How to Obtain a Legal Entity Identifier Number in Canada?

LEI Application

Obtaining a Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) is easy. Simply follow the steps described below and your LEI number will be sent to you within 1-24 hours.


The fastest way to obtain a Legal Entity Identifier number:

If you want to know more about our LEI application process, and you are a company without a parent company, then please continue to read a section one – Simplified LEI application to an entity without a parent company.

In case you have a parent company and you want to know more about our LEI application process then please continue to read a section two – LEI application to an entity with a parent company.

 

Simplified LEI application to an entity without a parent company

 

STEP ONE: Fill in the LEI application form

In order to apply for a new LEI number, you’ll first need to fill in the blanks in the LEI number registration application form:

Form

 

Next, after filling the form, we’ll ask you to answer a couple of questions about your company.

Q1: Is the headquarters address identical to company’s legal address?

If the headquarters address is identical to the company’s legal address, then click YES and move on to the Q2.

Headquarters address is identical to legal address?

If the headquarters address is different from entity’s legal address, then click “NO” and on the line below insert headquarters legal address.

Entity Address

Q2: Is more than half (>50%) of the company owned by another company?

If more than 50% of your company is not owned by another company then click “NO” and move on to the Q3. If more than 50% of your company is owned by another company, then please continue to read section two – LEI application to an entity with a parent company.

Is the company owned by another company? (>50%)

Finally, by clicking CONFIRM & CONTINUE you’ll accept the Terms & Conditions of LEI Register and give us permission to apply for an LEI number and to contact you in case we need your signature.

Confirm

 

STEP TWO: Data Validation

Choose LEI registration period

Before checking out we’ll ask you to select your LEI registration period.

You may choose between a one, three- or five-year registration period by clicking on the appropriate one.

cost

You can pay by credit card or PayPal and your LEI application will be processed as soon as the payment has been submitted.

Payment

STEP THREE: Confirmation

With 1-24 hours we’ll send you the confirmation along with your LEI number to your provided e-mail address. Average delivery time is 3-4 hours.

After receiving the confirmation certificate, you can check your LEI number validity on our LEI search page or on our homepage in the top right corner by simply typing in your LEI number or company name.

LEI search page:

On LEI Register homepage click on the LEI SEARCH button, which will take you to the LEI search page. You now can check your LEI number validity by simply scrolling or typing in your LEI number or company name.

LEI SEARCH

Homepage:

In addition, you can check your LEI number validity from our homepage.

You can do that by typing in your LEI number or company name in the search bar located on the homepage in the top right corner.

HOMEPAGE

 

And that’s it!

Now you know how to obtain your LEI number not in days but in hours!

 

LEI application to an entity with a parent company

 

STEP ONE: Fill in the LEI application form

In order to apply for a new LEI number, you’ll first need to fill in the blanks in the LEI number registration application form:

Form

 

Next, after filling the form, we’ll ask you to answer a couple of questions about your company.

Q1: Is the headquarters address identical to company’s legal address?

If the headquarters address is identical to the company’s legal address, then click YES and move on to the Q2.

Headquarters address is identical to legal address?

If the headquarters address is different from entity’s legal address, then click “NO” and on the line below insert headquarters legal address.

Entity Address

Q2: Is more than half (>50%) of the company owned by another company?

If more than 50% your company is not owned by another company then click “NO” and move on to the Q8 (skip Q3-Q7).

Is the company owned by another company? (>50%)

In case more than 50% of your company is owned by another company then click “YES” and move on to the Q3.

Q3: Does the parent consolidate financial statements/annual reports?

If the answer to the above-mentioned question is negative, then click “NO” and move on to Q8 (skip Q4-Q7).

Does the parent consolidate financial statements/annual report?

If the parent consolidates financial statements/ annual reports, then click “YES” and move on to the Q4.

Q4: Additional information about the parent entity.

If you can’t give any additional information about the parent entity, then click “NO”.

Information about parent company

Additionally, we’ll ask you to give a reason for not providing details about the parent company. Please select the most suitable option from the list and move on to Q8 (skip Q5-Q7).

Reason for not providing details

If you are able to provide details of the parent entity, then please click “YES” and move on to Q5.

Q5: Additional information about the parent company.

Please fill in the blanks in the parent company form. Additional information needed is: parent company name, address, accounting period and the date when the mother-daughter relationship first started. In addition, we’ll ask you to upload documents to prove the relationship. You now can move to Q6.

Parent company

 

Q6: Is the parent company ultimate consolidation parent?

If the answer to the above-mentioned question is “YES”, then please click accordingly and move to the Q8 (skip Q7).

If the parent company is not the ultimate consolidation parent, then please click “NO” and move to the Q7.

Q7: Additional information about the ultimate parent company.

Please fill in the blanks in the ultimate parent company form. Additional information needed is: ultimate parent company name, address, accounting period and the date when the mother-daughter relationship first started. In addition, we’ll ask you to upload consolidated financial statements to prove the relationship. You now can move to Q8.

Finally, by clicking CONFIRM & CONTINUE you’ll accept the Terms & Conditions of Lei Register and give us permission to apply for an LEI number and to contact you in case we need your signature.

 

STEP TWO: Data Validation

Choose LEI renewal period

Before checking out we’ll ask you to select your LEI renewal period.

You may choose between a one, three- or five-year renewal period by clicking on the appropriate one.

cost

 

Payment & Data Validation:

You can pay by credit card or PayPal and your LEI application will be processed as soon as the payment has been submitted.

Payment

STEP THREE: Confirmation

With 1-24 hours we’ll send you the confirmation along with your LEI number to your provided e-mail address. Average delivery time is 3-4 hours.

After receiving the confirmation certificate, you can check your LEI number validity on our LEI search page or on our homepage in the top right corner by simply typing in your LEI number or company name.

LEI search page:

On LEIRegister homepage click on the Lei Search button, which will take you to the LEI search page. You now can check your LEI number validity by simply scrolling or typing in your LEI number or company name.

LEI SEARCH

Homepage:

In addition, you can check your LEI number validity from our homepage.

You can do that by typing in your LEI number or company name in the search bar located on the homepage in the top right corner.

HOMEPAGE

And that’s it!

Now you know how to obtain your LEI number not in days but in hours!