LEI Ireland: LEI (number) code | Official Registration Agent
As of 3 January 2018, LEIs are mandatory for all companies who wish to continue trading in securities.

Official Legal Entity Identifier (LEI number) registration agent in Ireland

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Database snapshot

December 2021
159 New LEI numbers issued
Fully corroborated LEI numbers 79.7%

About the Company

LEI Ireland offers convenient and secure registration services. We are recognized by the GLEIF as the official LEI number registration agent for Irish companies.
Over 95% of LEIs managed by LEI Ireland are fully corroborated
Secure payment by bank transfer, PayPal or card
Automated data transfer from the Companies Register

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 the Companies Register 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, PayPal 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 the Companies Register 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 LEI Ireland 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 LEI Ireland

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

To apply for an LEI number, you need an LEI issuer (Local Operating Unit), approved by the GLEIF, or an official LEI Registration Agent. LEI Ireland is a LOU contractual registration agent that registers LEI number in Ireland. LEI Ireland’s database is interfaced with the Companies Register, which allows us to automatically query and update data related to your company. We offer Irish 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 the Companies Register 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

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

LEI Ireland 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

Initial application price list:

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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?
According to MIFID2 Directive 2014/65/EU, from January 3, 2018, an LEI number is mandatory for all legal entities wishing to trade in securities.
How much does an LEI number cost?
An LEI number costs from 55€ 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 the Companies Register?
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 – info@lei-ireland.ie. 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.
Can I apply LEI for a Trust?

Yes, we also accept LEI applications for Trusts. If Trust is not registered with Companies Register or Charity Commission, please insert “Not Registered” as a company number in the LEI application.

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?
LEI Ireland makes requesting an LEI number for a company easy! Just will be in the LEI application form online, make the payment, send us the signed document and LEI number will be sent to your e-mail within 24 hours after that.
How do you pay for an LEI number?
After completing the LEI application online form, you will be redirected to our payment page, where you can choose if you would like to pay by card, invoice or via Paypal.
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 LEI Ireland homepage by using the search. Our database is connected to the GLEIF base and Companies Register and it is updated four times a day. LEI number can be also verified on the website of the GLEIF.
Why use LEI Ireland services?
LEI Ireland 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 Register 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.
What documents are needed to apply LEI for a Trust?

In order to issue LEI for a Trust, we need some supporting documents to verify legal name on the Trust, legal address and Trustees. This can be for example a Trust DEED, establishing agreement or any other similar document to confirm the data.