Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q1. Who will be the AIR?
The AIR shall be an Indian resident. He shall declare his consent to be responsible for compliance to the provisions of the BIS Act, Rule Regulations and Terms & Conditions laid down in BIS Licence, Agreement , Undertaking etc. executed by or on behalf of the foreign manufacturer in the foreign manufacturer or a senior person of the branch/office shall be nominated as the AIR. In case, there is no such branch / office established in India or till it is established in India , the foreign manufacturer shall nominate an AIR in the prescribed format on its letter-head.

Q2. What is the fee structure?
For details of Fee Structure, Click here.

Q3. Whether the test report as per IEC or any standard other than Indian Standard can be accepted?
No, test report as per relevant Indian Standard can only be accepted.

Q4. What is the timeline for grant of licence?
Average time taken for grant of licence is generally six months from the date of receipt of complete application and its recording. It may vary for reasons like delay in response to queries raised, if any; organizing inspection(s); transportation of samples and remittance of dues, etc.

Q5. Is the payment to be made to BIS in USD or INR?
For SAARC countries, the payment can be made in Indian Rupee (INR). For other countries, the payment should be made in USD only.

Q6. Can I submit one application for different products/ISS being manufactured at the same factory location?
No, separate application for each product/ISS is to be submitted for each factory location.

Q7. Can I submit one application for one product being manufactured at different locations?
No, separate application for each product/ISS is to be submitted for each factory location.

Q8. Has the AIR to be an Indian resident only?
The AIR should be an Indian national & resident of India. However, he can be a foreign national if employed in any office/branch of the manufacturer in India but should be resident of India.

Q9. For which products, the BIS licence is mandatory?
BIS licence is compulsory for the products under mandatory certification. For list of products under mandatory certification, Click here.