Why do I need to verify two different addresses?

The application process usually takes only a few minutes as we gather information in real time. When published, LEI numbers are delivered with an underlying Common Data Format (CDF) structure. This Legal Entity Reference Data (LE-RD) covers items such as Legal Entity Form, Legal Entity Status, Legal Name etc. LE-RD also has a concept of ‘Legal Address’ and ‘Headquarters Address.’

The Legal Address we require you to verify as part of the application process is the location where the entity is legally incorporated, whilst the Headquarters Address, is the location where the entity’s headquarters is physically located. In many smaller companies cases these are one in the same, however, many larger companies are able to provide more relevant data to entities who consume/use LEIs through these two addresses.

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