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CRS (Compulsive Registration Scheme) – BIS Registration

3. May 2023

The Compulsory Registration Scheme is part of the Indian BIS certification. Within the BIS CRS India registration for India there are two different “plans” or modes: ISI and CRS. CRS differs from ISI in that no factory inspection by Indian auditors is required. This means that CRS certification is of course much faster and cheaper than the more cumbersome ISI certification.

What are the process steps for the BIS CRS registration for export to India?

Products to be certified must still be tested in India and the process must be registered by an AIR Authorized Indian Representative, a representative in India.

Since only registration and testing is required, the process can be completed within a few weeks to a few months. It is nevertheless important to note that when registering, it is important to ensure that all components are listed correctly, as e.g. external power supplies often fall under a different CRS certification.

Which products fall under the Indian CRS mode of BIS registration?

The products covered by this plan are updated, renewed, or provided with additional functions on a regular to very frequent basis. With such a frequency of renewals, an ISI certification, which would require an audit each time, would exceed the workload. Most products of the IT-industry are covered, but also other electric products like LEDs and audio devices. The list of products eligible for registration is constantly being expanded, as are other areas.

When was the BIS CRS registration mode for BIS registration established in India?

The Compulsory Registration Scheme was published by the Indian Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) (formerly the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY)) in 2012 and last updated in 2018 (status 2020).

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