How to obtain a Legal Entity Identifier? Application of a new LEI number
We will help you obtain a Legal Entity Identifier right here on this page if you do not have an existing LEI with GLEIF.
Please complete the LEI number application form above, enabling us to get started on your LEI registration right away. If you need help to complete the form, see the guide below.
If you are unsure if you already have an LEI number, just enter your business registration number or name in the form above and we will check that for you automatically with GLEIF.
What is a LEI code?
The LEI code or LEI number can be translated to an international business or entity registration number. A number of countries, including UK and all of the EU, require that you have a LEI code in order to perform transactions on the financial markets.
LEI Service is a Danish founded company helping legal entities obtaining LEI code numbers. We offer english speaking phone and e-mail customer service. We are well situated to assist businesses, funds and other legal entities in obtaining a LEI number affordable, easy and quickly.
Apply for LEI number
You apply for LEI number right here with a very simple process. Fill in your entity/business registration number or name, select the relevant officer, choose how many years you would like the LEI to be managed for. Confirm the information from the official registry, fill out any blanks and pay. The LEI application is now under way.
When you make an order on this page, we will automatically do a LEI lookup to make sure a LEI is not already registered for the entity. You can only have one LEI number per legal entity, that is why we have included an automated LEI search.
LEI number UK
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Guide to LEI number application form
The process for the application is simple, just follow the steps below:
- Enter your entity/business registration number or name and fill out the missing or incorrect fields
- Select the duration of the LEI and pay with your credit card or by bank transfer
- We will submit the data for validation, when accepted the LEI number is sent to you by e-mail
If we cannot verify the data with the local authorities, we will contact you to get additional information so the application can be approved, and the LEI issued.
What if I am not able to provide the information concerning ownership structure?
If the legal entity applying for a LEI is owned by another entity or cannot report such relation, then the reason (exception) must be specified as to why:
- The entity is owned or controlled by a natural person(s)
- The parent entity does not consolidate accounts
- There is not a parent according to the GLEIF legal entity identifier definition (there is no known person controlling the entity e.g., diversified shareholding)
- Legal restrictions prevent me from publishing or providing this information
- Parental consent has not been sought to provide or publish this information
- Legal commitments prevents me from publishing or providing this information
- My Parent could not confirm whether providing this information would be detrimental to my Entity or not
- Disclosure of this information would be detrimental to my entity or its Parent
Here you can get the most affordable LEI enabling your company or fund to engage in financial transactions in a safe way.
You will in most cases need a LEI. Entities subject to the MiFID II / EMIR regulations must have a LEI. Banks and investment platforms are required to see a valid LEI before you can trade in those cases.
We need your entity registration number and in rare cases additional information about ownership structure. In most cases we will automatically get the relevant information from the business register. Please note, for funds and other special legal entities we do require additional information.
If you need more than one LEI number in one order, please send us an e-mail at email@example.com. We will then make sure to help you with this in the easiest way possible and see that you get lowest LEI number price possible.
If you wish to carry out transactions on the financial markets, then most companies need a LEI number. The LEI stands for Legal Entity Identifier and can be thought of as an international business number.
To promote transparency concerning which parties are involved in financial transactions, the LEI system has been implemented. The aim of the LEI system is, among other things, to reduce the risk of money laundering and other criminal actions.