Welcome to UKLEI

Supporting LEI Issuance in the United Kingdom

Official Registration Agent of the GMEI Utility

125430 Applications Since 2014.

Register LEI Code

Transfer Existing LEI


Register New LEI

Express LEI Registration: £129

Renew LEI

Express LEI Renewal: £99
  • Apply for an LEI for one or more legal entities
  • Pay your order
  • Receive your LEI by email in 2-4 business days


UKLEI is a service provider for the United Kingdom, facilitating the process of LEI registration and maintenance. LEIs are used in EU and international financial industry regulations, e.g. EMIR and MiFID II/MiFIR.

UKLEI operates by facilitating LEI issuance to clients in cooperation with the GLEIF accredited LOU the GMEI Utility (the Global Markets Entity Identifier Utility, previously known as the CICI Utility). UKLEI is an Registration Agent officially recognised by the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF). Through the service collaboration, UKLEI allows its clients to obtain valid LEI registration via its web portal, thereby ensuring prompt LEI issuance from the world's largest LOU. By having the direct relationship with UKLEI, clients are given not only prompt LEI issuance, but also the additional values of:

  • Payments in local currency at the time of LEI registration and annual maintenance
  • Access to UKLEI expertise in regulatory issues related to derivatives transaction reporting
  • Local customer support and local language support documents
  • Bespoke bulk processing and invoice handling available

UKLEI, through the GMEI utility follows the standards set forth in ISO 17442, as well as the governing framework of the Regulatory Oversight Committee (ROC) of the Global Legal Entity Identifier System (GLEIS).

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About LEI

What is an LEI?

LEI is short for Legal Entity Identifier and this represents a code for the identification of business entities. All LEI codes are registered in the global LEI registry and this registry is administrated by Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF).

About LEI code

An LEI is a unique code for an entity that identifies that entity. An LEI code consists of 20 characters and have the same structure all over the world. In 2014, a change of law took effect in Europe that introduced LEI. In the beginning of 2018, the law was extended in EU for the use of LEI codes and today all legal entities that trades with stocks and derivatives need to have an LEI code.

Legal Entity Identifier (LEI)

Legal Entity Identifier is a code used to identify legal entities all over the world. The code was introduced to create a more secure trade with securities. Each party in the securities trade needs to be able to identify itself with a Legal Entity Identifier.

LEI code or LEI number?

An LEI is often referred to as an LEI code or an LEI number. In a casual circumstance they are both okay to use. An LEI consists of 20 characters in the form of letters and numbers hence constitutes a code. The use of LEI-code or LEI-number varies between countries. In Sweden LEI code is more frequently used while in Finland the use of LEI number is more common.

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Apply for LEI Code

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Bulk Registration

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Assisted LEI Application

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