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Frequently Asked Questions

The AIR shall be 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. 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.

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No, test report as per relevant Indian Standard can only be accepted.

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.

For SAARC countries, the payment can be made in Indian Rupee (INR). For other countries, the payment should be made in USD only.

No, separate application for each product/ISS is to be submitted for each factory location.

No, separate application for each product/ISS is to be submitted for each factory location.

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.

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

A number of Product Manual and scheme of Inspection and Testing (SIT) are available for various Indian Standrads under certification. For details please click here https://bis.gov.in/index.php/product-certification/product-specific-guideline

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