LEIL vs LEI Register

The Global LEI System is designed to encourage competition between LEI issuers and registrators, benefiting legal entities seeking to obtain an LEI. Therefore, the organizations themselves have been left to decide the price of issuing and maintaining an LEI.

LEIL (Legal Entity Identifier India Limited) LEI Register
initial registration cost (1 year) ₹ 4250 INRinitial registration cost (1 year) ₹ 3990 INR
annual renewal cost of  ₹ 3000 INRannual renewal cost of ₹ 4350 INR
multiyear renewal for 3 years ₹ 3250 INR/per yearmultiyear renewal for 3 years ₹3650 INR/per year
multiyear renewal for 5 years ₹ 2950 INR/per yearmultiyear renewal for 5 years  ₹ 3380 INR/per year

*The prices have been displayed without GST, which will be added when applicable
**Available at: https://www.ccilindia-lei.co.in/Documents/FAQs.pdf [Accessed 29th June 2023].  


Who issues LEI codes? 

The Global LEI System (GLEIS) was developed by the G20 in 2011 in response to the 2008 global financial crisis. 

Obtaining a Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) is easy – you’ll simply need to pick a preferred business partner from all the LEI-issuing and registering organizations. The choice can be between various Global Legal Entity Foundation (GLEIF) accredited Local Operating Units (LOUs) or Registration Agents. 

An LOU can issue LEIs to legal entities participating in financial transactions. Although LOUs themselves can register LEIs for clients, they typically choose to leave reaching customers and dealing with the possible challenges to Registration Agents. 

GLEIF created the concept of the “Registration Agent” to streamline the issuance of LEIs. Their role is to help legal entities like you who are looking to obtain an LEI code. RA’s success is determined by the efficiency of their systems and how well they can simplify the LEI registration or renewal process for their clients. 

LEI pricing structure 

The fees charged for issuing and maintaining an LEI are entirely a matter of the LOU or RA. This explains the diverse price differences you’ll encounter when researching partners to register with. Obtaining an LEI number can cost you anywhere between ₹ 4350 INR+GST ₹ 10000 INR+GST, depending on your chosen partner’s profit formula.

What you often don’t hear about within that system is that the LEI prices are determined by the organization’s own charging structure and have nothing to do with the value of the LEI code itself. The code is simply a tool that enables you to easily identify legal entities that are active in the financial market.

LEIL (Legal Entity Identifier India Limited)

A Wholly Owned Subsidiary of The Clearing Corporation of India Ltd. acts as a Local Operating Unit (LOU) for issuing globally compatible Legal Entity Identifiers (LEIs) in India.

LEIL is a GLEIF accredited LOU that has not collaborated with other Registration Agents.

With LEIL, the initial registration of your LEI will cost ₹4250 INR +GST and renewal ₹3000 INR+GST per LEI.

Legal Entity Identifier India Limited [online]
Available at: https://www.ccilindia-lei.co.in/Documents/FAQs.pdf [Accessed 29th June 2023].  

LEI Register India Private Limited

LEI Register India Private Limited is an official RA. Since early 2018, we have been helping legal entities apply for new LEI codes or transfer and renew existing LEI codes. We have successfully pursued our goal of making the LEI registration process simple, automated, fast, and affordable. LEI Register has built a loyal customer base by offering the lowest prices on the market while keeping active 7-day-a-week customer support.

The cost of registering an LEI with LEI Register is ₹3990 INR+GST and ₹4350 INR+GST unless you sign up for multiyear renewals. LEI Register introduced this concept in 2018, becoming a standard among many service providers. 

Multiyear renewals are designed to help you save time and money. LEI Register will be responsible for renewing your LEI before the annual expiry date, which will help avoid unpleasant scenarios like your transactions being blocked due to a lapsed LEI. 

You can choose between a 3- and 5-year period, with the first costing ₹ 3990 INR+GST per year and the second as low as ₹ 3180 INR+GST per year


LEI Data Quality 

To clarify the concept of data quality, GLEIF has defined, in close dialog with the LEI Regulatory Oversight Committee and the LEI issuing organizations, a set of measurable quality criteria using standards developed by the International Organisation for Standardization (ISO).

GLEIF releases monthly Global LEI Data Quality Reports and LEI Issuer Data Quality reports, which can be accessed from the GLEIF Data Quality Management.

Comparing the LEIL to our RapidLEI (Ubisecure Oy) partner, you’ll find that the key metric Average Total Data Quality Score (TDQS) has remained a strong 99.99 for both LEI service providers. This signifies that the quality of work these two LOUs produce is equally excellent. 

Data Quality Report (2022) [online]
Available at: https://www.gleif.org/en/lei-data/gleif-data-quality-management [Accessed 23rd March 2021].  

Key takeaways

  • The price of issuing and maintaining an LEI is not structured and has been left to each LEI issuer and Registration Agent to construct. 
  • The LEI price reflects your chosen partner’s profit formula and does not affect the value of your LEI.
  • To check your service provider’s data quality, visit GLEIF Data Quality Management Reports

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