Register for a Legal Entity Identifier

To register your U.S. legal entity, contact the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) accredited LEI issuing organization of your choice.

U.S.-based issuers include:

An LEI issuer — also known as a Local Operating Unit (LOU) — supplies registration, renewal, and other services, and acts as the primary interface for legal entities wishing to obtain an LEI. 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.

A legal entity is not limited to using an LEI issuer in its own country; it can use the registration services of any LOU accredited and qualified to validate LEI registrations within its authorized jurisdiction(s). For more information on LEI registration, go to Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF).

The 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.