ISI Certification

ISI Certification

Introduction
The ISI label is by far the most known recognition mark for the quality of the product in the Indian subcontinent. The ISI tag shall be published by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). There are 150 compulsory goods that need ISI certification before being sold in India.

How to get BIS Registration?
The manufacturer(s) must complete the testing and documentation required by BIS in order to approve the product on the ISI Certification. The factory will also need to be physically audited by the BIS officer.
EVTL India is an established ISI certification service provider for both Indian and international manufacturers. We help manage any process required to obtain ISI Certification for products included in the mandatory list or other optional products for which Indian Standard is eligible. For details, please check the Important Information given below.

Important Information - BIS Registration

Mandatory Product List
List of Products which require ISI Certification as Mandatory are as follows:






Required Documents
List of Documents Required for ISI (BIS) Certification are as under:

Main Application Form V – ( View / Download )
(Basic details of factory & product category)

ISI Application Fee – ( View / Download )
(Copy of Remittance / Payment Advice)

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
(TM Registration copy)

Certificate from concerned regulatory agencies for manufacturing
(If there is any)

Drawing of the product
(As applicable)

Present Installed Capacity
(Manufacturing)

Raw Material Details
(Name of component used – name of supplier – quality certification of component)

Details of Machines
(Name of machine – make – capacity – number/quantity)

Layout plan of factory
(Floor & technical)

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 Equipments
(Name of equipment – Size – Quantity – Calibration Status & Date)

Details of QC (Quality Control) Staff
(Name of person, qualification, designation, year of experience)

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 indicating the distance from Airport & City Centre)

Specific Requirements for Foreign Manufacturers – Click Here

Costing and Timeline

Costing

For a customized and attractive quotation, please contact us with your product details at +91-9560 935 898 / +91-9354 046 392.

Timeline

Indian manufacturers – 3 months approx.

Foreign manufacturers – 6 months approx.

PERT Chart – ISI Mark for Foreign Manufacturers – ( Download )

Validity and Renewal
The license to use the Standard Mark (ISI) shall initially be issued for a term not less than one year and not less than two years. Applications with the required fee and documentation under the current permit may be submitted for the expansion of the varieties of the material protected by the licence.

The license may be extended for a period of up to five years by paying renewal fees and marking charges together with a limited number of documents.

Certification Process for Foreign Manufacturer

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 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 all required documents
  • Remit the application fees direct to BIS in USD*
  • Filling-up the Form-V
  • Submission of Application Form with all enclosures
  • Get the confirmation about scrutiny of documents by BIS Office

Step 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

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 in BIS Account in the mode of USD only

Certification Process for Indian Manufacturer

Certification Process for Indian Manufacturer
Indian manufacturers have two options for getting ISI Mark Certification -:

Option 1

Process of grant of licence is expected to be completed within 120 days, except for all India first case where it may take 180 days, from the date of receipt of the application provided the documentation, assessment of the unit and conformity of the product is established satisfactory at first instance during various stages.

Step 1 : Customization of Manufacturing Unit as per relevant Indian Standard

  • Identification of applicable Indian Standard
  • Setting up of in-house testing facilities as per requirements of the Standard

Step 2 : Filing of the Application Form

  • Arrange the Internal Test Report of product as per relevant IS
  • Compiling all required documents
  • Filling-up the Application Form online
  • Remittance of the application fees online directly to BIS
  • Submission of hard copies of Application Form along with all enclosures to the relevant Branch Office (BO) of BIS

Step 3 : Remittance of Audit Fees & Travelling Expenses for Inspection

  • Pay the audit fees for inspection
  • Get the confirmation about BIS Inspection Team
  • Organize the Ticket, Lodging & Boarding for visiting team

Step 4 : Factory visit

  • A visit will be made to the factory for assessment of the manufacturing infrastructure, production process, quality control and testing capabilities
  • Visiting team will pick the random sample(s) to be tested in BIS Approved Lab allocated by BIS office

Step 5 : Organize the Lab Test Report (LTR)

  • Arrange the Internal Test Report of product as per test report given by us for your reference
  • Submit the sample drawn by visiting team to the allocated laboratory along with the testing fee

Step 6 : 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 (NC Closure), if any
  • Pay the annual marking fees (annual license fees) to BIS

Step 7 : Get the BIS (ISI) Certificate

  • The licence shall be granted after submission of evidence at step 4 to 6

Option 2

Step 1 : Customization of Manufacturing Unit as per relevant Indian Standard

  • Identification of applicable Indian Standard
  • Setting up of in-house testing facilities as per requirements of the Standard

Step 2 : Sample Testing

  • Arrange the required certificate for raw material (MTC)
  • Get the product sample tested in BIS recognized testing lab

Step 3 : Filing of the Application Form

  • Arrange the Internal Test Report of product as per test report given by us for your reference
  • Compiling all required documents
  • Filling-up the Application Form online
  • Remittance of the application fees online directly to BIS
  • Submission of hard copies of Application Form along with all enclosures to the relevant Branch Office (BO) of BIS

Step 4 : Remittance of Audit Fees & Travelling Expenses for Inspection

  • Pay the audit fees for inspection
  • Get the confirmation about BIS Inspection Team
  • Organize the Ticket, Lodging & Boarding for visiting team

Step 5 : Factory visit

  • A visit will be made to the factory for assessment of the manufacturing infrastructure, production process, quality control and testing capabilities
  • Visiting team will pick the random sample(s) to be tested in BIS Approved Lab allocated by BIS office

Step 6 : Submission of the sample for Testing

  • Submit the sample to allocated lab and pay the testing fee
  • Get the acknowledgement from the lab and submit the same to BIS office

Step 7 : Get the BIS (ISI) Certificate

  • Pay the annual marking fees (annual license fees) to BIS
  • BIS will grant the ISI Certificate

Step 8 : Closure of Non-Conformity (if any)

  • Rectify the process of Factory Unit, if inspection team points out
  • Submit the proof of rectification done by unit to close non-conformity (NC closure), if any

Note: In case of non-conformity of sample(s) drawn during the factory visit under Option 2, the licence shall be suspended immediately. The licensee shall take necessary corrective actions and inform the same to the Bureau, and also confirm its readiness to offer fresh samples manufactured after taking the corrective actions. The revocation of suspension in such cases shall be considered only on the basis of conforming Testing Reports of the fresh samples from a BIS Recognized Testing Laboratory.

In case the fresh sample drawn by the Bureau for consideration of revocation of suspension shows non-conformity in laboratory testing, or the licensee does not inform corrective actions taken and does not offer improved samples within 30 days of the date of Suspension, the licence shall be processed for cancellation.

Lab Test Reports accepted by BIS
Separate application for each product / Indian Standards is to be submitted for each factory location.

One Standard,One Application
Separate application for each product / Indian Standards is to be submitted for each factory location.

BIS visit to the Factory for Manufacturing Assessment
Following shall be taken into consideration and verified by the BIS team during the factory visit –

  • Details of Quality Control Personnel
  • Calibration Certificates of Testing Equipment
  • Copies of Test Certificates of Raw Material, as applicable, for verification of conformity of the raw material(s) to the relevant requirement(s) of product standard
  • Drawing of sample(s) of the Product and / or Components, as applicable
    General condition of Hygiene
  • Plant layout indicating the location of manufacturing area, storage area for raw material and finished product, testing laboratory etc
  • Location Plan of the factory
  • For the tests which are permitted to be subcontracted and not available with the manufacturer, copy of the agreement or consent letter from the outside laboratory for which arrangement for sub-contracting is made
  • Inspection and Test Plan proposed to be followed
  • Subjective requirements like – workmanship, visual characteristics, surface defects, description, taste, flavor etc. shall be checked in the factory
  • In case of bulkier products, the dimensional measurements and other tests, for which complete product cannot be drawn and sent for third party testing (i.e. steel plates, sheets, steel pipes etc.) shall be carried out during factory testing
  • If, during the factory testing, any non-conformity is observed, no sample shall be drawn for testing in Third Party Laboratory. The applicant may be advised to carry out improvement, which will be verified through another inspection and factory testing

Specific Requirements to be Fulfilled by Foreign Manufacturers
The additional specific requirements for foreign manufacturers, who are having their factory location outside India, are indicated below:

  • Application and other requisite documents have to be submitted in duplicate.
  • All foreign manufacturers are considered as ‘Large Scale’ as per FMCS norms.
  • The applicant shall nominate Authorized Indian Representative (AIR) for its operation of BIS licence. For nominating an AIR, the applicant shall ensure the following-
  • AIR shall be an Indian resident.
  • The nominated AIR is representative of one manufacturing firm only and doesn’t represent other foreign manufacturer(s) as AIR under the BIS Conformity Assessment schemes. However, in case of foreign manufacturers belonging to one group of companies and importers (related to the foreign manufacturer) nominated as AIR, the restriction shall not be applicable.
  • AIR shall not have any conflict of interest with respect to their role as AIR with testing of sample(s) in third party laboratories.
  • AIR shall preferably be at least a graduate by qualification and be able to understand the provisions of BIS Act, 2016 and rules, regulations framed there under and the implications thereof.
  • AIR shall declare his / her consent to be responsible for compliance of the BIS Act, Rules, Regulations and Terms & Conditions as laid down in BIS Licence, Agreement, Undertaking etc. executed by or on behalf of the foreign manufacturer in connection with grant and operation of licence.
  • The name of AIR is endorsed in the licence document.
  • The applicant shall confirm readiness for the inspection and should take all actions, like availability of translator, arrangement of air tickets, issuance of VISA and insurance, arrangement of transport in the foreign country, etc. for the officer(s), so that visit could take place at the earliest.
  • Responsibility for timely and safe deposition of sample(s) to the labs and remittance of testing charges lies with the manufacturer firm.
  • Fees and charges – All payments are to be made in equivalent USD by applicants of Non-SAARC Countries. All payments by the 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.
  • Agreement (View / Download) and Indemnity Bond (View / Download) are required to be executed.
  • Performance Bank Guarantee (PBG), of USD 10,000, from any bank, having RBI approved branch in India is required to be furnished, after grant of licence. Performance Bank Guarantee shall have a validity of six months more than the validity of the licence. (View / Download)

Preconditions for obtaining ISI Mark
The BIS grants ISI Mark based on successful assessment of the manufacturing infrastructure, production process, quality control and in-house testing capabilities of a manufacturer. These are ascertained through a visit to the manufacturing premises. Conformity of the product to the relevant Indian Standard(s) is also established through independent laboratory testing or testing in the manufacturer’s premises or a combination of both.

Testing Sample Return Policy
The tested samples have to be collected back within 1 month from the date of issue of test report. After 1 month, the lab reserves the right to destroy the sample as per its policy and no claim will be entertained afterwards.

Further, the sample may be partially or fully damaged during the testing. Lab or EVTL INDIA will not entertain any claim regarding this.

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