What is BIS?

BIS is the National Standard Body of India established under the BIS Act 2016 for the harmonious development of the activities of standardization, marking, and quality certification of goods and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. BIS has been providing traceability and tangibility benefits to the national economy in a number of ways – providing safe reliable quality goods; minimizing health hazards to consumers; promoting exports and imports substitute; control over proliferation of varieties, etc. through standardization, certification, and testing.

Products that Require Mandatory BIS License or BIS Certificate

Certain products are required to have BIS License or Certification mandatorily considering public health and safety. No one can manufacture or sell products without BIS Certification. The following are products that require mandatory BIS License or Certification.

Household electrical goods
Food and related products
Diesel engines
Oil pressure stoves
Automobile accessories
Cylinders, Valves and Regulators
Medical Equipment
Steel Products
Electrical Transformers

Why this License is Required?

BIS Certification is a means for providing third party guarantee of quality, safety and reliability of products to the customer. BIS Certification is voluntary in nature; however, the Government of India has made BIS certification mandatory for certain products taking into consideration public health.

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Who can get BIS License?


Household electrical goods

Food and related products

Diesel engines

Oil pressure stoves

Automobile accessories

Cylinders, Valves and Regulators

Medical Equipment

Steel Products

Electrical Transformers

Document Required for BIS License

  • CDF Form Seal & Sign
  • Complete CDF & CCL form with use component list & their certificate
  • PCB Layouts
  • Block diagram
  • Circuit diagram
  • Enclosure drawing
  • Trademark copy
  • Complete marking label/Warning label on sample
  • Series document & declaration latter
  • Transformer design (If applicable)
  • User Manual

Documents Requirement for BIS Application from Foreign Manufacturer

  • Address Proof – a) Business Licence b) Other Document issued by Govt.
  • Copy of ID Proof of the person (CEO/MD)
  • If application is not signed by the CEO, Authority letter from CEO (Authorized signatory to be an employee of the company required ID Proof of employees)
  • Trademark Certificate
  • Declaration from the brand owner that they do not have proprietor/registered user of brand in India.
  • Technical Staff with designation
  • Manufacturing Plant Layout
  • Manufacturing Process Flow Chart
  • List of Raw Material

Documents required from Indian Representative

  • Document establishing legal status of the entity (Company, Firm, or Proprietorship) such as Certificate issued by Registrar of Companies, Registered Partnership Deed, etc;
  • Test Report Undertaking
  • Model Affidavit Cum Undertaking (Format A / Format B)
  • Copy of ID Proof of the person signing the affidavit

Role of Shamkris and Process of BIS License

Shamkris adopts a results-oriented approach to compliance with mandatory licence requirements in the organization. A simple and guidance methodology help organisation to achieve licence in a timely manner and cost-effective. Shamkris support 100% in advisory, Guidance, Compliance with respect to license requirements to obtain approval.

The License process described below:

  • Advisory for the document required
  • Preparation of documents as per application & list of documents.
  • Application File
  • Inspection by the department if required
  • Liason department
  • Yearly Compliance if Applicable
  • Renewal when due

Who can issue the APMC License?

The β€˜BISβ€˜ in BIS certification stands for the Bureau of Indian Standards and is the national Indian certification body under the umbrella of the Indian Ministry of Consumer Protection, Food & Public Distribution. This organization was formerly known as the Indian Standards Institution (ISI).

As per Government notification, 90 products are mandatorily required to have BIS certification. BIS also operates Foreign Manufacturers Certification Scheme under which overseas manufacturers can be granted licence to use the BIS Standard Mark.

Nominate an Authorized Indian Representative (AIR) using prescribed Nomination Form. Ensure that application is complete, refer checklist of documents. Submit duly filled-in and complete application along with requisite fees; documentation (in duplicate) and Nomination Form of AIR at FMCD, BIS Headquarters, New Delhi.

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