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BIS-ISI Certificate for Foreign Manufacture

BIS-ISI Certificate for Foreign Manufacture

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BIS-ISI Certificate for Foreign Manufacture

Do you wish to get the BIS-FMCS mark certification for your products?


If so, then you have landed on the right destination where we will help you with every small procedure and requirement for BIS-FMCS certification. Not to mention India has always been the most trusted and favorable destination for foreign as well as domestic manufacturers. Mainly because of globalization, as it unfolded the world economy for import-export, selling products in different countries, manufacturing and many more. 


India, the fastest developing economy, has also invited many domestic and foreign companies to manufacture and sell products to consumers. There are many popular companies like Philips,Tata, Jhonson and Jhonson, and more that have already started manufacturing and others are in the discussion phase to invest hugely in manufacturing. 


But similar to other countries, India has also set some rules and standards so that consumers are able to receive trusted and quality assured products. You can never sell products directly to consumers without meeting the standards and compliances set by the Indian government. This is where the BIS-FMCS mark scheme comes into the picture where manufacturers get product certification by the Bureau of Indian Standards. Today there are a total of 379 mandatory products that need BIS-FMCS certification. 

List of Documents Required for ISI (BIS) Certification are as under:

  • Basic information about the factory and product category
  • A copy of the test report generated by the internal laboratory within a month
  • Proof of the Manufacturing Unit's Address
  • Trade Mark Registration, if available
  • Certificate from concerned regulatory agencies for manufacturing
  • Drawing of the product
  • Installed Capacity at the Moment
  • Details of Raw Materials
  • Details of Machines
  • Layout plan of factory
  • Details of Manufacturing Process
  • The type of packaging
  • Information on Test Equipment
  • Details of quality control staff
  • Method of disposal of substandard product
  • Factory Organizational Chart
  • Location Map of Factory
  • Specific Requirements for Foreign Manufacturers

Standard Costing 

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Standard Timeline 

Foreign manufacturers - 5 - 6 months approx.

Process for Foreign Manufacturer

The following are the steps to obtain an BIS-ISI certificate:

Step 1  :  Application 

  • Compilation of all the required documents
  • Document submission and application fee
  • Application Number Allocation
  • Examining applications

Step 2  :  Query Raised (If Any)

  • Intimation of any missing document or Non-compliance
  • Submission of reply

Step 3  :  Inspection (Audit)

  • The payment of the inspection/audit fee
  • Nomination of Inspecting Officer
  • Schedule the itinerary as per availability
  • Inspection of Manufacturing Unit to check the Testing facilities for 3 man-day

Step 4  :  Sample Testing

  • samples examined on the manufacturing grounds IN THE AUDIT
  • Samples sealed and drawn to be sent to BIS approved Laboratory
  • Test Reports recieved to BIS (FMCD)

Step 5  :  Grant of License

  • Sample passed; notice to pay licence and marking fees
  • Letter for Grant of License issued

Step 6 : Indemnity & PBG

  • Agreement / Indemnity Bond signed by Authorized Indian Representative
  • Submission of a Performance Bank Guarantee (PBG) for USD 10,000

Validity and Renewal

The initial duration of the licence to use the Standard Mark (FMCS-ISI) shall be at least one year and a maximum of two years. Applications with the necessary fees and supporting documentation under the current licence may be submitted to extend the product variety covered by the licence.

By paying renewal costs and marking fees and providing a few supporting documents, a licence may be renewed for another five years.


As of now, There are following products which needs be registered with BIS and require BIS Registration to Manufacture/Import and sell the product in the INDIAN market. Click on below listed products for more information. Call us at +91-9560 935 898/+011-49872660 Contact or Email at for more details.

Other General Information

Test reports of the following laboratories can only be accepted by BIS:

  • Laboratories established, maintained or recognized by BIS for the product.
  • Government laboratories empanelled by the Bureau.

Manufacturer’s lab is not considered as an independent lab.

The Bureau may award a Certificate of Conformity (CoC) under Scheme-IV of Schedule II, BIS (Conformity Assessment) Regulations, 2018, for goods and articles (products) produced in accordance with the precise specifications provided in the pertinent Indian Standards.

CoC is mandatory for Stampings, Laminations and Cores of Transformers (with/without winding). The Indian Standards covered under CoC are IS 3024:2015 (Grain Oriented electrical steel sheet and strip), IS 648:2006 (Cold rolled non-oriented electrical steel sheet and strip), IS 16585:2016 (Fe based amorphous strip delivered in the semi-processed state) and IS 10613:2014 (Retro-Reflective Devices for Bicycles).

The following are the steps for obtaining a Certificate of Conformity (CoC):

Step 1: Customizing the Manufacturing Unit to the CoC's needs

  • Coils that have the ISI mark and a mill test certificate
  • Building internal testing facilities in accordance with the criteria for obtaining a CoC

Step 2: Filling out the application form is step two.

  • Prepare the steel coils' internal test reports and MTC.
  • Assembling all necessary paperwork
  • Completing an application form
  • straight online payment of the application costs to BIS*

Submitting paper copies of the application form and all supporting documentation to the appropriate BIS Branch Office (BO)

Step 3: Examining the Application and Choosing an Inspection Officer

  • All of the information and papers submitted will be examined, and any deficiencies will be mentioned.
  • There will be a nomination of a BIS officer for Factory Inspection.

Step 4: Remitting Audit Fees and Inspection Travel Expenses

  • Pay the inspection audit fees.
  • Obtain verification regarding BIS Inspection Officer
  • Organize the visiting officer's travel, accommodations, and meals (s)

Step 5: Visit a factory

  • A visit to the facility will be undertaken in order to evaluate the facilities for manufacture, the production process, quality control, testing capabilities, storage space, etc.
  • The inspection officer will choose the random sample(s) to be tested using the testing facilities that are available.

Step 7: Fixing the Inconsistency (if any)

  • If the inspection officer identifies a problem, correct the factory unit's procedure.
  • Provide evidence of any rectifications made by the unit to close any non-conformities (NC closure).
  • *Payment should be remitted in BIS Account.

    Separate applications must be submitted for each product and each factory location in accordance with Indian Standards.

    To obtain BIS Registration, the applicant's (the manufacturer's) business licence is necessary. The following are the functions performed by a business licence:

    • Information on Calibration Certificates for Testing Equipment and Quality Control Personnel Copies of the test certificates for the raw materials, where necessary, to confirm compliance with the necessary product standard requirements
    • Drawing of the product's and/or its components, as appropriate, as samples general state of cleanliness
    • Plant layout showing the locations of the production areas, raw material and finished product storage areas, testing laboratories, etc.
    • Site Map for the Factory
    • For the tests which are permitted to be subcontracted and not available with the manufacturer, copy of the agreement or consent letter from the outside laboratory for which arrangement for sub-contracting is made
    • Inspection and Test Plan proposed to be followed-
      Subjective requirements like – workmanship, visual characteristics, surface defects, description, taste, flavor etc. shall be checked in the factory
    • In case of bulkier products, the dimensional measurements and other tests, for which complete product cannot be drawn and sent for third party testing (i.e. steel plates, sheets, steel pipes etc.) shall be carried out during factory testing
    • If, during the factory testing, any non-conformity is observed, no sample shall be drawn for testing in Third Party Laboratory. The applicant may be advised to carry out improvement, which will be verified through another inspection and factory testing

    The BIS awards the ISI Mark following a successful evaluation of a manufacturer's manufacturing infrastructure, production process, quality control, and internal testing capabilities. These are discovered by going visiting the manufacturing facility. Testing in an independent laboratory, testing on-site at the producer, or a combination of the two is another way to determine whether a product complies with the pertinent Indian Standard(s).

    The following are the steps to obtain an ISI certificate:

    Application in Step 1

    • Gathering of all necessary paperworks
    • Application and document submission Allocated Fee Application No.
    • Examining applications within 30 days

    Step 2: Question is Asked (If Any)

    • Notification of non-compliance or any missing documents
    • Delivery of the response within 7 days

    Step 3: Examination (Audit)

    • Payment of the Inspection/Audit Fee Nomination of the Inspecting Officer Arrange the itinerary in accordance with the available time
    • 3 man-days of manufacturing unit inspection to check the testing facilities

    Step 4: Testing the Samples

    • Samples examined on the manufacturing grounds IN THE AUDIT
    • Samples that were sealed and drawn for submission to BIS that were approved by the laboratory's test results (FMCD)

    Step 5: License is issued

    • Sample approved; letter requesting payment of the marking fee and licence fee issued

    Indemnity & PBG in Step 6

    • A Contract or indemnity bond signed by an authorised Indian representative must be submitted, together with a performance bank guarantee (PBG) of USD 10,000.

    The following is a list of the additional particular requirements for international manufacturers whose factories are located outside of India:

    • Documents required for submission, including the application, must be sent twice. According to FMCS standards, all foreign manufacturers are categorised as "Large Scale."
    • To operate under a BIS licence, the applicant must designate an Authorized Indian Representative (AIR). The applicant must make sure the following before to nominating an AIR
    • AIR must be an Indian national.
    • The designated AIR under the BIS Conformity Assessment programmes exclusively represents one manufacturing company and not any other foreign manufacturer(s). The ban will not apply to importers (connected to the foreign manufacturer) nominated as AIR or foreign manufacturers who are part of a single group of enterprises.
    • Regarding their function as AIR in relation to the testing of sample(s) in independent laboratories, AIR shall not have any conflicts of interest.
    • The AIR should ideally possess at least a bachelor's degree and be knowledgeable on the provisions of the BIS Act, 2016, as well as the rules and regulations that were created in response to it, as well as their effects.
    • BIS Licence, Agreement, Undertaking, etc. executed by or on behalf of the foreign manufacturer in connection with grant and operation of licence. AIR shall declare his / her consent to be responsible for compliance with the BIS Act, Rules, Regulations and Terms & Conditions as laid down in BIS Licence, Agreement, Undertaking, etc.
    • The licence document bears the name of AIR
    • The applicant must confirm their readiness for the inspection and must take all necessary steps for the officer(s), including securing a translator, purchasing airline tickets, obtaining a VISA and insurance, and arranging transportation while abroad, in order for the visit to happen as soon as possible.
    • The manufacturer firm is in charge of timely and securely delivering the sample(s) to the labs and paying the testing fees.
    • All fees and payments must be made in equivalent US dollars by applicants from non-SAARC nations. The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries, which include Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, the Maldives, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, may make payments in either equal US dollars or Indian rupees with applicable GST.
    • Both the agreement and the indemnity bond must be signed.
    • Following the granting of the licence, a $10,000 Performance Bank Guarantee (PBG) from any bank with an Indian branch that has received RBI approval must be provided.
    • The Performance Bank Guarantee must be active for a period of time that is six months longer than the license's term

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