How to obtain a Legal Entity Identifier (LEI number)?

The easiest and most natural way to obtain an LEI is to submit a request to any LOU (Local Operating Unit) within the LEI system (more on the LEI system and LOUs can be found in the section on ‘LEI Governance’).

LOUs are the official LEI Issuers; offering enrollment, renewal and update services. In essence, LOUs are the primary point of contact for legal entities to obtain an LEI. What is important is the fact that LOUs are not restricted to the enrollment of legal entities in their own country or region.