How to Get an LEI: Find LEI Issuing Organizations
Obtaining a Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) is easy. Simply contact your preferred business partner from the list of LEI issuing organizations below. LEI issuers – also referred to as Local Operating Units (LOUs) – supply registration, renewal and other services, and act as the primary interface for legal entities wishing to obtain an LEI. A legal entity is not limited to using an LEI issuer in its own country; instead, it can use the registration services of any LOU that is accredited and qualified to validate LEI registrations within its authorized jurisdiction(s).
The LEI connects to key reference information that enables clear and unique identification of legal entities participating in financial transactions. Through self-registration, the registering legal entity must supply accurate reference data. The LEI issuing organization must then verify the reference data with local authoritative sources – a national Business Register, for example – and issue an LEI compliant with the LEI standard.
The Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) is responsible for monitoring LEI data quality. The GLEIF data quality management program ensures that the LEI remains the industry standard best suited to providing open and reliable data for unique legal entity identification management.
Before the launch of the GLEIF accreditation program, the LEI Regulatory Oversight Committee (LEI ROC) was responsible for endorsing organizations as LEI issuers. LEI issuers previously endorsed by the LEI ROC are referred to as pre-LOUs.
The list below shows all GLEIF accredited and LEI ROC endorsed LEI issuing organizations.