Step 1:

To obtain a LEI, you must first have a personal account on the LEI-France website. Go to our website https://lei-france.insee.fr/index and create a personal account via the section « Create my account ». After your registration, you will get your login and your password which will let you log into your personal account.

Step 2:

a) LEI request for a company

You can make your LEI request for a company through your personal account through the « My actions / LEI request for a company ». Following your request, a confirmation code is sent to you by postal mail, without a specific assignation , at the registered seat of the company (since it serves as a mandate that lets you make a request for a LEI on behalf of that company). Once you have this code, it will have to be entered in the section « My actions / LEI request for a company ». You will then have to wait until the next day to finalize your LEI request.

b) LEI request for a fund

To obtain a LEI for an investment fund or a Sicav, you have to log into the personal account of the user authorized by the management company to undertake these actions. You can then look for your fund in the « My actions / LEI request for a fund » section by entering its ISIN number or its AMF agreement code. You can as well enter the Siren number of the managing company to display all of the funds and Sicav for which you can request a LEI. You will then have to wait until the next day to finalize your LEI request.

Step 3:

The day following the request for a fund or following the input of the 8 digits code (in the case of a request for a company), you will have to go to the « My actions » section, unto the « Report a financial relationship » sub-section where you will then have to enter then validate the direct parent and the ultimate parent of your entity (fund or company). In the case you are unable to do so, you can also choose an exception among the grounds for derogation authorised by the GLEIF (more on this in the FAQ).
Detailed informations on the declaration process are available as well in the introductory text to this new section.

Step 4:

As soon as the direct parent and the ultimate parent of your entity (fund or company) are validated (or indicated as « exception »), you can request its LEI by selecting it in the « My actions / Certify/Renew my LEI » section, then by clicking the « Pay » button in order to proceed with the payment.
When you pay wih a debit card, a receipted invoice with your LEI number and its period of validity is sent to you by mail the next day.
When you pay by check/bank transfer, an invoice for payment is sent to you by mail the next day, then a receipted invoice with your LEI number is sent after we have received your payment (this can take several days).