ISI Certification

To ensure quality products be sold in the Indian markets, certain standards were introduced in the Indian markets after the Independence.

ISI stands for ‘Indian Standards Institute’ the former name of the BIS and is identified with unique license number with seven digits (CM/L -XXXXXX). Manufacturers have to acquire this ISI certification from India’s highest governing body i.e. Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) to sell specific products in India. ISI certification Mark on market products guarantees that manufacturing of the product has gone through the high-quality checks and follows regulation set by the Bureau of Indian Standards.

At SS Global Services we are here to guide you on complete step by step registration process that will ensure ISI certification of respective products.

The steps of getting ISI Certificate are as below:

Step-1: Confirmation of Product Quality as per concerned IS Standard

  • • Identification of ISI Standard Code
  • • Collection of the Testing Sample from applicant
  • • Testing of sample at our lab
  • • Issuing the guideline about Non-Conformity, if any
  • • Issue of Test Report for your reference

Step-2: Filing of the Application Form

  • • Arrange the Internal Test Report of product as per test report given by us for your reference
  • • Compiling of all required documents
  • • Remit the application fees direct to BIS in USD*
  • • Filling-up the Form-VI
  • • Submission of Application Form with all enclosures
  • • Get the confirmation about scrutiny of documents by BIS Office

Step-3: Inspections by the Department

  • • Get the confirmation about BIS Inspection Team
  • • Organize the VISA, Ticket, Lodging & Boarding for visiting team
  • • Inspection team will visit to Factory for Physical Verification
  • • Team will verify the Factory Set-up & Quality Control Process
  • • Team will pick the random sample to be tested in BIS Approved Lab

Step-4: Organize the Lab Test Report (LTR)

  • • Select the BIS recognized lab as per guideline of BIS Office
  • • Provide the sample (picked-up by team) of product to get tested
  • • Get the test result

Step-5: Closure of Non-Conformity (if any) and Remit the Official Fees

  • • Rectify the process of Factory Unit, if inspection team points out
  • • Submit the proof of rectification done by unit to close non-conformity
  • • Pay the annual marking fees (annual license fees) to BIS
  • • Submit the Bank Guarantee to BIS

Step-6: Get the ISI Marking /Registration Certificate

  • • *Payment should be remitted directly in BIS Account in the mode of USD only.
Registration Process:

• Application form filing with all the govt. laws and procedures

• Assist in locating the right BIS approved test laboratories

• Visit and Testing product sample assistance

• Managing the complete documentation

• Coordinate with the requirements and specification

• Smoothing the whole process until the final certification

Domestic Manufacturers Certification Scheme:

Under this certification, an applicant is required to submit the application form to the local BIS Branch office after which a preliminary evaluation takes place by the corresponding BIS officer. Manufacturer place is checked for its capability, technical personnel and samples for independent testing. Grant of license is considered after a sample product passes the regular testing with respective Indian standards. The whole process generally takes around 4 months and 6 months in case of all India first licenses. There are also specific laboratories which test products and then these reports are needed to submit along with application form. With verification and testing, the acceptable license is granted too.

Foreign Manufacturers Certification Scheme (FMCS):

This certification is given to foreign manufacturers for using Indian Certification mark on their products except Electronics & IT Goods notified by Deity.

ECO Mark Scheme: Under this product certification schemes ECO Mark is applied to the products that are specified to Environment-friendly products only. The whole process is same with some specific manufacturer’s policy to follow separately.


The procedure for granting the BIS certification license begins with the submission of the application on the application form prescribed by the manufacturer wishing to obtain the license. When reviewing the application and the documents attached to the facilitation desk, if the application is complete in all respects, an application number is recorded and assigned.


The preliminary inspection of the unit is carried out on the date allocated after the registration of the order. During this inspection, the company's capabilities and manufacturing controls, quality control techniques, available testing facilities, and the technical skills of the personnel are assessed. Samples of the products are tested and also extracted for analysis at the laboratories specified for the product. Fees for preliminary visits are billed at the rate set by the BIS from time to time. The applicant must pay the costs of the test established during a preliminary visit to an independent test. During preliminary checks, tests and control procedures, the product marking rate is discussed with the applicant's administration.

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