ISI Certification / ISI Registration


Introduction

The ISI mark is by far the most recognized product quality certification mark in the Indian subcontinent. The ISI mark is issued by Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). There are 341 mandatory products which need ISI certification before being sold in India.

How to get ISI Certification in India?

The manufacturer(s) have to complete the testing and documentation required by BIS in order to certify the product with ISI mark. Factory will also require to get physically audited by the BIS officer. Ornate Quality Services is an experienced service provider for ISI certification for Indian as well as foreign manufacturers. We help to manage all the required process to obtain the ISI Certification for products mentioned in the mandatory list or other optional products for which Indian Standard is available. For more details, please check the Important Information given below.

Important Information about ISI Certification


Cost and Timeline in ISI Certification

Costing

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Timeline for Indian manufacturers

20 - 40 working days approximately.

Timeline for Foreign manufacturers

2 - 3 months approximately.

Application and Timeline Chart for Foreign Manufacturers

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Required Documents for ISI Certification

Main Application Form V

Basic details of factory & product category View / Download

ISI Application Fee

Copy of Remittance / Payment Advice View / Download

Copy of Test Report Done within a Month by Internal Laboratory

Indicating conformance of the product to relevant Indian Standard

Address Proof of the Manufacturing Unit

Factory License / Tax Registration copy mentioning the scope as manufacturer

Trade Mark Registration, If Available

Trademark Registration copy

Certificate from Concerned Regulatory Agencies for Manufacturing

If there is any.

Drawing of the Product

As applicable

Present Installed Capacity

Manufacturing capacity

Raw Material Details

Name of component used - name of supplier - quality certification of component

Details of Machines

Name of machine, make, capacity and number/quantity

Layout Plan of Factory

Basic details of factory & product category

Details of Manufacturing Process

Process flow chart along with outsourcing details, if any

Nature of Packing

Size/quantity of packaging, storage facility

Details of Test Equipment

Process flow chart along with outsourcing details, if any

Details of QC (Quality Control) Staff

Name of person, qualification, designation, year of experience

Method of Disposal of Substandard Product

Method of disposal of substandard product after manufacturing

Organizational Chart of Factory

Management list with name & designation in chart format

Location Map of Factory

With indication about the distance from Airport & City Centre

Requirements for Foreign Manufacturers

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Validity and Renewal

The license to use Standard Mark (ISI) shall initially be granted for not less than one year and up to two years. For extension of product varieties covered in license, application with requisite fee and documents under the existing license may be submitted. License may be renewed up to five years by paying renewal fees and marking fees along with few documents.

Mandatory Product List

To view the Mandatory Products List of Products which require ISI Certification, please click here: Read More

ISI Mark Certification Process for Foreign Manufacturer

Stage 1. Confirmation of Product Quality as per concerned IS Standard

  • Identification of ISI Standard Code
  • Collection of 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
  • Stage 2: Filing of the Application Form to the BIS Office

  • Arrange the Internal Test Report of product as per test report given by us for your reference
  • Compiling all required documents
  • The application fees should be remitted directly to BIS in USD*
  • Filling-up the Form-V
  • Submission of Application Form with all enclosures
  • Stage 3: Remittance of Audit Fees & Travelling Expenses for Inspection

  • Pay the audit fees for inspection
  • 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
  • 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
  • Stage 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
  • Stage 6: Get the ISI Mark Registration Certificate

    *Please note that the payment should be remitted in BIS Account in the mode of USD only

    References:

    1) Scheme-I of BIS (Conformity Assessment) Regulations, 2018 – Product certification scheme for use of isi mark

  • Guideline for Grant of Licence*
  • Additional Guidelines for Scheme – I*
  • Guideline for Suspension and Revocation of Suspension of Licence
  • Guideline for Change in Scope of Licence
  • Guideline for Renewal of Licence
  • Guideline for Retesting of samples
  • Guideline for Operation of Licence
  • *Note: Clause 4 (d) of the guidelines for grant of licence is kept under abeyance till a provision in IT software has been made

    2) ECO Mark Scheme:


    Besides the normal product certification scheme, BIS also grants licences to environment friendly products under a special scheme and awards the ECO MARK to such products. These products should conform to additional requirements specified in the Indian Standards to qualify. The procedure for grant of licence is same as that of Domestic Manufacturers. More..   Contact us

    ISI Certification Process for Indian Manufacturer

    There are two options for Indian manufacturers for getting ISI Mark Certification:

    1. Normal Procedure

    The grant of license is expected to be completed within 30 to 45 days, except where the product is all India first case where it may take up to 90 days, from the date of receipt of the application granted the documentation, assessment of the unit and conformity of the product is assertained satisfactorily at first instance during the various stages.

    Stage 1: Identification of Manufacturing Unit as per applicable Indian Standard

  • Identification of applicable Indian Standard for the product
  • Setting up of in-house testing facilities as per the identified requirements of the Indian Standard
  • Stage 2. Submission of Application

  • Preparation of the Internal Test Report of product as per applicable Indian Standard
  • Attaching all the required documents
  • Filling up the application form online
  • Paying the due fees directly to BIS online
  • Submitting all the hard copies of the application form along with all the mandatory documents to the concerned Branch Office of Bureau of Indian Standard
  • Stage 3. Payment of Audit Fees & Travelling Expenses for Inspection

  • Payment of the audit fees for inspection
  • Receive the acknowledgement about BIS Inspection Team
  • Providing the Travel Ticket, Lodging & Boarding for the BIS visiting team
  • Stage 4. Factory visit

  • A visit is made to the factory for the assessment of the manufacturing infrastructure, production process, quality control and testing capabilities
  • Visiting team may pick any random sample to be tested in BIS Approved Lab allocated by BIS office
  • Stage 5. Organize the Lab Test Report

  • The applicant needs to submit the sample which was drawn by the visiting BIS team to the allocated laboratory along with the testing fee
  • Stage 6. If any Non-Conformity Closure of the same along with remitting the Official Fees

  • If there is any non-conformity pointed out by the visiting BIS inspection team, rectifying the same the process of manufacturing factory.
  • If any, submitting the proof of correction done by manufacturing factory to close non-conformity (NC Closure).
  • Stage 7. Receive the ISI (BIS) Certificate


    2. Simplified Procedure

    Process of grant of license is expected to be completed within 30 days from the date of receipt of the application if factory visit is satisfactory and conformance of sample to the relevant Indian Standard(s) is established at the first instance.

    Stage 1. Identification of Manufacturing Unit as per applicable Indian Standard

  • Identification of applicable Indian Standard for the product
  • Setting up of in-house testing facilities as per the identified requirements of the Indian Standard
  • Stage 2. Sample Testing

  • Arranging the required certificate for raw material (MTC)
  • Getting the sample product tested in BIS recognized testing lab
  • Stage 3. Filing of the ISI Mark Certification Application Form

  • Arranging the Internal Test Report of product as per test report given by us for your reference
  • Preparing the Internal Test Report of product as per test report given Ornate Quality Services for your reference
  • Compiling all mandatory documents
  • Filling up the online application form
  • Remitting the payment of the application fees directly to Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)
  • Submitting all the hard copies of the application form along with all the mandatory documents to the concerned Branch Office of Bureau of Indian Standard (BIS)
  • Stage 4. Remitting the Payment of Audit Fees and Travelling Expenses for Inspection

  • Make the payment of the audit fees for inspection
  • Receive the confirmation about Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) Inspection Team
  • Providing the arrangement of the travel ticket, lodging and boarding for the visiting BIS team
  • Stage 5. Visit to the Manufacturing Factory

  • A visit is made to the factory for the assessment of the factory’s manufacturing infrastructure, production aspects, complied quality parameters and self-testing capabilities
  • The visiting team may pick any random sample and send it for testing in Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) approved Lab allocated by the concerned BIS office
  • Stage 6. Submitting the Sample to the BIS Approved Lab for Testing

  • The sample must be submitted to the allocated lab and pay the testing fee
  • After the testing, take the test report from the lab and submit the same to the BIS office
  • Step 7. Closing the Non-conformity - if any

  • If any non-conformity issue is raised either by the vising BIS team, the Lab or the BIS office, the same has to be corrected and complied by as instructed.
  • Submitting the proof of amendment undertaken by the manufacturing unit to close the non-conformity (NC closure) issue, if any.
  • Stage 8. Receive the BIS (ISI) Certificate

  • Pay the annual ISI marking fees (annual license fees) to BIS
  • ISI Certificate is granted by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)

  • Note: In case of non-conformity of sample(s) drawn during the factory visit under Simplified Procedure (Option 2), the license shall be suspended immediately. The licensee must take necessary correctional steps and notify the same to the BIS office, and also inform about its readiness to offer new samples manufactured after taking the correctional actions. The revocation of suspension in such cases will be considered only if the complied testing reports of the new samples from a recognized BIS Testing Laboratory is submitted to the BIS office.

    In case the new sample is found by the BIS as a reason of revocation of suspension shows non-conformity in laboratory testing, or the licensee manufacturer does not notify the BIS office about the correctional actions taken their manufacturing unit and does not offer acceptable samples within 30 days of the date of suspension, the license shall be cancellation.

    References:

    1) Scheme-I of BIS (Conformity Assessment) Regulations, 2018 – Product certification scheme for use of isi mark

  • Guideline for Grant of Licence*
  • Additional Guidelines for Scheme – I*
  • Guideline for Suspension and Revocation of Suspension of Licence
  • Guideline for Change in Scope of Licence
  • Guideline for Renewal of Licence
  • Guideline for Retesting of samples
  • Guideline for Operation of Licence
  • *Note: Clause 4 (d) of the guidelines for grant of licence is kept under abeyance till a provision in IT software has been made

    2) ECO Mark Scheme:

    Besides the normal product certification scheme, BIS also grants licences to environment friendly products under a special scheme and awards the ECO MARK to such products. These products should conform to additional requirements specified in the Indian Standards to qualify. The procedure for grant of licence is same as that of Domestic Manufacturers. More..   Contact us

    Lab Test Reports for ISI Mark Accepted by BIS

    The Bureau of Indian Standard accepts test reports of only the following labs:

  • The Laboratories that have been established, maintained or recognized by BIS for the product type that is to be tested.
  • Government laboratories that have been impaneled by the Bureau of Indian Standards.
  • Note: Manufacturer’s lab is not considered as an independent or reliable lab.

    One Standard, One Application by BIS

    The ‘One Standard, One Application by the Bureau of Indian Standards makes it mandatory to apply for separate application for each product - ISI Mark application has to be submitted for each factory location. For ISI Mark Certification or Consultancy, please Contact us

    BIS visit to the Factory for Manufacturing Assessment

    The below mentioned shall be examined and corroborated by the Bureau of Indian Standards team upon the factory visit:

  • Details about the Quality Control Personnel
  • Standardization Certificates of Testing Equipment
  • Specimen of Test Certificates of relevant Raw Material, for the verification of compliance of raw materials to the pertaining requirement of product standard
  • A drawing of sample of the product or Components, as applicable
  • Common condition of Hygiene
  • A layout of the plant indicating explicitly the location of manufacturing area, raw material storage area, finished product area and testing laboratory location etc.
  • What’s the location plan of the factory
  • If the tests, which are permitted to be subcontracted, have been given on subcontract, the copy of agreement or consent letter of the same from the outside laboratory must be submitted.
  • The copy of Inspection and Test Plan proposed to be followed
  • Copy of detailed report about subjective requirements such as - craftsmanship, visual characteristics, surface defects, description, taste, flavor etc. will be checked in the factory
  • In case of heavier products, the dimensional measurements and other tests, for which complete product cannot be drawn and sent for third party testing (such as steel pipes, steel plates, sheets, etc.) will be tested during factory testing.
  • If in the time of the factory testing, any non-conformity is found, then no sample will be drawn for testing in third party laboratory. The applicant shall be notified to make the refinement, which will be verified through another examination and factory testing.
  • Mandatory Requirements to be Fulfilled by Foreign Manufacturer for ISI Certification

    The supplementary requirements to be fulfilled by foreign manufacturers, whose factory(s) location is/are outside India, are specified below:

  • An application and other necessary documents should be submitted in duplicate.
  • All foreign manufacturers are considered as ‘Large Scale Business’ according to FMCS criteria.
  • The applicant (manufacturer) must nominate an Authorized Indian Representative (AIR) for its functioning of BIS license. To nominate an AIR, the applicant (manufacturer) must ensure the ensuing:
  • ⇒   An AIR must be a resident of India

    ⇒   The nominated Authorized Indian Representative is considered as a representative of one manufacturing firm only and doesn’t represent other foreign manufacturer as AIR under the Bureau of Indian Standards conformity assessment schemes. Although, in case, where foreign manufacturers belonging to one group of companies and importers (related to the foreign manufacturer) nominate as Authorized Indian Representative, the condition of restriction will not be applied in such case.

    ⇒   Authorized Indian Representative (AIR) must not possess any conflict of interest regarding their role as AIR with examination of sample(s) in third party laboratories.

    ⇒   Authorized Indian Representative (AIR) should ideally be a graduate at least by qualification and must be able to understand the provisions of BIS Act, 2016, rules and regulations framed here under and the implications therewith.

    ⇒   Authorized Indian Representative (AIR) must declare his or her assent to be accountable for compliance of the BIS act, rules and regulations as laid down in BIS license, agreement, covenant etc. enacted by or on behalf of the foreign manufacturer with reference to grant and operation of license.

    ⇒   The name of Authorized Indian Representative (AIR) is inscribed in the license document.

  • The applicant (foreign manufacturer) should notify preparedness for the examination and should take all actions, like availability of translator, arrangement of air travel tickets, issuance of VISA, transport arrangement of transport in the foreign country, and insurance, etc. for the visiting BIS officer(s) in order to complete the testing assessment at the earliest.
  • Accountability for timely and safe delivery of sample(s) to the labs and remittance of testing charges lies with the applicant’s (manufacturer’s) firm.
  • Fees and costs - all remittance should be made in equal USD by applicant (manufacture) from non-SAARC Countries. Payments by the applicant (manufacturer) from South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Countries (i.e. Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, the Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) can be made either in Indian Rupees with GST (as applicable) or in equivalent USD.
  • Performance Bank Guarantee of USD 10,000 from any bank, having RBI approved branch in India should be furnished, after the grant of license. Performance Bank Guarantee must have a validity of six months - more than the validity of the license.
  • Mandatory Requirements for obtaining ISI Mark

    The Bureau of Indian Standards grants ISI Mark license based on successful examination of the manufacturing infrastructures, production procedures, quality standards and internal testing potentials of a manufacturer. These are determined by way of a visit BIS team to the manufacturing factory unit. Compliance of the product to the applicable Indian Standard(s) is proved by independent lab testing or testing in the manufacturer’s manufacturing factory’s lab or by an arrangement of both.

    Testing Sample Return Policy by BIS

    The samples sent for the testing have to be taken back within 30 days from the date of issuance of the test report. After 30 days, the laboratory (Lab) holds the right to discard the sample in accordance with its policy, the applicant (manufacturer shall have no rights to raise any claim once the sample is discarded.


    Moreover, the sample product may get partly or fully spoiled in the course of the testing. The laboratory or Ornate Quality Services shall not accept any claim raised by the applicant (manufacturer) regarding the same.

    Certificate of Conformity (CoC) by BIS

    Certificate of Conformity (CoC) under Scheme-IV of Schedule II, Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) (Conformity Assessment) Regulations - 2018 may be granted by The Bureau for Goods and Articles (products) that are manufactured as per the defined standards given in the relevant Indian Standards.

    The Products which are Mandatory under Certificate of Conformity (CoC)

    1. Stampings / Laminations and Cores of Transformers (with or without winding).

        Notifications: Steel and Steel Products (Quality Control) Order, 2020

        »  S.O. 1673(E), dated 27-05-2020

        »  Extension Order

        »  Extension Order

    2. Requirement of Retro-Reflective Devices for Bicycles

         Notifications: Bicycles – Retro Reflective Devices (Quality Control) Order, 2020

        »  S.O. 2290(E) dated 07/07/2020

    The Indian Standards covered under Certificate of Conformity (CoC)

       » IS 648:2006 (Cold rolled non-oriented electrical steel sheet and strip)

       » IS 10613:2014 (Retro-Reflective Devices for Bicycles (Clause 1.14 of IS 10613:2014)

       » IS 3024:2015 (Grain Oriented electrical steel sheet and strip)

       » IS 16585:2016 (Fe based amorphous strip delivered in the semi-processed state)

    Procedures of getting Certificate of Conformity (CoC) are given below:


    Stage 1. Identification of Manufacturing Unit as per Indian Standards for

       » Coils marked with ISI mark along with their Mill Test Certificate

       » Setting up of in-house testing lab in accordance with required Indian Standards to obtain Certificate of Conformity (CoC)

    Stage 2. Submission of the Application Form

       » Arrange the Internal Test Reports and MTC of steel coils

       » Gathering all mandatory documents

       » Filling up the Application Form

       » Online payment of the application fee directly to Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) (the payment should be paid in BIS account)

       » Submitting the hard copies of application form together with all mandatory attachments to the applicable Branch Office (BO) of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)

    Stage 3. Examination of Application and Selection of an Examination Officer

       » All the submitted documents and information will be examined and if any correction is needed, the same will be intimated to the applicant (manufacturer) for rectification.

       » Bureau of Indian Standards nominates an inspection officer for Factory Inspection.

    Stage 4. Payment of Inspection Fees and Travel Expenditures for Inspection

       » Paying the examination fee for inspection (the payment should be paid in BIS account)

       » Receiving the validation about BIS Examination Officer

       » Organize the Ticket, Lodging & Boarding for visiting officer(s)

    Stage 5. Visit to Manufacturing Factory Unit

       » A BIS inspection officer shall visit to the manufacturing factory for examination of the manufacturing arrangements, manufacturing process, quality standards, testing abilities, packaging and the storage area, etc.

       » Inspection Officer may pick sample out of the produced products for testing with the existing testing facility.

    Stage 6. If any, Notification of Closure of Non-Conformity by BIS

       » If any non-conformity is pointed out by the inspection officer, correction of the same in the process of manufacturing factory or product standard has to be done accordingly.

       » Submitting the proof of modification under taken by the manufacturing factory unit to close the raised non-conformity (NC closure).

    Stage 7. Receiving the Certificate of Conformity (CoC)

       » The BIS main and branch office will evaluate the reports and decide on granting of the Certificate of Conformity (CoC).

       » The office of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) grants the Certificate of Conformity (CoC).

    For ISI Certificaiton, please contact us: Ornate Quality Services, Phone: 011-41400596, Mobile: +91-9266333338, Email: dt@ornatequalityservices.com, Contact us