIS and is governed by Rule 32 of the BIS Rules 2018 and Section 13(4) of the BIS Act 2016. These statutory provisions give BIS the authority to accredit any laboratory inside or outside of India to perform sample testing for conformity assessment and any other tasks the Bureau may delegate. The Rules also call for the publication of instructions for the suspension, withdrawal, cancellation, or renewal of accredited laboratories. Additionally, BIS keeps a database of the labs that it has approved to test samples of products or processes in accordance with pertinent Indian Standards. 

Mandatory Products Under BIS Registration

Electrical Goods
Oil Pressure Stove
Automobile Parts
Cylinder, Valves, Regulator
Medical Equipment
Steel, Iron Products
Electrical Transformer
Electrical Motor
Chemicals, Fertilizers
Polymers and Textiles
Kitchen Appliances
Water Heater
Air Conditioner and parts
Plugs and Sockets
LPG Gas Stove
Transparent Float Glass
Cables & Wires
LPG Rubber Hose
Aluminium Foil
Non Electric Toys
Electric Toys
Transparent Glass
Safety Glass
Woven Sacks
Butterfly Valves
Reflector for Bicycle
Bicycle  & Its Parts
Automobile Tyres
Automobile Wheel Rim
Foot Wear
Press Tools Punches
Centrifugal Cast iron Pipes
Flux Cored Electrodes
Sewing Machine
Water Treatment  System
Jute Bag
Electronic Video Games
Laptop, Notebook, Tablets
Optical Disc Player
Microwave Ovens
Video Display Monitor
Printer, Plotter
Wireless Keyboard
Telephone Machine
Music System
Electronic Clocks
Set-Top Box
Power Adaptor
UPS, Invertors ≤5kVA
Power Adaptors
Electronic Control Gear
Ni-Cad Battery
VRLA Battery
Self-Ballasted LED Lamps
LED Luminaries
Mobile Phones
Cash Registers
PoS Terminals
Copying Machines
Mail Processing Machines
Postage Machines
Franking Machines
Smart Card Reader
Passport Reader
Power Banks
Recessed LED Luminaries
Street Light
LED Flood Light
LED Hand Lamps
LED Lighting Chains
LED  Emergency Light
UPS, Inverters
CCTV Camera, Recorder
Barcode Reader
Barcode Scanner
Iris scanners
Fingerprint scanners
Smart Watch
Standalone LED Module
Lighting Chainl, Rope
Induction Stove
External  Hard Drive
Wireless Headphones
Cash Dispensing Machine
External SSD
Electronic Music System
LED, LCD, Plasma TV
Rice Cocker
Wireless Microphone
Digital Camera
Video Camera
Smart Speaker
Bluetooth Speaker
Dimmers for LED Products
Mobile Phones

Documents for BIS Registration

Agile Checklist KYC of Proprietor/Partner/Director


Agile Checklist PAN Card of the Company


Agile Checklist Certificate of Incorporation/Partnership Deed


Agile Checklist Copy of GST Registration Certificate


Agile Checklist Copy of MSME/SSI Registration Certificate


Agile Checklist Proof of Ownership of the property


Agile Checklist Copy of Trademark Registration certificate, if available


Agile Checklist Layout plan of the manufacturing premises


20 Manufacturing process flow chart


Agile Checklist List of manufacturing machinery along with make & model


Agile Checklist List of testing equipment installed in manufacturing premises


Agile Checklist Certificate of calibration of the testing equipment installed in the lab


Agile Checklist Physical samples of the product for testing purposes


Agile Checklist Test report of the product issued by a BIS-approved lab


Agile Checklist A letter of approval from the CEO/Authorized person in the Name of the Authorized Signatory


Agile Checklist Authorized Indian Representative letter in case of foreign manufacturer


Agile Checklist Technical details like PCB Layout, Schematic Diagram, User manual, Critical component list etc.


Agile Checklist  An undertaking & affidavit duly signed & stamped

Registration Process of BIS

          BIS Registration Process
Step 1: Selection of applicable certification: 

An applicant has to check the applicable certification based on the product scope issued by BIS. There are multiple standards published by BIS based on the product that is mandatory or voluntary under BIS. 

Step 2: Registration with the BIS Portal Registration: 

Once we are done with the selection of applicable standards for the certification, the applicant needs to register with the BIS Portal Registration to create login credentials by using a mobile number, email ID, and documents related to company incorporation.   

Step 3: Sample Testing:

The manufacturer or Importer of the product needs to connect with a BIS-approved lab and has to submit the sample for testing of the product as per applicable standards. The BIS-approved lab will issue a test report after testing the sample.

Step 4: Drafting & Submission of Application:

Mandatory Application Forms and formats along with requisite company documents details, process flowchart etc. need to be submitted online via the portal duly signed and stamped.

Step 5: Scrutiny of the Application: 

A BIS reviewing officer will verify, inspect or schedule an audit of the premises in order to verify the complete submitted application along with a technical format and test report received by BIS approved lab.

Step 6: Grant of BIS Certification: 

After the successful verification of the application by a BIS reviewing officer or inspector, An applicant will be rewarded a BIS Certificate. The validity of the certificate might vary based on the type of BIS certification. 

Role of Agile Regulatory

It is clear that obtaining BIS certification is a complex process that requires sufficient competence and a professional attitude. The documentation section has several errors, which inevitably result in the cancellation of the application. You won't have to deal with these difficulties if Agile Regulatory Support is available. You only need to provide our experienced professionals with the necessary credentials and information, and you're good to go. Our experts will handle all the paperwork and guarantee timely delivery of certification with no problems.

Agile Regulatory: India,s Trusted Legal Business Consultant in Noida offers a complete package of obtaining a BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) certificate by providing expert guidance and support to manufacturers or importers. Our responsibilities start from assessing BIS requirements, assisting in documentation preparation, coordinating product testing, ensuring quality control measures, preparing for factory inspections, troubleshooting compliance issues, and offering ongoing monitoring and maintenance to ensure consistent compliance. Additionally, Agile Regulatory helps clients optimize costs, understand market opportunities, and leverage the BIS certificate for growth.


BIS stands for Bureau of Indian Standard a quality certification applicable to certain products which come under BIS prevue.BIS issues multiplle cetificaton like crs, isi, fmcs, hallmark, ecomark certificate for various product and businesses. 

CRS Certificate refers to the Compulsory Registration Scheme issued by BIS to the Importer & Manufacturer of certain electronics of IT equipment which comes under the scope of the BIS Compulsory Registration Scheme.

Yes, BIS Certification is mandatory for Foreign Manufacturer who wants to sell/export/launch their product in India.

No, ISI Mark is an application for Manufacturers only; however, dealers, wholesalers, and retailers can take the end product from ISI Marked Manufacturers only to increase their market value.

A Hallmarking Registration certificate has been issued by BIS for Gold and Silver Jewelers shop owners however Recognition of Assaying & Hallmarking Centre has been issued by BIS for testing of Gold and Silver. 

BIS issues an ISI Mark Certificate to confirm that a product meets specific quality and safety standards in India.

Hallmark certificate is issued by the BIS to ensure the quality and conformity of precious metal articles like gold and silver

Valdity of a BIS certificate varies depending on the type.

An applicant needs to submit company documents, KYC of the authorized person, test report, technical specification, etc. in order to get a BIS certification.

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