American LEI: LEI number | Official Registration Agent
Important notice: from 13th April 2021 LEI is mandatory for non-EU (third country) issuers under SFTR regulation

Official Legal Entity Identifier (LEI number) registration agent in the US

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Automatic renewal of LEIs for convenient EMIR, SFTR and MiFID reporting


Active Legal Entity Identifiers
in United States

Database snapshot

December 2021
2505 New LEI numbers issued
Fully corroborated LEI numbers 76.5%

About us

American LEI offers convenient and secure registration services.
Over 95% of LEIs managed by American LEI are fully corroborated
Secure payment by card, PayPal or bank transfer
Automated data transfer from companies registry

Applying for an LEI is fast and secure

We issue over 90% of numbers in less than 24 hours.

We request the required data from companies registry to ensure your application complies with LEI number standards.
Select one of our convenient extended-length LEI packages. We offer LEI numbers with a validity of up to 5 years.
Pay securely using your card or we can send you an invoice for the bank transfer.

LEI number initial application, renewal or change of data

All LEI number management services in one place!

Initial application

To apply for an LEI number for the first time, please complete the application on our website. We request the required data from companies registry and will start the preliminary validation of your data immediately.

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Renewal & Transfer

The LEI number must be renewed at least once a year to remain valid in the GLEIF database. If you use American LEI as your agent to renew your LEI, the number will be transferred to our administration.

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Legal Entity Identifier system

How are LEI numbers issued?

The purpose of LEI numbers is to make it easier to identify a counterparty in financial transactions. The issuance of numbers is regulated by the global umbrella organisation GLEIF (Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation)

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Applying for an LEI number via American LEI

Take a few minutes to submit your application and we will do the rest!

To apply for an LEI number, LEI number issuer LOU (Local Operating Unit) or an official LEI Registration Agent is needed. American LEI is a LOU contractual registration agent that registers LEI numbers in the United States. American LEI’s database is interfaced with the companies registry, which allows us to automatically query and update data related to your company. We offer American companies a fast and affordable service and keep the data in the GLEIF database in line with your current information.
Companies applying for an LEI
We validate data using companies registry or other sources
The LEI number is issued to the customer
The LEI number is entered into the GLEIF database
An LEI number must be renewed at least once a year

Simple and transparent pricing

American LEI enables you to apply for a number for up to five years

American LEI s customers only pay for applying for or renewal of the LEI number. Updating data, transferring the LEI number or other activities related to the number are all free of charge for our customers.

No hidden fees - all fees are included in our price

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Questions and answers

Do you have an additional question?

What is an LEI?
An LEI code or Legal Entity Identifier is a unique number, consisting of 20 symbols, that allows for identification within the global financial system. An LEI number is issued to a company just once and is unique.
Who is obliged to request an LEI number?
Whilst there is no regulation that mandates the broad use of LEIs within the US market, its use is becoming more widespread. The Dodd-Frank Act has accellerated the adoption of universal LEIs within the US and further changes that mandate more widespread adoption of LEIs are expected in the future. The CFCT, NAIC, FED and SEC now require LEIs for certain transactions and many other bodies now request that an LEI is produced when undertaking trading activities. A comprehensive list outlining the use of LEIs is available on the GLEIF website.
How much does an LEI number cost?
An LEI number costs from $65 a year. Our full price list is available on our homepage and upon application.
How long is the LEI number valid?
The LEI number is valid for 1 year from the date of issue. The number must then be extended (via a renewal application) for the following year.
What do we do if company data changes in companies registry?
Throughout the LEI number period, it is important that the company’s data in the GLEIF database matches the data in the Commercial Register. If the company’s data changes in the Commercial Register, please let us know by e-mail – We will change the data in the GLEIF database (free of charge).
How long does it take to issue an LEI number?
An LEI number is usually issued within 1-2 working days of payment. If the legal structure of the company (consolidation group) is complex and additional information is required, it may take longer to issue the number. We issue 95% of number in less than 24 hours.
Why do you need an LEI number?
An LEI number is required for reporting transactions made by a legal entity to supervisory authorities. In other words, more detailed information is wanted about who, where, and with whom transactions are being completed in financial markets.
How can a company request an LEI number?

American LEI makes requesting an LEI number easy! Complete the LEI application on our website and make the payment. After that you will automatically receive an e-mail from us together with the invoice and LEI authorization document that we kindly ask you to sign and send back to our e-mail. After you send us the signed document, LEI number will be sent to your e-mail within 24 hours.

How do you pay for an LEI number?
After submitting and signing your application, you will be redirected to our payment form, where it is possible to pay by card, PayPal or by bank transfer.
How do multiannual LEIs work?
Multiannual LEIs save you time and money. For example, if you order a 3-year LEI, regisration of the LEI with a validity of 1 year is included alongside the automatic renewal of your LEI number for a further 2 years. By doing so, you do not have to deal with the renewal of your LEI number every year and, since the annual price of our multiannual contracts is cheaper, you will also save money! LEI renewal is performed 30-60 days before your next renewal date so your LEI is always valid in the GLEIF database.
Where can I verify the existence or validity of an LEI?
The validity of the LEI number can be verified on the American LEI homepage by using the search. Our database is connected to the GLEIF base and companies registry and it is updated four times a day. LEI number can be also verified on the website of the GLEIF.
Why use American LEI services?
American LEI is an official LEI registration agent, which means we comply with all regulations and data transmission standards. This is especially important for companies considering registering for multiannual renewal of its LEI, since the company makes an advance payment to the registration agent for the entire period. Our database is integrated with that of companies registry and is updated automatically. This reduces the administrative burden on your part, as data changes within the GLEIF database are automated. The use of an official registration agent ensures secure data processing and quality service.