Required in cases where the "Legal Name" field includes non-Roman characters. This field has a maximum length of 255 characters, and may only include characters found in the limited ASCII character set. Previously named "Anglicized Legal Name."
Specifies an additional name or LEI value as needed to identify "umbrella funds". The name or LEI of the Fund Family to which the umbrella fund designated by the LEI belongs.
A branch that is located in a separate jurisdiction from its headquarters, i.e., in a host country outside of its home country. The branch is a lead international branch or international branch network outside of the head office's jurisdiction. Entities defined as branches do not define parental relationships; instead they define a single relationship to the Branch Headquarters entity.
The Headquarters or Home Office entity to which the Branch Entity is an international subsidiary.
The Bulk Service feature allows you to register or renew multiple records simultaneously. Up to 500 records can be submitted, in Excel spreadsheet or XML file format. For more information refer to the Bulk Service page of the GMEI Utility.
A Challenge request will trigger a review by the GMEI Utility validation team to research the record based on the updated information, and make the appropriate changes to the record.
The City is the registered city of the entity. This field has a maximum length of 50 characters, and any Unicode character is allowed.
File format developed by the LEI Regulatory Oversight Committee and mandated for LEI issuing organizations to report LEI and legal entity reference data. The GMEI Utility provides files in the Common Data File Format as well as the proprietary GMEI File Format, updated daily and available for download.

For more information please reference the Common Data File Formate description on the GLEIF website.
The Country is the registered country for the entity following the ISO 3166 standard. The country can be found on the entity's documentation of incorporation.
The Direct Parent, or "direct accounting consolidated parent" is defined as the lowest level legal entity preparing consolidated financial statements for the entity. For more information, please refer to the LEI ROC publication "Collecting Data on Direct and Ultimate Parents of Legal Entities in the Global LEI System".

https://www.leiroc.org/publications/gls/lou_20161003-1.pdf
This record is a duplicate of another LEI in the Global LEI System (GLEIS). DUPLICATE status is assigned to the non-surviving registration, and the LEI should no longer be used.
An "internal duplicate LEI" is a duplicate of an LEI that exists within the domain of the GMEI system. An "external duplicate LEI" is a duplicate of an LEI that is managed by another pre-LOU, outside the GMEI system.
An optional field that provides additional information regarding the type of entity being registered. The currently supported values for Entity Category include:

  • BANK: The legal entity is a bank.
  • BRANCH: The legal entity is an international branch or branch network.
  • CORPORATION: The legal entity is a corporate entity.
  • FUND: The legal entity is a fund managed by another legal entity.
  • GOVERNMENT: The legal entity is a government, department, ministry, or municipal entity.
  • SOLE_PROPRIETOR: The legal entity is an individual acting in a business capacity
  • OTHER: All other legal entities not covered by an existing category.


Note that "Other" is a valid option. If an entity is defined as a "Branch" then it must provide the Branch Headquarters relationship information.
The date that the legal entity cease to operate. (See "Entity Expiration Reason")
The reason why the legal entity has ceased to operate, whether due to dissolution, merger or acquisition.
Indicates whether the entity is active or inactive.
  • ACTIVE is assigned to an entity that has independent legal status. Active entities include solvent companies in normal operation, as well as those entities which are in administration, in receivership, or bankrupt, but which still have legal status.
  • INACTIVE is assigned for entities that no longer have independent legal status as a result of dissolution.
The LEI being referenced for Registration is found to be a duplicate of an LEI that is already registered in the GLEIF system. Ensure that you are not attempting to register for an LEI that already exists.
The address of the headquarters of the legal entity or the address of the fund manager where available.
The date at which the information was most recently updated by the Managing LOU.
The Address is the primary street information of the registered address of the entity according to the documentation for incorporation. Each Address Line can have a maximum length of 100 characters, and any Unicode character is allowed. Previously named "Registered Address."

Please use the following guidance when submitting Address information:

Submit information on where the entity is incorporated, not where the entity is headquartered, physically operating, or other address alternatives.

Information on the PO Box, Building, and Floor can be provided in Address Line 1 if necessary.

Addresses should follow national postal address standards for the country of registration (where available). You may wish to review existing records within the jurisdiction you're registering to better understand the formatting for a specific jurisdiction.
The LEI is a unique code associated with a single legal entity in accordance with the ISO 17442 standard. The LEI is a reference data tool to standardize how entities are identified in global markets. Its goal is to help improve the measuring and monitoring of systemic risk and support more cost-effective compliance with regulatory reporting requirements.
The Legal Form is dependent upon the jurisdiction of the entity. Oftentimes, the legal form of an entity is appended to the Legal Name. The values for this field are dependent upon the registered country that is selected.
The jurisdiction of legal formation and registration of the entity.
The Legal Name is the registered legal name of the entity as found in its native language on its documentation for incorporation. This field has a maximum length of 255 characters, and may include Unicode characters.

Maintenance is the legacy term for "Renewal" - the act of reviewing and providing payment in order to keep an LEIrecord current.

The Managing Local Operating Unit (LOU) field indicates which provider has management of the given entity record.

The Managing LOU prefix is a 4 character code allocated uniquely to each LOU. Below are the prefix codes associated with the GMEI Utility.

  • GMEI Prefix - 5493
  • LuxCSD Prefix - 2221
The date at which the Registration Status of the LEI record will be set to LAPSED unless the Renewal process is completed. Previously named "Next Maintenance Date"; see "Renewal").

In certain instances, an entity may not be able to report the parental relationship, in which case it may be necessary to "Opt-Out" of one or both relationships. The reasons an entity may opt-out of relationship reporting include:

  • No LEI: The parent does not consent to have an LEI, or the relationship is not yet known, or a relationship is not yet defined due to the absence of a parental LEI.
  • Natural Persons: There is no parent according to the definition used, because the entity is controlled by natural person(s) without any intermediate legal entity meeting the definition of accounting consolidating parent.
  • Non Consolidating: There is no parent according to the definition used, because the entity is controlled by legal entities not subject to preparing consolidated financial statements.
  • No Known Person: There is no parent according to the definition used, because there is no known person controlling the entity (e.g., diversified shareholding).
  • Legal Obstacles: Obstacles in the laws or regulations of a jurisdiction prevent providing or publishing this information.
  • Consent Not Obtained: The consent of the parent was necessary under the applicable legal framework and the parent did not consent or could not be contacted.
  • Binding Legal Commitments: Binding legal commitments (other than the laws or regulations of a jurisdiction), such as articles governing the legal entity or a contract, prevent providing or publishing this information.
  • Detriment Not Excluded: The child entity has sought to consult the parent entity about the reporting of the parent information but could not confirm the absence of detriment in a way that can appropriately prevent liability risks for the child entity.
  • Disclosure Detrimental: The disclosure of this information would be detrimental to the legal entity or the relevant parent. This will include reasons generally accepted by public authorities in similar circumstances, based on a declaration by the entity.
The Postal Code (or Postal, ZIP, or PIN Code) is the legal Postal Code of the entity. This field can have a maximum length of 20 characters, and any Unicode character is allowed.

The LEI being referenced for Registration is possibly a duplicate of an LEIthat is already registered in the GLEIF system. Ensure that you are not attempting to register for an LEI that already exists.

Legal names previously associated with the entity or the LEI record.

The Region is the state, prefecture, province, or administrative jurisdiction within the country of the entity. For the Legal Address Region field, this information can be found on the entity's documentation of incorporation.
Registration is completed by an entity wishing to have an LEIassigned either by a primary party, or a third party with explicit permission to assist in registering on the entity's behalf. Registration requests are completed on the GMEI Utility Portal, and an LEIis assigned after validation.

A code that identifies the business register or other registration authority that supplied the value of the Registration Authority Entity ID. Included when it is available and legally permissible. The value of "Not Available" should be selected when the entity is not listed on any business registries that are available for their registered jurisdiction or when the entity is not legally able to complete this information. Previously named "Business Registry."
The identifier (local number) of the legal entity as maintained by the authoritative source (see "Registration Authority ID"). Included where available and legally permissible. Previously named "Business Registry Number."
Registration Status refers to the status of the LEI record on the GMEI Portal (formerly referred to as "Renewal State"). Possible values for this field are:

  • ISSUED - The LEI registration has been validated and issued.
  • LAPSED - The LEI registration has not been renewed by its Next Renewal Date, and is not known by public sources to have ceased operation.
  • MERGED - The LEI registration for the entity has been merged into another legal entity, such that this legal entity no longer exists as an operating entity.
  • RETIRED - The LEI registration for the entity has ceased operation, without being merged into another entity.
  • DUPLICATE - The LEI registration has been determined to be a duplicate of another LEI Registration; the DUPLICATE status is assigned to the non-surviving registration (i.e. the LEI that should no longer be used).
  • TRANSFERRED - An LEI registration that has been transferred to a different managing LOU.
  • PENDING_TRANSFER - An LEI registration requested to be transferred to another LOU. The request is being processed at the sending LOU.
  • PENDING_ARCHIVAL - An LEI registration is about to be transferred to a different LOU, after which its registration status will revert to a non-pending status.
  • ANNULLED - An LEI registration that was marked as erroneous or invalid after it was issued.
  • CANCELLED - An LEI registration that was abandoned prior to issuance of an LEI.
Renewal is used by the registrant to indicate that they have reviewed a record and have provided accurate information for the entity record, and have provided any necessary payment in order to keep the record current (see "Registration Status"). Previously named "Maintenance".
Required when no Relationship Record (Ultimate Parent, Direct Parent, or Branch Headquarters) is provided for the legal entity.
The ultimate surviving record of a duplicate challenge process, successor of a merger, or the oldest record in cases where an entity was registered twice.
The Ultimate Parent, or "ultimate accounting consolidating parent," is defined as the highest level legal entity preparing consolidated financial statements for the entity. For more information, please refer to the LEI ROC publication "Collecting Data on Direct and Ultimate Parents of Legal Entities in the Global LEI System".

https://www.leiroc.org/publications/gls/lou_20161003-1.pdf
The primary registration authority used by the LOU to validate the entity data.
The reference code of the registration authority, taken from the Registration Authorities List (RAL) which is maintained by GLEIF.
The level of validation of the reference data provided by the registrant. Possible values for this field are:
  • FULLY_CORROBORATED - Based on the validation procedures in use by the LOU responsible for the record, there is sufficient information contained in authoritative public sources to corroborate the information that the submitter has provided for the record.
  • PARTIALLY_CORROBORATED - Based on the validation procedures in use by the LOU responsible for the record, the information supplied by the registrant can be partially corroborated by public authoritative sources, while some of the record is dependent upon the information that the registrant submitted, either due to conflicts with authoritative information, or due to data unavailability.
  • ENTITY_SUPPLIED_ONLY - Based on the validation procedures in use by the LOU responsible for the record, the information associated with this record has significant reliance on the information that a submitter provided due to the unavailability of corroborating information.
  • PENDING - The validation of the reference data provided by the registrant has not yet occurred.