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What type of Legal Entity can apply for an LEI?

A Legal Entity Identifier code may be obtained for any of the following ‘Legal Entities’:

  • Registered Companies* and Registered Subsidiaries*
  • Non Profits
  • Sole Proprietors (Having a distinct identity within a business register)
  • International Branch offices (The Head Office must already have an LEI)**
  • Funds and Trusts

*As a general rule, a Business Registry will usually bestow a status of “Good Standing” to a business which maintains accurate information within the registry and completes any annual filing requirements.

A Legal Entity does NOT have to be in Good Standing to be issued with a Legal Entity Identifier, but MUST be ACTIVE. i.e. Legal Entities which have been struck off, merged, withdrawn or de-registered will be unable to receive or renew their identifier number.

** A branch office within an alternative jurisdiction/state, but still within the same country as the head office is not eligible as only one LEI per country can currently be issued.

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