Legal Entity Identifier

​​​Certified Local Operating Unit:

Qatar Credit Bureau (CB) has been accredited by the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) as an accredited Local Operating Unit (LOU) for the local allocation of Legal Entity Identifiers (LEI). Qatar Credit Bureau issues LEIs to legal entities using the requirements set by GLEIF and the agreed principles outlined by the LEI Regulatory.

What is the Legal Entity Identifier Code?​​​​

  1. It is a 20-character alphanumeric code based on the ISO 17442 standard developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
  2. It relates to the main reference information that enables a clear and unique identification of legal entities participating in financial transactions.
  3. Each LEI contains information about an entity's ownership structure and thus answers the questions of 'who is who' and 'who owns whom.
  4. LEI data pool can be regarded as a global directory, which greatly enhances transparency in the global marketplace.

The Role of the Legal Entity Identifier:

  1. Improve risk management.
  2. Increase operational efficiency.
  3. ​Enables more accurate calculation of exposures.​

​Advantages of the legal Entity Identifier (LEI) system of Qatar Credit Bureau:

  • Qatar Credit Bureau through the Legal Entity Identifier system provides the possibility of registration, renewal, transfer and updates for legal entities operating in the State of Qatar through the online management system. All required entity registration details of address, ownership information, supporting documents and payments are to be submitted online. The system provides automation and validation where applicable, to assist in data entry according to the formats and standards required by the GLIEF.

  • Legal Entity Identifier System for Qatar Credit Bureau:

Qatar Credit Bureau works to process all submitted LEI requests as soon as possible.

All submissions are validated as per the GLEIF/ROC validation standards. If there is any missing information on your LEI request, your application will be delayed while the additional information is requested and provided. To ensure your LEI is processed as quickly as possible, please check your request is complete and accurate and that you have provided us with the necessary supporting documents as required.


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