BIS is a short form for Bureau of Indian Standards, which is a National Standard Body of India constituted under the BIS Act 2016. It was established for the harmonious development of standardisation, marking, and quality certification of goods and for incidental or connected matters.


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The BIS certification stands for the Bureau of Indian Standards and is the national Indian certification body that falls under the control of the Indian Ministry of Consumer Protection, Food & Public Distribution.

BIS is a short form for Bureau of Indian Standards, which is a National Standard Body of India constituted under the BIS Act 2016. It was established for the harmonious development of standardisation, marking, and quality certification of goods and for incidental or connected matters.

BIS is providing traceable and tangible benefits to the national economy by providing safe and reliable quality goods, decreasing health hazards to consumers, promoting import and export substitutes, controlling the proliferation of varieties, etc., through standardisation, Certification and testing.

BIS is involved in various activities for the interest of consumers, and they are as follows:
  • Compulsory Registration Scheme
  • Standard Formulation
  • Foreign Manufacturers Certification Scheme
  • Product Certification Scheme
  • Hall Marking Scheme
  • Sale of Indian Standards
  • Laboratory Services
  • Laboratory Recognition Scheme
  • Consumer Affairs Activities
  • Information Services
  • Promotional Activities
  • Training Services, National and International Level


  • To provide thrust to standardization and quality control for growth and development of industry on one hand and to meet the needs of consumers on the other.
  • Continual & harmonies development of standardisation, quality certification, & marking
  • To ensure a new thrust to quality control and standardisation.
  • Harmonious development of the activities of standardization, marking and quality certification of goods.


  • Provides ground for Total Quality Management,
  • It provides the Indian public with standardized goods that adhere to required quality levels by issuing BIS Certification. It also tests products and samples and certifies them.
  • Ensures better utilisation of resources
  • Get rid of overhead expenses used to manufacture the final products.
  • Facilitate global recognition, thereby ensuring access to untapped and overseas market
  • It provides for safe and reliable products for use and consumption and exercise control on variants of different products while promoting export and import of products that meet international quality and standards
  • Serves as strong evidence of product quality
  • Enable firm to deploy bespoke quality management
  • Aids firm to improve market reputation over time.


  1. Cement
  2. Medical Equipment
  3. Household Electrical goods
  4. Oil Pressure Stoves
  5. Automobile Accessories
  6. Cylinder, Valves and Regulator
  7. Chemicals, Fertilisers, Polymers & Textiles
  8. Domestic Water Heaters for use with LPG
  9. Air Conditioner and its related Parts, Hermetic Compressor and Temperature Sensing Controls
  10. Plugs and Socket-Outlets and Alternating Current Direct Connected Static Prepayment Meters for Active Energy
  11. Domestic Gas Stoves for use with Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)
  12. Transparent Float Glass
  13. Domestic Pressure Cooker
  14. Rubber Hose for Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)
  15. Flat Transparent Sheet Glass
  16. Sewing Machine
  17. Water Treatment System
  18. Jute Bag


The documents vary depending on the type of BIS registration scheme. However, the general required documents that a manufacturer needs to submit to the BIS for obtaining BIS certification are as follows:

  • Name and address proof of office and factory
  • Document showing the establishment of the manufacturing unit such as Incorporation Certificate or Registration Certificate or Memorandum of Association, etc.
  • MSME/SSI certificate, if applicable
  • Manufacturing process flow covering all processes of manufacture (from raw material to finished product stage)
  • Manufacturing machinery list along with the machinery details
  • Details of outsourcing of manufacturing operation, if applicable
  • A detailed list of testing facilities and testing equipment list
  • Copies of valid calibration certificates of testing equipment 
  • Third-party laboratory test report as per Indian Standards, if applicable
  • Layout plan of the factory premises and location plan of the factory
  • In-house or independent test report, if applicable
  • In case the application is signed by the authorised signatory, the authorisation letter from CEO in the authorised signatory name
  • In case of a foreign manufacturer or overseas applicant, nomination details of Indian agent and nomination form


Q1. What is BIS requirement?

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.

Q2. What is the process of BIS license?

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.


Q3. Who required BIS Certificate?

The BIS certification for products is voluntary. However, the Government of India has made it mandatory for certain products considering public health. As per the government notification, 380 products are mandatorily required to obtain the BIS certification.

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