About renewing an existing LEI
Do you have an LEI managed at Insee (LEI-France) or do you have an LEI with another operator and you want to renew it with LEI-France? Heres what you need to know:
The validity period of an LEI after certification is one year.
An LEI must therefore be renewed every year to be valid, the renewal can be done as early as 6 weeks before its expiry date.
Any LEI, whatever its origin or the operator where it is managed can be renewed at INSEE.
Managing and renewing your LEI at INSEE
You have an LEI managed at INSEE (LEI France)
To renew your LEI, log into your secure personal account or, if you are the new manager of an LEI managed at INSEE and do not yet have an account, create your personal account.
You have an LEI managed by another operator or you have applied for a multi-annual LEI with another operator and you now wish to manage and renew your LEI at INSEE
Our renewal price for an LEI is 50 €. This price is net of tax, unlike the LEI rates commonly displayed on the internet, and is among the cheapest on the market.
If you suscribed to a multi-annual LEI issuance with another operator, in accordance with GLEIF arbitration rules, this operator must refund any received payment if you object to a transfer to this operator or cancel an LEI request made with this operator in favor of one made with INSEE.
When and how do I renew my LEI?
The renewal of an LEI is accessible in the section "Renew a LEI" from 6 weeks before its expiry date. After this date your LEI status will change to expired (LAPSED) and it will no longer be usable. When you renew it, your LEI is certified again for a period of 1 year from its last expiration date or from the date of the application if the expiration date has already passed.
To renew your LEI, you must log into the account managing the LEI using your username and password.
You can renew your LEI by selecting it in the renewal schedule and then clicking on the "Pay" button. All you have to do then is to proceed with the payment. If you choose to pay online by credit card then, the next day, your LEI will be renewed and you will receive an invoice by email. If you choose to pay by bank transfer then a quote will be emailed to you the same evening. Your LEI will be renewed as soon as we have recorded your payment (which may take a few days for a transfer).
LEI renewal and transfer
The LEI must be renewed annually to maintain its validity with GLEIF. This renewal also makes it possible to verify and correct, if necessary, the declaration of the financial relations of the entity. Indeed, GLEIF regulations require that data relating to your entity be updated at least once a year.
Once an LEI is assigned to an entity, it remains attached to it as a unique and definitive identifier. You can no longer request a new LEI for your entity.
You can, however, request a transfer of your LEI at any time and entrust the management of your LEI to another operator. This transfer does not affect the validity period of your LEI in any way, but allows you to request renewal with the new operator.
How to request the transfer of the management of my LEI to Insee?
You can request free transfer from your LEI to Insee; it will remain unchanged.
For this, it is necessary to send us a transfer request form completed with your information (one version in French and one in English) that we will send to the operator currently managing your LEI.
You must also send us by email, email@example.com, a mandate authorizing you to request an LEI on behalf of your company and affix the stamp of your company or the signature of an officer mentioned in the Kbis (also attach a Kbis of less than 3 months).
You will also need to create a personal space on our website (section Create a personal space) in which you can view your LEI after sending us the mandate.
Note: if the holder of the personal space is listed in the companys Kbis, it is not necessary to send us a mandate, a Kbis of less than 3 months is sufficient.