Foreign Manufacturer Certification Scheme

Introduction

BIS has been operating a separate scheme named as FMCS (Foreign Manufacturer Certification Scheme) for foreign manufacturers since 2000. Under this scheme (Scheme-I of Schedule-II), foreign manufacturers can seek certification from BIS for use of Standard Mark (commonly known as ISI Mark) on their productsThe aim of this scheme is to provide third-party guarantee of quality, safety and reliability of products to the end customer and broadly applicable for grant of license for all the products except Electronics & IT Goods notified by MeitY. Many products like electrical applianceskitchen accessories, industrial products, steel products, toys, chemicals, Petro-chemicals and automobile accessories are mandatorily required to be registered under this order. Post registration, applicant will be eligible to put the ISI Mark on their desired products.

Who can apply

Manufacturers (who is actually producing the goods) having their company outside India can apply for FMCS license. The company shall ensure below listed points before applying for said license:

  1. Conformation of their product according to suitable Indian Standard
  2. Have complete in-house manufacturing facility at the factory location.
  3. Have complete in-house testing facility against the particular Indian Standard for which applicant would like to apply to obtain ISI Mark. Outsourcing is allowed up to some extent
  4. Have qualified & competent quality control staff in the manufacturer’s testing laboratory to test the desired product as per applicable Indian Standard.   
  5. Accept the Scheme of Testing & Inspection (STI). 
  6. Ready to pay the annual marking fee as decided by competent authority considering the large-scale manufacturer
  7. Separate application is required to be submitted for each product/Indian Standard and for factory location.

Important Information

  1. Application Form-V
  2. BIS Govt. Fees receipts
  3. Factory registration documents 
  4. Details of the in-house machinery and testing equipment’s.
  5. Recent calibration certificates in native as well as english language. 
  6. Flow chart and factory location map 
  7. Organisational chart and details of the quality control staff
  8. Agreement copy, bank guarantee and Indemnity bond
  9. 3-D drawing of the product 
  10. Methods of disposal of sub-standard product

Note : The above list is for reference purpose only and may vary as per the actual case. 

In general, the entire process takes 5-6 months including testing & registration. For more information regarding the break-up of timeline against every step, please click the link below

Product Certification Scheme (For Domestic Manufacturers only) 

Introduction

This scheme is only for domestic manufacturers located in India. The purpose of this scheme is to give customers a third-party assurance of the quality, safety and reliability of products. The presence of the ISI Mark known as the standard mark on the product is assured to conform to the specifications. ISI mark on the product provides new thrust to standardization, quality control, safety and reliability of the product for the consumersUnder this scheme (Scheme-I of Schedule-II), local manufacturers can seek certification from BIS for use of Standard Mark on their products. The product certification scheme comprises of two processes i.e. Simplified Process and Normal Process.

Who can apply

Manufacturers (who is actually producing the goods) having their company within India can apply for domestic license. The company shall ensure below listed points before applying for said license: 

  1. Conformation of their product according to suitable Indian Standard.
  2. Have complete in-house manufacturing facility at the factory location.
  3. Have complete in-house testing facility against the particular Indian Standard for which applicant would like to apply to obtain ISI Mark. Outsourcing is allowed up to some extent.
  4. Have qualified & competent quality control staff in the manufacturer’s testing laboratory to test the desired product as per applicable Indian Standard.
  5. Accept the Scheme of Testing & Inspection (STI).
  6. Ready to pay the annual marking fee as decided by competent authority.
  7. Separate application is required to be submitted for each product/Indian Standard and for factory location.

Normal Process for Grant of License

Simplified Process for Grant of License

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  1. Application Form-V
  2. BIS Govt. Fees receipts
  3. Factory registration documents
  4. Details of the in-house machinery and testing equipment’s. 
  5. Recent calibration certificates in native as well as english language.
  6. Flow chart and factory location map
  7. Organizational chart and details of the quality control staff
  8. Agreement copy, bank guarantee and Indemnity bond 
  9. 3-D drawing of the product
  10. Methods of disposal of sub-standard product

Note : The above list is for reference purpose only and may vary as per the actual case. 

In general, the entire process takes 2-3 months including testing & registration. For more information regarding the break-up of timeline against every step, please click the link below