BIS Certification for Import

BIS Registration for Lithium-Ion Batteries

August 16, 2022 | By A. N. Mishra

Li-ion batteries have emerged as the most popular secondary batteries in recent years due to their light weight, higher energy density, and longer lifespan. Lithium-Ion (Li-ion) Battery is an advanced battery that uses lithium ions as a key component of its electrochemistry. Considering the massive increase in demand for Lithium-Ion Batteries across India, the BIS has implemented regulations that cover these products under the Compulsory Registration Scheme.

Let's take a closer look at BIS Compulsory Registration Scheme for Electronics and IT Goods.

BIS runs various certification schemes for goods manufactured, sold, or distributed in India. The BIS certification scheme aims to ensure product quality, safety, and reliability so that the general public receives high-quality, risk-free products. BIS Compulsory Registration Scheme (CRS), also known as BIS registration, is run by BIS for marking and quality certification for Electronics and IT goods. According to the CRS order, no one can manufacture, sell, or distribute electronics and IT goods in India without obtaining a BIS registration certificate.

Before releasing electronics and IT products to the market, BIS registration is necessary. All products must meet specified Indian standards and bear the standard mark with the unique registration number. Products that do not comply with applicable Indian standards are not permitted to be sold in the country. Anyone who violates the terms of this order will be punishable under the BIS Act.

BIS Registration for Lithium-Ion Battery

A lithium-ion battery is covered under the BIS compulsory registration scheme of BIS. IS 16046 (Part 2): 2018/ IEC 62133-2:2017 covers Secondary Cells and Batteries Containing Alkaline or other Non-Acid Electrolytes such as Lithium Systems batteries. As per this standard, a BIS certificate is mandatorily required for Sealed Secondary Portable Lithium System Batteries. This standard specifies Safety Requirements for Portable Sealed Secondary Cells and Batteries like a lithium-ion cells for Use in Portable Applications.

BIS has enacted standards for lithium-ion batteries to ensure that all safety requirements are met. Each primary or secondary battery/cell covered under the CRS scheme, such as a lithium-ion battery, must be BIS registered and bear the standard mark with a unique registration number. BIS issues a registration certificate after confirming that the product complies with the relevant Indian standards. BIS registration is granted based on a self-declaration of conformity of goods and articles.

Lithium-ion batteries must meet various testing requirements specified in IS 16046 (Part-2):2018/IEC 62133-2:2018. After testing their products in BIS-approved laboratories, all lithium-ion battery manufacturers must register with BIS. To obtain a BIS license for lithium-ion batteries, you must ensure that your product meets Indian standards.

You must get BIS registration certificate for your product from BIS, if you are a manufacturer or importer of electronics and IT goods. BIS registration is required to ensure that products comply with Indian standards and to use the standard mark on products.

Tests Conducted for Lithium-Ion Batteries

Some of the testing requirements for secondary batteries and cells are outlined in IEC 62133/IS 16046 are as follows:

  • Crushing Test
  • Incorrect installation Test
  • Low-pressure Test
  • Forced Discharge Test
  • Over-charging Test
  • Charging / Discharging Test
  • Continuous charging Test
  • Insulation Resistance Test
  • Vibration Test
  • Temperature Cycling Test

Now, since you know BIS mandatory registration and testing requirements for Lithium-Ion batteries, let's go over the BIS certification process for lithium-ion batteries.

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How to get BIS registration for lithium-ion batteries?

In order to get BIS registration for electronics and IT products, the following process needs to follow:

  1. Application Submission:Applicants need to submit online applications through the BIS portal.
  2. Generation of test request: After that, a test request will be generated for product testing.
  3. Testing of product: The product will be tested in BIS approved laboratory.
  4. Submission of application and test report: After testing completion, an online application with all relevant documents and test reports will be submitted to BIS.
  5. Scrutiny of Application: After submission of the application with the test Report, BIS officials will scrutinize the application.
  6. Grant of BIS Certificate: If the test report and documents are per specified standards, then BIS will grant a CRS certificate to the product manufacturer.

Following the steps outlined above, you can obtain a BIS license for your product. You may wonder what documents are required to obtain a BIS license for a lithium-ion battery. Let's look at the documents needed for a BIS registration certificate for lithium-ion batteries.

Documents Required for BIS Registration of Lithium-Ion cell

The following documents are required for BIS Registration of lithium-Ion cells:

  • Completely filled CDF/CCL form
  • Duly filled BIS application form
  • Business License of manufacturing unit
  • Scope of Business License
  • ISO certificate of the manufacturer
  • Marking Label / Details of Marking on the product
  • Authorization letter
  • Trade Mark Certificate
  • Trademark Authorization Letter
  • Authorized Indian Representative (In case of the foreign manufacturer)
  • Photo ID of Authorized Indian Representative/ Authorized Signatory
  • Technical Specification Sheet of Product/user manual


As you know, BIS registration is mandatory for Lithium-ion batteries under BIS CRS. No one can manufacture, sell, or distribute electronics and IT goods in India without first obtaining a BIS registration certificate. So, all battery manufacturers must obtain BIS registration before releasing them into the market.

At last, if you want to manufacture and import electronics and IT goods in India, you shall have to obtain a BIS registration certificate under the CRS scheme of BIS to ensure that products comply with all applicable Indian standards. But compliances can be tricky, and obtaining BIS certification is not as simple as it seems because it involves coordination with officials, product testing, approval, and so on. Therefore, it is recommended that you seek professional assistance so that they can handle the entire process of BIS registration.

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