India CRS Registration
India CRS Registration

In 2012, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) of India and the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) launched the Compulsory Registration Scheme (CRS), which requires manufacturers of electronic and IT products to submit registration application to BIS before placing their products on the Indian market. After obtaining registration approval, BIS allows manufacturers to declare that their products comply with Indian standards. CRS registration does not require factory audit, but only needs to submit a self-conformity declaration and a product test report.

India CRS registration mark

Indian CRS Registration Requirements

1. Manufacturers outside India need to have a liaison office or branch in India, and the liaison office or branch should abide by all BIS laws, regulations and rules; or, overseas manufacturers designate an authorized agent in India (AIR, Authorised Indian Representative) , the agent signs an agreement with the manufacturer according to BIS regulations, and declares compliance with relevant laws and regulations on behalf of the manufacturer and is responsible for it.

2. Manufacturers need a self-conformity declaration that shows that the factory has a complete manufacturing facility and the necessary testing equipment to test the product.

3. The product test report must be issued by a laboratory accredited by BIS.

Indian CRS registration process

File organization and preliminary documentation

  • Organize and assemble all necessary documents
  • Preliminary documentation on the BIS website

Sample testing

  • The collected samples are sent to the BIS laboratory
  • The test report is valid for 90 days
  • Applicants need to pay the testing fee

Registration application

  • Apply online
  • Submit hard copy documents to the BIS office
  • Applicants need to pay the application fee

Official review

  • If the required documents are missing or incomplete, BIS will communicate with the applicant via email or phone

Grant license

  • Application documents and product testing need to meet the requirements
  • The applicant will be granted a certification and a CRS registration number

Documents required for CRS registration in India

  • CDF/CCL form
  • BIS application form
  • Manufacturer's business license (original + English translation)
  • Scope of business (original + English translation)
  • ISO certificate
  • Labeling/Marking Details
  • Power of attorney (if the signatory is not the responsible manufacturer)
  • Trademark Certificate
  • Trademark power of attorney (if the trademark is not owned by the manufacturer)
  • AIR power of attorney (if foreign manufacturer)
  • AIR identity document
  • Schematic diagram of plant layout, etc.

Indian CRS registration period and fees

  • Total registration period: 50-90 days
  • CIRS Service Fee: Depends on specific products
  • BIS official application fee: about 700 US dollars
  • Product testing fee: subject to BIS laboratory quotation

India CRS Compulsory Registration Product List

Electronic Games (Video)

Visual Display Units, Video Monitors of screen size up-to 32”


CCTV Cameras/CCTV Recorders

Plasma/ LCD/LED Televisions of screen size 32″ & above

Adapters for household and similar electrical appliances

Optical Disc Players with built in amplifiers of input power 200W and above

USB driven Barcode readers, barcode scanners, Iris scanners, Optical fingerprint scanners

Microwave Ovens

Smart watches

Visual Display Units, Video Monitors of screen size 32″ & above

Standalone LED Modules for General Lighting

Printers, Plotters

Lighting Chain (Rope Lights)



Wireless Keyboards

Induction Stove

Telephone Answering Machines

Automatic Teller Cash dispensing machines

Amplifiers with input power 2000W and above

USB Type External Hard Disk Drive

Electronic Musical Systems with input power 200W and above

Wireless Headphone and Earphone

Electronic Clocks with Mains Powers

USB Type External Solid- State Storage Devices (above 256 GB capacity)

Set Top Box

Electronic Musical System with input power below 200 Watts

Automatic Data Processing Machine

Standalone Switch Mode Power Supplies (SMPS)with output voltage 48 V (max)

Power Adaptors for IT Equipments

Television other than Plasma/ LCD/LED TVs

Power Adaptors for Audio, Video & Similar Electronic Apparatus

Rice Cooker

UPS/Invertors of rating≤5kVA

Wireless microphone

DC or AC Supplied Electronic Control gear for LED Modules

Digital Camera

Sealed Secondary Cells/Batteries containing Alkaline or other non-acid Electrolytes for use in portable applications

Video Camera

Self-Ballasted LED Lamps for General Lighting Services

Webcam (Finished Product)

Fixed General Purpose LED Luminaries

Smart Speakers (with and without Display)

Mobile Phones

Dimmers for LED products

Cash Registers

Bluetooth speakers

Point of Sale Terminals

Crystalline Silicon Terrestrial Photovoltaic (PV) modules (Si wafer based)

Copying Machines/Duplicators

Thin-Film Terrestrial Photovoltaic (PV) Modules (a-Si, CiGs and CdTe)

Smart Card Readers

Power converters for use in photovoltaic power system

Mail Processing Machines/Postage Machines/Franking Machines

Utility –Interconnected Photovoltaic inverters

Passport Reader

Storage battery

Power Banks for use in portable applications

Low – Voltage switchgear and controlgear: Circuit – Breakers

Mobile Phones

Low – Voltage switchgear and controlgear: switches,disconnectors, switch disconnectors and fuse – Combination units

Recessed LED Luminaries

Low – Voltage switchgear and controlgear: electromechanical contactors and motor – Starters

LED Luminaires for Road and Street lighting

Low – Voltage switchgear and controlgear: a.c semiconductor motor controllers and starters

LED Flood Lights

Low – Voltage switchgear and controlgear: a.c.semiconductor motor controllers and contactors for non – Motor loads

LED Hand lamps

Low – Voltage switchgear and controlgear: electromechanical control circuit devices

LED Lighting Chains

Low – Voltage switchgear and controlgear proximity switches

LED Luminaires for Emergency Lighting

Low – Voltage switchgear and controlgear: electrical emergency stop devices with mechanical latching function

UPS/Inverters of rating ≤ 10kVA

Ortho Phosphoric Acid

Plasma/ LCD/LED Television of screen size up-to 32”

Polyphosphoric Acid

Indian CRS Registration Renewal Requirements

  1. The certificate is valid for 2 years. Renewal before expiration can maintain its validity
  2. Renewal application need afford application fee, service fee, etc.
  3. If the renewal application and necessary fees (including late fees) are not received, the license will expire 90 days after the validity period (2 years).

Our Services

  • Authorised Indian Representative (AIR)
  • India CRS registration consultation and training
  • Indian CRS Registration Application
  • Indian CRS Registration Update

India CRS Registration FAQ

1. Is Indian CRS registration mandatory?

Products that are included in the Indian CRS compulsory registration list are compulsory registration, and the products must obtain CRS registration approval before entering the Indian market.

2. How long is the Indian CRS registration cycle?

The CRS registration cycle can be roughly divided into three parts: data preparation, product testing, and official review. Usually, it takes about 50-90 days from the date when the application data is accepted to the end of the official review. If there are major changes in the official review or changes in product testing, the time required may be extended.

3. How much does Indian CRS registration cost?

The CRS registration fee consists of CIRS service fees, official BIS application fees and product testing fees; CIRS service fees will be determined according to the materials and test items to be prepared for different products. The official BIS application fee is around $700. Product testing fees will vary according to different testing institutions.

4. How long is the Indian CRS registration valid for?

licenses are valid for 2 years, and renewal before expiration can maintain its validity. If no renewal application is received, the license will expire 90 days after the validity period (2 years).

5. Where can I view the list of India CRS compulsory registrations?

Enterprises can view the CRS compulsory registration list through the official website of BIS India, and the products included in the list are compulsory for registration.

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