About LEI

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.

GLEIF provides a listing of the accredited LEI issuers or pre-LOUs that offer LEI services per jurisdiction. Accredited LEI issuers have successfully completed the accreditation program for the associated jurisdictions. Pre-LOUs are currently undergoing the accreditation program and the associated quality tests for the listed jurisdictions. To download the listing, scroll to the foot of the page.

The list below shows all GLEIF accredited and LEI ROC endorsed LEI issuing organizations.

LEI Issuing Organization
LEI ROC-Endorsed pre-LOU
Asociación Mexicana de Estándares para el Comercio Electrónico A.C. (GS1 Mexico)
Bloomberg Finance L.P. (Bloomberg)
Bundesanzeiger Verlag GmbH (Bundesanzeiger Verlag)
Business Entity Data B.V. (GMEI Utility a service of BED B.V.)
Central Securities Clearing System Plc (CSCS Nigeria)
Centrálny depozitár cenných papierov SR, a.s. (CSD Slovakia)
Centrální depozitář cenných papírů a.s. (CSD Prague)
Colegio de Registradores de la Propiedad, Mercantiles y Bienes Muebles de España (CORPME)
EQS Group AG (EQS)
GS1 Germany GmbH (GS1 Germany)
Herausgebergemeinschaft WERTPAPIER-MITTEILUNGEN Keppler, Lehmann GmbH & Co.KG (WM Datenservice)
InfoCamere SCpA, Societa' Consortile di Informatica delle Camere di Commercio Italiane per Azioni (InfoCamere)
Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques (Insee)
KDD - Centralna klirinško depotna družba d.d. (Central Securities Clearing Corporation, Slovenia)
Kamer van Koophandel (KvK; Netherlands Chamber of Commerce)
Korea Securities Depository (KSD)
Krajowy Depozyt Papierów Wartościowych S.A. (KDPW)
Legal Entity Identifier India Limited (LEIL)
London Stock Exchange LEI Limited (London Stock Exchange)
Office fédéral de la statistique (Federal Statistical Office)
Patentti- ja Rekisterihallitus (Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH))
Saudi Credit Bureau (SACB / Moa'rif)
Strate (Pty) Ltd (Strate)
The Irish Stock Exchange Plc (Irish Stock Exchange)
Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc. (Japan Exchange Group/Tokyo Stock Exchange (JPX/TSE))
Zagrebačka burza d.d. (Zagreb Stock Exchange, ZSE)
İstanbul Takas ve Saklama Bankası Anonim Şirketi (Takasbank)
Небанковская кредитная организация акционерное общество "Национальный расчетный депозитарий" (National Settlement Depository, Russia)
全国金融标准化技术委员会 (China Financial Standardization Technical Committee)

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