India Certification made easy

With its many independent authorities and processes, the certification landscape in India is quite a challenge to navigate. Do you need AIS/TAC, BIS, TEC, WPC, CDSCO or PESO registration or want to find out whether you need it? With us as your professional partner you can safely and easily obtain your India certification.

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AIS – Automotive Industry Standard

India Certification is an excellent partner for the AIS/TAC certification in the automotive sector. We are providing leading automotive suppliers and car manufacturers with quick and smart solutions for their TAC certification. We offer you our support for every project related to the Automotive AIS.

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BIS – Bureau of Indian Standards

India Certification is an excellent partner for the BIS certification for electronic products. The list of products requiring accreditation is extended regularly. We are providing leading manufacturers with quick and smart solutions for their India certification. With us you will navigate the Indian certification landscape safely.

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TEC – Telecommunication Engineering Center

India Certification is an excellent partner for the TEC certification for telecom equipment. Certification requirements change constantly and the list of products that require TEC approval is extended regularly. We will identify certification requirements of your product and make sure that you will obtain your TEC registration swiftly and reliably.

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WPC – Wireless Planning & Coordination Commission

India Certification is an excellent partner for the WPC certification for wireless products. We will clarify if certification is necessary for your product and if yes, what test requirements exist. We will ensure that tests are conducted correctly and that you will obtain your WPC registration swiftly and reliably.

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Other services

We offer many other certifications and services for the Indian and many other markets. Whether one of the certifications for the Automotive, Electronics or Telecommunications industries, the approval for a medical product, or even just a temporary shipment for other purposes: We support you throughout the entire process.

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India Certification provides a range of specialized consulting services, especially for car manufacturers and large industrial companies. With the consulting packages the certifications as well as internal procedures related to international product certifications can be streamlined.

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India Certification offers customized certification training to fit your company needs. Our trainer will come to your location and provide the training, up to date information and pass on valuable tips from our many years of experience. Call us today to learn more!

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About us

Since 2005, India Certification (MPR International GmbH) has been supporting companies around the world in obtaining the required product certifications for the Asian markets. With a strong team located worldwide, we can offer you the best solution for your enquiries.

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What is BIS Certification

What is the BIS certification for the Indian market?

The ‘BIS’ 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. On April 1, 1987 the BIS has taken over all functions of the Indian Standards Institution (ISI), effectively replacing it. The agency is the largest of all Indian certification bodies and plays an increasingly important role in the standardization of the Indian quality standards. In this role it is responsible for a number of key certifications in the Indian market.



The BIS Standard Mark (left) and the ISI Label (right).


Foreign Manufacturers Certification Scheme (FMCS)

Since 2000, foreign manufacturers can have their products certified by BIS before importing them into India. For this purpose, BIS has developed special regulations, the Foreign Manufacturers Certification Scheme (FMCS). Products manufactured abroad that meet Indian standards receive the corresponding certification from BIS and may be marked accordingly. This is always a BIS ISI certification.


What products are covered by the BIS license?

The list is constantly being extended and already covers a wide range of various product groups such as construction products and materials, household products, consumer and office electronics, dairy products and raw materials. It is to be expected that BIS will continue to take over more and more product certification areas from other authorities to be covered by the Bureau of Indian Standards license.

A list of all products requiring a BIS registration sorted by BIS ISI and BIS CRS can be found on our BIS mandatory products page.


Is it mandatory to have a BIS certification to proof product conformity in India?

Product certification according to the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) is intended to guarantee quality, safety and reliability to third parties. The certification is intended to ensure product conformity for the Indian market in accordance with Indian Standards (IS).

There are two main types of certifications under BIS:

  1. The mandatory BIS CRS certification without factory inspection
  2. The mandatory BIS ISI certification with factory inspection

Each type of certification also has its own mark, which is also mandatory.


BIS CRS certification

BIS CRS certification for foreign manufacturers was first introduced in 2012 for only 15 product categories. According to the regulations published by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, foreign products can also be certified for the Indian market.

The BIS-CRS certification mainly covers IT, electronic, and lightning products. However, the list is constantly expanded. Thus, BIS-CRS is one of the most important and widespread certifications in India.


BIS ISI certification

The “ISI” in ISI Mark India stands for “Indian Standards Institution”, the original name of the national standards institute, which has since been renamed the “Bureau of Indian Standards” (BIS). BIS-ISI is representative of a regulatory scheme in which products from a variety of economic and industrial sectors are required to have an ISI mark.

For foreign manufacturers, BIS ISI certification is granted by the Foreign Manufacturers Certification Department (FMCD). Since 2000, this office under the roof of BIS is responsible for ISI certification. The rules and regulations according to which ISI certification is granted are set in the Foreign Manufacturers Certification Scheme (FMCS).

All products that confirm to the rules of the FMCS receive the ISI mark, also referred to as “Standard Mark”.

Here is a brief video about the BIS certification, presented by Julian Busch, director of
MPR International GmbH:

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Does my product fall under BIS?

Since new products are constantly being added to the BIS mandatory products catalogue, it makes sense to clarify certification requirements of the individual products with the authorities. It is especially important to verify if either BIS CRS or BIS ISI certification is required. In some cases, it also makes a difference where you register your product because for the moment, standards are changing so quickly, that the individual officials themselves are not always up to date.

You should therefore expect a somewhat longer clarification phase in advance. Please also note that with BIS ISI certifications, for many products the respective manufacturer must have their own internal product testing facilities in order to achieve the Bureau of Indian Standards certification!


How does the BIS certification process work?


The BIS certification process always includes

  1. Application
  2. Factory Audit (only with BIS-ISI)
  3. Product tests in India
  4. Certification
  5. Marking

Depending on the type of certification and which products are affected, a factory inspection and follow-up tests may also be required. During the BIS-ISI factory inspection, the auditors will select test samples during the audit, thus extending the certification process by several months. You can also find the products for which an audit is mandatory on our BIS certification process page.

The certification is valid for two years, but the frequency of following tests also depends on the type of product. Classification of a product can be complicated and should best be checked on an individual basis.


BIS Certification Procedure




General information about BIS-ISI and BIS-CRS certification


Validity of the certificate 2 Years
Process time for certification BIS-ISI: 4-6 months
BIS-CRS: 2-3 months
Marking BIS-ISI: Products must be marked with an
BIS-CRS: Products must be marked with an
BIS-CRS logo
Testing required Yes
Factory inspection required? Only for BIS-ISI
Representative in India AIR (Authorized Indian Representative) required
Follow-Up process Follow-up inspections at the plant are not currently implemented. However, the authority can request product tests during the certificate period.


BIS-Registration FAQ:

How do I know if my products need BIS registration?
You can check our list of BIS mandatory products.
The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) website also has an overview of products that fall under the compulsory registration scheme in India.
We recommend to check with BIS as Indian standards and regulations often change. We can assist you here.

How long does the BIS registration process take?
Depending if an audit is necessary for your product certification, the process takes either 2-3 months (without audit for BIS-CRS) or 4-6 months (including audit for BIS-ISI).

How long is the BIS certificate valid?
The certificates are valid for 2 years. During these two years BIS can randomly request product testing to be conducted.

How can I best prepare myself for the BIS registration?
Testing for certification follows a certain IS Standard. Therefore, we recommend checking the appropriate product standard and understand the Indian regulations. We are always happy to help if there are any questions.

Which factories need to be audited?
The audit always takes place at the production facility of the product. If production is done at multiple locations, the factory where the last quality ensuring production step takes place needs to be audited.

After certification, how do I have to mark my products?
Depending on the certification scheme, products have to be marked with the ISI logo (for BIS ISI) or the BIS CRS logo (for BIS CRS certification).

Do the authorities inform BIS certificate holders about changes in the regulatory system?
No, information is provided in English on the website of the Bureau of Indian standards (BIS). Companies are obligated to conduct their own research regarding changes if they do not hire an advisory firm to monitor changes that would affect product compliance.


List of Indian Standards

You can find an overview on the page with the List of Indian Standards for BIS mandatory products.


More Information

If you need assistance with your BIS approval or have any questions, you can contact us any time. Call us directly:
EU: +49-69-2713769261, UK:+44-2071931135, US: +1-773-654-2673 or send us an email.

You can find more information about our BIS Service Package and the BIS Certification Process after the given links.

For more information regarding the BIS certification, please read our free information booklet “BIS Certification – The Booklet“.

For more information about the WPC Registration for wireless products, please click here.


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