Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) Register

You may here apply for and administrate a globally valid LEI easily and fast, or you may search the international LEI database for LEIs and reference data.

Benefit from the competency and quality of the Bundesanzeiger Verlag in all matters concerning corporate identification.

What is a Legal Entity Identifier (LEI)?

Our register service

Free procurement of audit-relevant register extracts for companies registered in the German Commercial Register or in the Austrian Commercial Register, as well as publicly available annual and consolidated financial statements.

Our renewal service

We offer the convenience of automatic renewal of your LEI so that you always have a valid LEI.

Our advantages

  • Fast and reliable assignment of your LEI
  • Easy and uncomplicated extension of your LEI
  • Free transfer of an existing LEI to LEIReg
  • Convenient mass application via the user interface or Excel lists
  • Professional and personal support by our competent specialist staff

LEI mandatory also for freelancers and traders

With the new version of the ISO standard 17442 that has been revised in April 2019 the LEI duty has been extended to individuals acting in a business capacity, such as self-employed natural persons acting in a business capacity as well as freelancers.



GLEIF Accredited

The LEIReg of the Bundesanzeiger Verlag is officially certified by the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF). The official Accreditation Certificate can be found here (PDF 543.2 kB).

You may find the official press release on the accreditation here.

Whitepaper Download

Download our free whitepaper with important information about LEI here (only available in German).

LEI Whitepaper (PDF 5.9 MB)


Search the global LEI database here for LEIs and LEI reference data

We can help you

Refer to Questions & Answers for tips on how to use the LEIReg.

Alternatively, contact our Service number at

+49 800 1234335

(Mon-Fri from 8:00 to 18:30, free of charge from the German landline).
From abroad: +49 221 976680 (charged service)

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