vLEI The Lifecycle of a vLEI Issuer

GLEIF Qualification of vLEI Issuers



Qualification is the process by which the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) evaluates the suitability of organizations seeking to become Qualified vLEI Issuers of the verifiable LEI (vLEI) Ecosystem. Becoming a member of the vLEI Ecosystem via GLEIF qualification is a globally recognized designation of commitment to trusted organizational digital identity.

An organization authorized to issue verifiable LEIs (vLEIs) to legal entities as well as the persons who represent their organizations either in official or functional roles is referred to as Qualified vLEI Issuer. Qualified vLEI Issuers perform issuance, verification, and revocation of vLEI Credentials. In particular, Qualified vLEI Issuers act as the primary interface for legal entities seeking vLEI credentials. At the entity level these are referred to as ‘Legal Entity vLEI Credentials’. Legal entities holding valid Legal Entity vLEI Credentials may request the issuance of ‘Legal Entity Official Organizational Role (OOR) vLEI Credentials’ by the Qualified vLEI Issuer.

Qualified vLEI Issuers will either be organizations already issuing LEIs (Local Operating Units) or new business partners. All vLEI Issuers must be qualified through the Qualification Program under the GLEIF vLEI Ecosystem Framework to be able to offer services related to vLEI Entity Credentials and/or vLEI OOR Credentials.

This section of the GLEIF website makes available all documentation and information relevant for participation in the GLEIF Qualification Program. The detailed steps, which an organization seeking to become a GLEIF Qualified vLEI Issuer must complete, are explained on this dedicated GLEIF website page: Qualification Program.

Organizations seeking assistance with their application to become a GLEIF Qualified vLEI Issuer should direct their questions on the Qualification Program by email to info@gleif.org.

GLEIF publishes on its website a list of all GLEIF Qualified vLEI Issuers, Legal Entity vLEI Credentials as well as a list of OOR Credentials *, so that the existence of Legal Entity vLEI Credentials and OOR Credentials issued for Legal Entities will be discoverable.

*Prior to publication, the legal entity is required to confirm to the Qualified vLEI Issuer that the OOR Person has given consent for field values to be published.