What is ISI Mark?

The ISI mark is a standards-compliance mark for industrial products in India since 1955. The mark certifies that a product conforms to an Indian standard (IS) developed by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), the national standards body of India. The ISI Mark is by far the most recognized certification mark in the Indian subcontinent. The ISI mark is mandatory for certain products to be sold in India, such as many of the electrical appliances like switches, electric motors, wiring cables, heaters, kitchen appliances, etc., and other products like Portland cement, LPG valves, LPG cylinders, automotive tires, etc. In the case of most other products, ISI marks are optional.

Why this License is Required?

Registration of the mark is mandatory for the manufacturer of products or goods. A product having ISI ensures that the product is safe to use. The mark gives assurance to the customer that the product is of good quality. However, ISI helps to maintain a good relationship between the manufacturer and the customer.

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Who can get ISI Mark 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

Jute Bag

Water Treatment System

Sewing Machine

Foot Wear

Electric Toys

Non Electric Toys

Aluminium Foil

Domestic Pressure Cooker

Plugs and Socket-Outlets

Transparent Float Glass

Document Required for ISI Mark License

  • Documents as proof for office /factory address (any one for both)Certificate/documentary evidence from Registrar of firm / Directorate of Industries / Industries Centre / DIC / Gram Panchayat / Municipal Corporation / Local Body / Central Insecticides Board or Drug Controller / Pollution Control Board / Sale Deed indicating ownership of the premises by the applicant firm / Any other document like firm’s registration with Sales Tax Authority, Central Excise Authority/ Registrar of Societies / The Valid lease deed showing lawful occupancy of the firm over the premises.
  • MSME Registration Certificate
  • Document establishing Legal Identity of the firm (Registration as a Firm, Partnership Deed, Certificate of Incorporation with MOA and AOA etc).
  • Process Flow-Chart Covering all Processes of Manufacture (from Raw Material to Finished Product Stage), Including Details of In-Process Controls at each stage, even for those stages which have been outsourced.
  • Where Applicable, ‘Consent Letter’ from BIS recognized laboratory (for which the applicant does not have In-House Test Facilities).
  • Undertaking / Declaration
  • Quality Assurance System Testing followed in Factory (e.g Copy of Quality Manual, Quality Plan, Test Formats, etc.)
  • Drawing of The Product and / or Components (where applicable)
  • Layout Plan of manufacturing unit indicating location of plant, machine, lab, office, store etc with scale
  • Location Plan of the factory from the Nearest Airport / Railway Station / Landmark and Guidance as how to reach
  • Qualification Certificates of QC Person with Appointment Letter
  • Copies of Test Certificates of Raw Material
  • Registration Certificate from the Local/State authority or from a Chartered Accounting
  • Calibration Certificates of Testing equipment valid at least till 3 months of acceptance of application.
  • Manufacturing Machinery Details
  • Test Equipment Details
  • Hygienic Condition Document – only for Food related Product
  • Trademark Certificate
  • Pollution Control Board Certificate if applicable for product
  • Ad-hoc permission from Cement Desk, DPIIT (In case Cement)

Role of Shamkris and Process of ISI Mark 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 ISI Mark License?

The ISI mark is a standards-compliance mark for industrial products in India since 1955. The ISI is an initialism of Indian Standards Institution, the name of the national standards body until 1 January 1987, when it was renamed to the Bureau of Indian Standards.

We have all heard of products proudly proclaiming their ISI mark. ISI stands for the Indian Standards Institute, a body set up when India gained Independence to create standards needed for orderly commercial growth and maintaining quality in industrial production.

The mark certifies that a product conforms to an Indian standard (IS) developed by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), the national standards body of India. The ISI mark is by far the most recognised certification mark in the Indian subcontinent.