BIS CRS Registration: A Definitive Guide for BIS certification for Electronic products

Updated on April 09, 2024 04:45:20 PM

BIS CRS registration stands for BIS certification under Compulsory Registration Scheme (CRS). As per the guidelines of Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology. The manufacturers of electronic goods are required to acquire mandatory BIS registration for their products in India.

Under the guidelines of MeitY no individual can manufacture, store or sell, import, or distribute products. That does not follow the Indian Standard specified and don't bear the Standard Mark with a unique Registration Number obtained from the Bureau of Indian Standard (BIS). Therefore, it is now obligatory for all manufacturers and sellers to obtain BIS registration.

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Eligibility for CRS registration?

CRS is an acronym for compulsory registration scheme under Bureau of Indian Standards. Any individual or business manufacturing, selling or importing electronic products identified or listed under SCHEME-2 is required to get BIS CRS registration after getting their product tested at certified BIS test labs.

Category of products covered under CRS scheme

  • Electronic equipment
  • Computers
  • Television
  • Amplifiers
  • Machines
  • Camera
  • Speakers
  • Power adapters
  • Scanners
  • Storage Devices
  • Pv modules
  • Wireless devices

Other products

  • Plotters
  • Printers
  • Scanners
  • Set-Top Box
  • Mobile phones
  • Cash Registers
  • Passport readers
  • Microwave ovens
  • Smart card readers
  • Point of sale terminals
  • Power banks for use in portable applications
  • Indian language support for mobile handsets
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Documents required for BIS CRS Registration

Following are the list of documents that needed to be enclosed while filling an application for BIS CRS certificate.

Such as:-
  • Nomination Letter of AIR
  • Test Report for the product
  • Undertaking regarding the product
  • ISO Certificate of the manufacturer
  • Product manual of the applied devices
  • Trademark Certificate if available or required
  • Testing documents such as filled CCL and CDF
  • Authorized Indian Representative and Affidavit (In case of Foreign Manufacturer)
  • Trademark Authorisation Letter, in case the brand, is not owned by the manufacturer
  • If the signatory person is other than the head of the manufacturing facility, then submit the Authorisation Letter
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BIS CRS Registration Fees

The BIS certification cost in India starts from ₹43,000 for MSMEs, and the validity of CRS registration is 2 years.

Particulars Fees
✅ Lab Test 25,000
✅Application Fee 43,000
✅Professional Fee 10,000
✅Validity of CRS Registration 2 years
✅Renewal Fee Same as application fee, additional our professional fee for renewal is ₹ 7,500

Note : The aforementioned Fees is exclusive of GST.

Note : Foreign Manufacturers and Non-MSME entities are required to pay an additional fee of ₹ 10,000 for their BIS CRS application.

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Process of BIS CRS Registration

  • Identification of IS number: Applicants are required to find the correct IS number for their products before applying for BIS CRS registration.
  • Testing of sample: Once the IS standard is recognised by the applicant, they are required to send their samples to BIS certified labs for quality testing.
  • Filling of application: After the completion of testing, an application will be filled with BIS along with the test report and other required documents. The authorities will scrutinize and verify the documents before issuing BIS certification.
  • Issuance of certification: Once the verification is completed by the licensing authority. The BIS CRS registration certificate will be issued by the BIS within 20 working days.
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Guidelines for E-marking of products under BIS CRS scheme

Requirements for physical labeling:

  • Devices with e-labels must have a physical label on the product packaging during sale, distribution, import, and storage.
  • Mass-produced items not packed individually can use a removable adhesive label on the packaging.

Compliance regarding information

  • The responsible party must program the compliance-related information.
  • The details must be protected from third-party tampering.
  • The details can be in the software menu if easily accessible and cannot be modified.

Regulatory details

  • All applicable regulatory details required on the product packaging or user manual must be provided.
  • The details must comply with applicable rules, even if shown electronically


  • E-labeled devices must not require any additional tools or supplemental plug-ins to access the e-label.
  • Users must be able to access the details without special access codes or permissions.
  • The details must be accessible within four steps of a device's menu.

User manual and instructions

  • If the primary user manual or user guide is given by electronic media, the information may also be part of the e-label.
  • Instructions to access the information may be on the product website, mentioned in the user's manual or product package.
  • Users must receive clear instructions on how to access the details.

Standard mark

  • The standard mark shown electronically must meet all the requirements issued by BIS.
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Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) registration is vital for electronic product manufacturers and importers in India. It ensures safety and quality, shielding consumers from perilous products. BIS certification enhances credibility and marketability, signifying adherence to regulations. Without it, legal and financial consequences and reputational damage can ensue. By prioritizing BIS registration, manufacturers and importers demonstrate commitment to safety and quality, building a strong presence in India's electronic market.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is BIS certification?

BIS is a statutory body that gants quality assurance to manufacturers of various products in India. BIS certification is obligatory for all the manufacturers of products listed under BIS schemes.

Is BIS certification Mandatory?

BIS registration is mandatory for only those products that are listed under BIS mandatory scheme. However manufacturers can take voluntary certification as it helps increases credibility of the brand among consumers of the product.

Who requires BIS hallmark registration?

BIS hallmark certification is usually required by jewllers.

Is BIS certification Mandatory for toys?

Yes, manufacturers and importer of toys are required to have mandatory BIS certification for their products.

Is BIS required for import?

For Importers of goods it is mandatory to have BIS registration for the product they are importing.

BIS registration vs ISI registration

ISI is a type of BIS certification under the BIS scheme itself.

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