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State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC)

CN-SAIC

The SAIC is the national body which ensures business rights in China, for both domestic and foreign enterprises. Businesses must register with the SAIC. The Enterprise Registration Bureau is the department responsible for enterprise registration. For further details on the procedure for starting a business entity, see this WikiProcedure - …

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  • CN

Registration Services Bureau

UG-RSB

Businesses and NGOs register with the Registration Services Bureau and receive an identification number. This number can be used as an identifier. A publicly available database can be search on the Bureau website.

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  • UG

Brønnøysundregistrene

NO-BRC

Companies in Norway must be Registered with the Register of Business Enterprises. Non-profits are eligible for registry with the Register of Non-Profit Organizations. These registries are maintained by the Brønnøysundregistrene. Businesses can be incorporated by applying to the online 'coordinated register notification' - Altinn, which is also maintained by Brønnøysundregistrene. …

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  • NO

e-Business Register (Estonia)

EE-KMKR

"Central Commercial Register is an online service based on the central database of Estonian registration department of the court. The central database includes digital data from the commercial register, the commercial pledge register, the register of state agencies and local government institutions, the register of non-profit associations and foundations. "[1] …

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  • EE

Register of Enterprises of the Republic of Latvia

LV-RE

The Register of Enterprises registers companies and maintains a database of organisation information. This information is searchable on the website and can be found in CSV form. "Register of Enterprises is the central institution which keeps all data and records up to date. It is mandatory to submit incorporation documents …

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  • LV

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland

GB-NIC

The Register of Charities is an accurate and up-to-date list of all organisations in Northern Ireland considered by law to be charitable. Currently, registration is a managed process and only organisations called forward by the Commission are considered eligible to register. For more information on the Register please visit http://www.charitycommissionni.org.uk/manage-your-charity/register-your-charity/charity-registration-faqs/.

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  • GB

Danish Central Business Register

DK-CVR

The CBR is the national body for registering companies and maintaining this information in Denmark. The Central Business Register at Virk is available with English headings and categories. It can be used to search for information on all Danish businesses. "The Danish Central Business Register (aka CVR — Det Centrale …

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  • DK

Centre of Registers and Information Systems (RIK)

EE-RIK

The Centre of Registers and Information Systems (RIK) provides a number of services for Estonian individuals and business, in particular electronic services. These include the maintenance of the land registry database, criminal records database, company registry database and more. They also have a portal for the online registration of companies. …

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  • EE

Finnish Patent and Registration Office

FI-PRO

All business operating in Finland must obtain a Business ID ("Y-tunnus" in Finnish) from the Finnish Trade Register. The Finnish Trade Register is maintained by the Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH), which is also responsible for maintaining the Business Information System, which can be used to search for all …

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  • FI

Charity Commission/Comisiwn Elusennau

GB-CHC

The Charity Commission registers and regulates charities in the nations of England and Wales within the United Kingdom. There are four main types of charity structure in the UK: (1) Charitable incorporated organisation (CIO) (2) charitable company (limited by guarantee) (3) unincorporated association (4) trust

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  • GB

Companies House

GB-COH

Companies House is the United Kingdom's register of companies. It contains entries for many kinds of companies, including: * Public limited company (PLC) * Private company limited by shares (Ltd, Limited) * Private company limited by guarantee, typically a non-commercial membership body such as a charity * Private unlimited company …

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  • GB

Israel Charity Registry

IL-RA

In Israel, charitable organisations may take two forms: * Companies registered for public benefit (which are in the Register of Companies - IL-ROC) * Charities registered with the register of charities (Rasham Ha'amutot) which are contained within this list (IL-RA) Rasham Ha'amutot registration numbers begin with '58'.

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  • IL

Austrian Central Register of Associations

AT-ZVR

The central register of associations contains information about associations that have been established and formed under Austrian law [1]. They are identified by their official registration number, their ZVR-Zahl. Anyone can use the Central Register of Associations (ZVR) to search for an association, using its ZVR number, its name, or …

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  • AT

Scottish Charity Register

GB-SC

The Office of the Scottish Charity Register (OSCR) regulates charities in Scotland and maintains a public registry of these charities. "The OSCR perform a range of functions which includes:[5] Determining whether bodies are charities. Keeping a public Register of charities. Facilitating compliance by charities with the legislation. Investigating any apparent …

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  • GB

Isle of Man Index of Registered Charities

IM-GR

All charities in the Isle of Man must be registered with the General Registry. The General Registry maintain information about charities in the Index of Registered Isle of Man Charities "The General Registry has specific statutory roles in relation to the registration of charities and the receipt of statutory statements, …

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  • IM

Commercial Register

BG-EIK

This register uses Unified identification Codes (UIC) which certify the legality of one's business and under which one's company is signed in the National Statistics Agency.

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  • BG

Common Register Portal of the German Federal States (CRP)

DE-CR

Companies, partnerships and co-operatives are registered in Germany at the level of local courts. Each court issues it's own registration numbers, so registration number 0001 from one court is not the same organisation as registration number 0001 from a different court. The Common Register Portal of the German Federal States …

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  • DE

Central Commercial Register of the Kingdom of Spain

ES-RMC

The Central Mercantile Register (1) provides the access to the companies information supplied by the Regional Mercantile Registers after the 1 January 1990, once the data has been organized and processed in accordance with Section 379 of the Mercantile Register Regulations currently in effect. (1) Central Commercial Register - Central …

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  • ES

Register of Associations, Jordan

JO-MSD

"The register of associations was established in the Ministry of Social Development in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan by virtue of the Associations Law No. (51) of 2008 and its amendments which abolished the Law of Associations and Voluntary Organizations No. 33 of 1966 and its amendments. The register of …

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  • JO

National Tax Agency Corporate Number Publication Site

JP-JCN

On this website, the Corporate Number of each organization that has such number designated, and the name and the address of the head office or principal place of business of each organization that has registered its indications in English are made public. The registry is open and searchable by Japanese …

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  • JP

Business Identification Number (BIN)

KZ-BIN

"Business Identification Number (BIN) is a unique number consisting of 12 digits created for legal person (branch and agency) and individual entrepreneur operating in form of joint entrepreneurship. [...] as from January 1, 2013 [...] BIN (Business Identification Number) will be implemented in the Republic of Kazakhstan instead of Taxpayer’s …

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  • KZ

Companies Commission of Malaysia

MY-SSM

The Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) is a statutory body formed as a result of a merger between the Registrar of Companies (ROC) and the Registrar of Businesses (ROB) in Malaysia which regulates companies and businesses. SSM came into operation on 16 April 2002.

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  • MY

Rwanda Revenue Authority

RW-RRA

The Rwanda Revenue Authority issues Taxpayer Identification Numbers (TIN) for all physical and moral persons (people and companies/legal entities) undertaking taxable activities: "This is a unique number which is issued to a taxpayer by the tax Administration. It is obligatory for every taxpayer to have this unique number. Taxpayers have …

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  • RW

Bolagsverket

SE-BLV

The Swedish Companies Registration Office (Bolagsverket) registers all business operating in Sweden, except for sole traders. This registry is available to search online. All entities are given an organisation number that can be used as an identifer. "All forms of business enterprise except for sole traders have to be registered …

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  • SE

CBO Registration number, Uganda (Jinja District)

UG-204CBO

Community Based Organisations (CBOs) operating in Jinja District in Uganda are required to register at the district level by the District NGO Monitoring Committee (DNMC) [1]. DNMC will issue a certificate of registration and a permit to the CBO. The certificate of registration will be issued once, while the permit …

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  • UG

Ecuador Unique Taxpayer Registry

EC-RUC

To carry out economic activity in Ecuador, an organisation must have a unique taxpayer identifier (RUC). Both individuals and organisations may hold a taxpayer identifier. The Superintendency of Companies provides a search of companies, with each record showing their RUC.

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  • EC

Legal entity registration number (IDNO) Moldova

MD-IDNO

"General information about the legal entities incorporated on the Republic of Moldova’s territory, except political parties, non-governmental organizations and press agencies. Data from the State Chamber of Registration is published once per month on the Government Portal of Open Data (http://www.date.gov.md/en) and can be searched in a convenient way via …

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  • MD

National Registry of Legal Entities

BR-CNPJ

The CNPJ is the national registry that administers identification numbers issued by the Ministério da Fazenda, for all non-personal legal entities in Brazil. Organizations register exclusively on the Federal Revenue website. After filling in the necessary data online, relevant documents are sent by mail or presented in person. The CNPJ …

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  • BR

Registry for Legal Entities (Guatemala)

GT-RPJ

This is the primary registry for domestic non-profits (churches, civil society organisations, NGOs, foundations, etc) and also where 'Branches or Agencies of Foreign Entities' should register. Without registration, NGOs cannot operate in Guatemala. Not to be confused with the Registro Nacional de las Personas (for individuals) or the NIT, which …

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  • GT

Charities Regulatory Authority of Ireland

IE-CHY

All charities operating in Ireland must register with the Charities Regulatory Authority. The Charities Regulator maintains a publicly searchable database of these organisations, in webpage and Excel form. "Our work as a Regulator is to increase public trust and confidence in the management and administration of charitable organisations and to …

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  • IE

Companies Control Department (Jordan)

JO-CCD

The Companies Control Department is an independent national financial and administrative institution affiliated to the Minister of Industry and Trade in Jordan under the provisions of the amended Companies Law No. (40) of 2002. The work of the department is governed by the 1997 Companies Law No. The Department is …

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  • JO

Ministere de l'Administration Territoriale

ML-MAT

The list consists of associations and NGOs in the Republic of Mali, excluding: trading companies; mutuals; cultural associations; congregations; cooperatives; unions; political parties ; professional orders and foundations. Associations/NGOs in Mali "form freely without authorization or declaration, but they will only enjoy the legal capacity if they" make a declaration …

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  • ML

Unique Taxpayer Registry, Paraguay

PY-RUC

The Registro Único del Contribuyente (RUC) is the unique taxpayer registry that maintains the personal, non-transferable, identification number for all those physical persons (national or foreign) and legal entities (for-profit and non-profit) that carry out economic activities in the Paraguayan territory. The identification number is created primarily for tax purposes.

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  • PY

Afghanistan Central Business Registry

AF-CBR

The Afghan Central Business Registry is a service which allows a single place to register a business in Afghanistan. All companies, groups and individuals are required to register at the ACBR, where they receive confirmation of their registration, become published in the ACBR Gazette and receive the Tax Identification Number. …

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  • AF

Bangladesh Office of the Register of Joint Stock Companies and Firms

BD-ROC

The Register of Joint Stock Companies is the institution responsible for registering and preserving documentation of the following types of organizations: (A) Public companies (B) Private companies (C) Foreign companies (D) Trade Organization (Trade Organization) (E) Society (association), and (F) Partnership firm (partnership business) RJSC registers various organizations and ensures …

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  • BD

Unique Tax Identifier

BJ-IFU

The Benin 'Unique Fiscal Identifier' was created by Decree No 2006-201 of 8 May 2006, and is linked to a national directory of persons, institutions and associations. "The IFU's main objective is: * To uniquely register natural or legal persons throughout the national territory; * To avoid assigning several identifiers …

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  • BJ

Commercial Registry, Federal Office of Justice (Switzerland)

CH-FDJP

The Swiss Commercial Register is administered by the cantons under the supervision of the Swiss Confederation. All the commercial register entries made by the cantonal register offices are published in the Swiss Official Gazette of Commerce (SOGC) after having been checked and approved by the Federal Commercial Registry Office. Since …

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  • CH

Registro de Personas Jurídicas (Costa Rica)

CR-RPJ

Companies and foundations may be registered with the Registro de Personas Jurídicas managed by the National Registry (Registro Nacional). Numbers are assigned in with the structure N-NNN-NNNNNN. Sometimes, these are written without leading zeros for the second set of numbers, but in org-id.guide the leading zeros should be include (e.g. …

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  • CR

Ministry of Trade (Ethiopia)

ET-MOT

The Ministry of Trade is the official ministry for business registration in Ethiopia. "The Ministry of Trade was re-established in August1995 under -- proclamation No 4/1995 issued to provide for the definition of powers and duties of the executive organs of the Federal Democratic Republic ofEthiopia (FDRE). The Ministry was …

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  • ET

Georgian Revenue Service

GE-RS

The Revenue Service of Georgia (RS) operates under the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Georgia. All individuals and institutions with a relationship to the tax authority are issued with an identification number. Governmental organisations and individuals register directly with the Revenue Service of Georgia (RS). Entrepreneurs (Limited Companies, …

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  • GE

Registrar General's Department

GH-RGD

The Registrar General's Department is Ghana's register of companies. It contains entries for various kinds of companies, including: * Limited Liability Companies * Companies limited by guarantee * External Companies * Partnership Searches of the register, by company name, can be made at https://egovonline.gegov.gov.gh/RGDPortalWeb/portal/RGDHome/eghana.portal?_nfpb=true&_st=&_pageLabel=portal_RGDHome_NameSearchPage_page&linksPageTitle=Name+Search&service=namesearch#wlp_portal_RGDHome_NameSearchPage_page

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  • GH

Jersey Charity Register

JE-JCR

The Jersey Charity Register register contains key information about each registered charity and, with some limited exceptions, is fully open to public inspection so that people can if they wish understand more about the purposes, finances and public benefit delivery of the charities registered in Jersey.

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  • JE

Department of the Registrar of Companies (Sri Lanka)

LK-DRC

Companies ins Sri Lanka are registered through the Department of the Registrar of Companies. Under the Companies Act No 7. of 2007, DRC are responsible for: * Incorporation of Private Limited Liability Companies * Incorporation of Public Limited Liability Companies * Registration of Foreign Companies * Registration of Off-Shore Companies …

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  • LK

Trade and Industry Registry Number

MC-RCI

"The Trade and Industry Registry is an official register of all commercial activities, companies other than non-trading companies, and economic interest groups. It ensures that all the legal formalities relating to setting up a business, and authorisation to run and advertise a business, have been met. Registration with the Trade …

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  • MC

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Mali

ML-CCIM

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Mali (CCIM) is responsible for the organization and professional representation of organisations and legal persons working in the various branches of commercial, industrial and service activities in Mali.

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  • ML

Companies and Businesses Registration Integrated System, Mauritius

MU-CR

The Corporate and Business Registration Department has the following main functions: - The incorporation, registration and striking-off of companies - The registration of documents that must be filed under the Companies Act 2001 - The provision of company information to the public - The enforcement of compliance with the legal …

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  • MU

Registrar General, Department of Justice

MW-RG

The Department of Registrar General under the Department of Justice and Constitutional Affairs is where companies and NPOs register in Malawi. They do not have a database of company information available online. "We are a government department under the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs responsible for the registration and …

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  • MW

Mozambique Ministry of Justice

MZ-MOJ

'Domestic NGOs are required to register with the Ministry of Justice.'[1] [1] http://www.commonwealthofnations.org/sectors-mozambique/civil_society/national_ngos_civil_society/

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  • MZ

Securities and Exchange Commission (Philippines)

PH-SEC

The Securities and Exchange Commission in the Philippines provides licenses so that corporations, partnerships or associations can transact business in the Philippines. For domestic companies, this may come in the form of a 'Certificate of Incorporation'. For foreign firms or organisations, branches may obtain a 'License to transact business'.

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  • PH

Pakistan Voluntary Social Welfare Agency

PK-VSWA

All NGOs are required to register with their local Voluntary Social Welfare (VSWA) department. The VSWA assigns each organisation with an organisation identifier that is made up of a number and the year of registration. There is no searchable database. The VSWA number should be used as a unique identifier, …

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  • PK

The National Court Register (Poland)

PL-KRS

The National Court Register (KRS standing for Krajowy Rejestr Sądowy) number is required to be acquired by several types of organizations: companies (without Sole Proprietorships that register in CEiDG), non-profits (associations, foundations, charities), unions and public health institutions. An organization has to apply for a KRS number and pay a …

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  • PL

National Trade Register (Romania)

RO-CUI

The National Trade Register Office (NTRO) is a public institution with legal personality, subordinated to the Ministry of Justice, entirely financed from the state budget, whose activity is regulated by the Law no. 26/1990 on trade register, as republished and subsequently amended and supplemented. The National Trade Register Office carries …

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  • RO

National Identification Number of Companies and Associations (NINEA), Senegal

SN-NINEA

Any organization (company, association, NGO) operating in Senegal must be included in a directory of legal entities ([Source](http://www.impotsetdomaines.gouv.sn/fr/demander-un-ninea)). Registration takes place through several agencies, and a Numéro d’Identification National des Entreprises et des Associations (NINEA) (National Identification Number for Companies and Associations) is provided to incorporated bodies. A directory or …

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  • SN

Patents and Companies Registration Agency

ZM-PCR

The Patents and Companies Registration Agency (PACRA) is responsible for company registration in Zambia. "The Patents and Companies Registration Agency (PACRA) is a semi-autonomous executive agency of the Zambian Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry. Its principal functions are to operate a legal system for registration and protection of commercial …

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  • ZM

Private Voluntary Organisations Council (Zimbabwe)

ZW-PVO

"NGOs in Zimbabwe are mainly registered under the Private Voluntary Organization Act (PVO Act). Registration is done through the Department of Social Welfare under the Ministry of Public Service Labour and Social Welfare." [1] [1] http://www.kanokangalawfirm.net/setting-ngo-zimbabwe/

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  • ZW

Government of India, Ministry of Corporate Affairs

IN-MCA

Companies in India register with the Registrar of Companies in their state. While each Registrar of Companies maintains their own database, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs regulates the corporate sector and maintains a database of national company information. Companies are issued with a 21-digit alphanumeric Corporate Identification Number (CIN), and …

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  • IN

Mutuals Public Register

GB-MPR

The Mutuals Public Register is the public record of registered mutual societies: * building societies * credit unions * friendly societies * registered societies It contains: * details of societies’ registered offices and contact information the services they offer * public documents such as yearly returns and accounts

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  • GB

Irish CompaniesRegistration Office

IE-CRO

The Companies Registration Office of Ireland is responsible for the incorporation of business operating in Ireland and maintaining an online database of the information. Data is provided for free and also for a fee, depending on the amount/type requested. "The CRO has a number of core functions: * The incorporation …

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  • IE

Crossroads Bank for Enterprises

BE-BCE_KBO

The Crossroads Bank for Enterprises (BCE, ECB, CBE) is the registration office for companies in Belgium. The ECB compiles a list of business identification numbers, maintains the database and provides the list in an available format. "The following companies must register with the ECB: 1. legal persons under Belgian law …

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  • BE

Guernsey Registry

GG-RCE

All companies in Guernsey must register with the Guernsey Registry. This also applies to most charities and NPOs. The Guernsey Registry maintain a registry of all companies, charities and all NPOs in Guernsey. These are recorded in a publicly searchable webpage database for companies and also two separate lists for …

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  • GG

Ajman Chamber of Commerce and Industry

AE-ACCI

There are 2 types of search available: Commercial search and Industrial search. You can also use an online enquiry form to find the required information. The contact details of Ajman Chamber and the heads of its sectors are also available.

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  • AE

Ajman Free Zone Authority

AE-AFZ

The authority's website can be used to find its address, email and call center contacts. No clear search functionality directly on the website.

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  • AE

Dubai Multi Commodities Centre

AE-DMCC

Dubai Multi Commodities Centre is a Free Zone Authority established by the government of Dubai in 2002. The DMCC authority registers and licenses companies to operate in the DMCC Free Zone. N.B There is a 'Business Directory', however, this does not provide registration numbers[1] [1]: https://www.dmcc.ae/business-search

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  • AE

Fujairah Chamber of Commerce and Industry

AE-FCCI

There is no company information available directly from this registry, but Chamber of Commerce and Industry can be contacted via the form on the website, phone or email to request more information.

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  • AE

Ras al-Khaimah Investment Authority

AE-RAKIA

The Ras al-Khaimah Investment Authority is the registering body for companies in the (RAK) free trade zone. There is no open registry but you can request more information via the contact form on the website or a phone call.

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  • AE

Afghanistan Tax Identification Number

AF-TIN

TIN is a ten digit number which is issued to all individuals, companies and organizations that operate in Afghanistan. It is a permanent identification number and never changes, but the date of issue has to be renewed annually on the date of expiration.

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  • AF

State Register Agency of Legal Entities of Armenia

AM-SRALE

The State Register Agency of Legal Entities of Armenia maintains an Electronic Register where on line applications for the registration of legal entities can be made. It also has a search function that allows unregistered users to see limited details about existing companies. Full information about any company requires registration …

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  • AM

Austria Company Register

AT-FB

Available only in German. Access can be obtained by using services of special companies like http://www.advokat.at/Advokat-Online/Module/Firmenbuch.aspx that are entitled to provide it (for full list see https://www.justiz.gv.at/web2013/html/default/2c9484852308c2a601240b693e1c0860.de.html)

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  • AT

Companies and Intellectual Property Authority (Botswana)

BW-CIPA

The Companies and Intellectual Property Authority (CIPA) is the official register of businesses in Botwana under the Companies Act (CAP 42:01), which provides for the incorporation of companies and the Registration of Business Names Act (CAP 42:05), which provides for registration of business names and post registration notices such as …

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  • BW

Unified Social Credit Identifier

CN-USCI

Unified Social Credit Identifiers (USCIs) are used for businesses and other entities in China as a general tax identification number (TIN), but the online registry mentioned here only shows non-domestic NGOs. There is also a website for businesses (http://gsxt.gov.cn) but you will need to know the organisation’s name in Chinese …

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  • CN

Charities and Societies Agency (Ethiopia)

ET-CSA

Most Charities and Societies which operate in Ethiopia are required to register with the Charities and Societies Agency, an institution of the Federal Government, which issues certificates of legal personality to those registered.

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  • ET

Hong Kong Companies Register

HK-CR

All businesses operating in Hong Kong, including non-Hong Kong businesses with a place of business in Hong Kong must register with the Companies Register. This includes Sole-proprietorship, Partnership and Unincorporated body of persons, Non-Hong Kong company, and Branch business, as well as companies incorporated under the Companies Ordinance. Businesses are …

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  • HK

National Tax Registry

HN-RTN

The National Tax Registry register taxpayers in Honduras. The following organisations and individuals are obliged to register with the National Tax Registry: 1 All individuals or legal entities, national or foreign, domiciled in the country as taxpayers with tax obligations such as: payment of taxes, fees and contributions. 2 Taxpayers …

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  • HN

Croatian Court Business Register

HR-MBS

The court business register is maintained by the Croatian Ministry of Justice (Ministarstvo Pravosuda Republike Hrvatske). Registered corporations each have a court-assigned company registration number (matični broj poslovnog subjekta - MBS)

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  • HR

Director General of Taxes

ID-DJP

The Directorate General of Taxes is Indonesia's tax office. The Tax Identification Number (TIN) is known in Indonesia as Nomor Pokok Wajib Pajak (NPWP) and is issued by the Directorate General of Taxes to individuals and entities.

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  • ID

Registrar of Companies (Israel)

IL-ROC

The Register of Companies is maintained by the Israeli Corporations Authority and can be searched using part or all of a company name in English or Hebrew, or by entering the company number. The search interface and the results are in Hebrew. Free information on a company includes type of …

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  • IL

Italian Tax Code / VAT Number

IT-CF

Companies (and some other entities) in Italy must register with the Business Register of the Chambers of Commerce. They are assigned a Codice Fiscale (CF) or Tax Code which also acts as their Partitia IVA (P.IVA) or VAT Number. Entities may also be assigned an Economic and Administrative Directory (REA) …

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  • IT

Business Register of the Italian Chambers of Commerce

IT-RI

Companies (and some other entities) in Italy must register with the Business Register of the Chambers of Commerce. They are assigned a Codice Fiscale (CF) or Tax Code. Entities may also be assigned an Economic and Administrative Directory (REA) identifier.

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  • IT

Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC)

JE-FSC

Companies and Non Profit Organisations operating in Jersey register with the Financial Services Commission (JFSC). A search of company information is freely available on the Commission website. There was no search available for NPOs at the time of last checks. Users should be aware that the identifier numbers are not …

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  • JE

Registar of Companies

KE-RCO

The Registrar of Companies is under the remit of the Registrar General, which is a part of the Office of the Attorney General and Department of Justice. This Registrar is responsible for the registration of companies within Kenya, and maintains a database, the records of which can be accessed on …

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  • KE

Electronic database of legal entities and branches (Krygyzstan)

KG-ID

The Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Kyrgyz maintains the register of legal entities. It contains entries for many kinds of organizations, including: * Companies * Partnerships * Co-operatives * Trade unions * Local and state enterprises * Joint ventures * Small businesses * Political Parties * Credit unions …

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  • KG

Electronic database of legal entities and branches (Krygyzstan) TIN

KG-TIN

The Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Kyrgyz maintains the register of legal entities. It contains entries for many kinds of companies, including: * Companies * Partnerships * Co-operatives * Trade unions * Local and state enterprises * Joint ventures * Small businesses * Political Parties * Credit unions …

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  • KG

Lebanese Ministry of Justice, Commercial Register

LB-CR

'Article 23 of the Lebanese Trade Law stipulates that 'every court of first instance shall have a record carefully recorded by the author under the supervision of the President or a judge appointed by the President specifically in each year'. The Clerk of the Court is limited to the recording …

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  • LB

Information Platform of Legal Entities (Lithuania)

LT-RC

"The Register of Legal Entities registers businesses, institutions and NGOs and collects detailed data about Lithuanian legal entities as well as branches and representative offices of foreign companies and organizations. The Register contains complete information (and historical data) about legal form and status of legal entities, fields of its activity, …

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  • LT

Mozambique Commercial Registry

MZ-CR

The purpose of the Commercial Registry is to make known the status of merchant of natural and legal persons, being defined as mandatory for the formation of companies.

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  • MZ

Nigerian Corporate Affairs Commission

NG-CAC

All companies operating in Nigeria must register with the Corporate Affairs Commission. NGOs also register with the Commission. This database is available through a searchable webpage. "The Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) of Nigeria was established in 1990 vide Companies and Allied Matters Decree no 1 (CAMD) 1990 as amended, now …

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  • NG

Chamber of Commerce (Netherlands)

NL-KVK

All companies and entities (including most NGOs) in the Netherlands must enrol with the Commercial Register, which is hosted by the Dutch Chamber of Commerce. Each entity receives a Chamber of Commerce number upon registration, which is the appropriate identifier Dutch companies and NPOs. Basic company information is available for …

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  • NL

Company Registrar Office

NP-CRO

All companies operating in Nepal must register with the Office of the Company Registrar Office. This database is available for search on the Office homepage. "To register a company, the promoter must submit an application as prescribed by the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, and Supplies. Online filing of the required …

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  • NP

Portal of Public Services

PT-NIPPC

The business register is governed by the Business Registry Code, adopted by Decree-Law No 403/86 of 3 December 1986, and is the responsibility of the business registry offices throughout the country; these offices are external services of the Institute of Registrars and Notaries (IRN), a public body supported by the …

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  • PT

Serbian Business Registrations Agency

RS-APR

The Serbian Business Registrations Agency (APR) provides a single place of registration for all companies and individuals - domestic and foreign - operating in Serbia. Each entity is given an identification number and a tax number in the Business Entities Register. The Матични број / identification number should be used …

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  • RS

Uniform State Register of Legal Entities of Russian Federation

RU-INN

This register offers information reports on any legal entity registered on the territory of the Russian Federation in the on-line mode directly from the respective registers. There are following types of products available at this moment: * Extract from USRLE - price 1 credit (1 credit is equal to 10.8 …

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  • RU

Unified State Register of Legal Entities (USRLE), Russian Federation

RU-OGRN

"The USRLE (Uniform State Register of Legal Entities) (also EGRUL) is a federal information resource. The USRLE recording is performed by the registering authorities according to the procedure established by the Government of the Russian Federation. Here you can get information about any legal entity registered in the territory of …

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  • RU

Rwanda Governance Board

RW-RGB

Rwanda Governance Board registers and grants legal personality to national non-governmental organisations and religious based organisations. [1] National non-governmental organisations are classified into three categories [2]: * Public interest organisations * Common interest organisations * Foundations Common interest organisations and foundations may operate for up to two years before registering …

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  • RW

Business Registration Number (Organisationsnummer), Sweden

SE-ON

"The organization number is a unique identifier assigned to legal entities, such as companies and associations. The authority that registers the company or association when it is to be started assigns the organizational number. Most companies and associations have their organization number from the Swedish Companies Registration Office [Bolagsverket](http://www.bolagsverket.se). But …

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  • SE

Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA)

SG-ACRA

The Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) is the national regulator of business entities, public accountants and corporate service providers in Singapore. Each corporate entity receives a Unique Entity Number (UEN), which should be used as the identifier. "Registering or setting up a company in Singapore is accomplished through contacting …

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  • SG

Slovenian Business Register

SI-PRS

The Slovenian Business Register (PRS) is a central database containing information about all business entities involved in a profit or non-profit activity having their principal place of business located on the territory of the Republic of Slovenia, as well as information on their subsidiaries and other divisions of business entities …

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  • SI

Ministry of Justice Business Register

SK-ORSR

"The companies register is administered by the Ministry of Justice. Entry to the register is obligatory for companies, cooperatives and for some specific physical entities stated by law. Information in the register is searchable by trade name, identification number, registered office, registration number and name of a person." [1] "The …

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  • SK

Office of Administrator and Registrar General

SL-OARG

The Office of Administrator and Registrar General in Sierra Leone is responsible for the "administration of and registration of entities such as business registration, land transactions, industrial property, marriages and administration of the estates of deceased persons as mandated by law". The types of business that can be registered through …

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  • SL

MERSIS - Central Trade Registry System

TR-MERSIS

Central Trade Registry System (MERSIS) is a centralized information system allowing for the implementation of the commercial registry processes and storing them and commercial registry data electronically. MERSIS can be accessed by registered users or using the e-signature from the website of the Ministry of Customs and Trade. It contains …

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  • TR

Tanzania Business Registrations and Licensing Agency

TZ-BRLA

The Business Registrations and Licensing Agency (BRELA)[ (http://www.brela.go.tz/] registers companies in Tanzania. Based on the data available on Open Corporates, it appears that BRELA assigns each organisation with a unique identifier . "The Business Registrations and Licensing Agency (BRELA) is an Executive Agency under the Ministry of Industry and Trade …

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  • TZ

Tanzania National NGO Coordination Board

TZ-NNCB

The National NGO Coordination Board is part of the Ministry of Community Development, Gender and Children and is responsible for registration of [1]: * National NGOs, which are established via registration with the Board * International NGOS, which are established outside Tanzania but must register with the Board to operate …

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  • TZ

United State Register

UA-EDR

The Ministry of Justice hosts the United State Register for all corporate entities, individuals and community groups who are registered in Ukraine. Each corporate entity is assigned an identification code which can be used as a unique identifier. The is a free search and a paid search of the database, …

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  • UA

United State Register of Corporate Entites

UZ-KTUT

The State Statistics Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan maintans the United State Register of Corporate Entites and organizations (Корхоналар ва ташкилотларнинг ягона давлат)

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  • UZ

Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC)

ZA-CIP

The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) is responsible for company registration in South Africa. There is a basic free database search, or users can subscribe to the CIPC website. "Functions of the Commission Registration of Companies, Co-operatives and Intellectual Property Rights (trade marks, patents, designs and copyright) and maintenance …

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  • ZA

Registrar of Deeds

ZW-ROD

Companies in Zimbabwe must register with the Registrar of Deeds. Currently, all Zimbabwe government websites appear not to be working. "Reserve the company name with the Chief Registrar of Companies Agency: Chief Registrar of Companies Forms are available online but all documents must be physically lodged at Companies and Deeds …

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  • ZW

Register of Schools (Wales)

GB-WALEDU

Schools and other education establishments in Wales must be registered with the Department of Education in the Welsh Government. The Register of Schools is maintained by the Department of Education which provides a School number as the unique identifier for each school or other educational establishment in Wales. Universities are …

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  • GB

    Sectors

  • education

Register of Schools (Scotland)

GB-SCOTEDU

Schools and other education establishments in Scotland must be registered with the Department of Education in the Scottish Government. The Register of Schools is maintained by the Department of Education which provides a SEED code as the unique identifier for each school or other educational establishment in Scotland. Universities are …

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  • GB

    Sectors

  • education

Example Data Prefix

XE-EXAMPLE

List code prefix reserved for use in example data which require a valid org-id.guide prefix (e.g. for use in data validator testing).

Fall back identifier sources

The following lists provide a fall back option when no other identifier sources are available…

Botswana Taxpayers Identification Number

BW-TIN

The Botswana Unified Revenue Service (BURS) issues Taxpayer Identification Numbers (TIN) to individuals, companies and other entities that may have a tax obligation. An organisation should be able to supply details of their TIN.

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  • BW

Ministry of Foreign affairs

ID-KLN

All NGOs foreign to Indonesia who wish to operate in the country must register through the Ministry of Foreign affairs/ Kementerian Luar Negeri. "Registration Process: 1. INGO submit complete application documents to the Government of the Republic of Indonesia through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs" [1] [1] http://www.kemlu.go.id/en/berita/informasi-penting/Pages/Registration-Guidelines-for-International-Non-Governmental-Organizations-in-Indonesia.aspx

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  • ID

Taxpayer Single Identification Number (Mozambique)

MZ-NUIT

NUIT is the Mozambique Taxpayer Single Identification Number. It is made up of 9 digits split into 3 parts: the first digit stands for the type of entity, the middle part is a sequential number, and the last digit provides a checksum. Both individuals and corporate entities are assigned an …

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  • MZ

Tanzania Revenue Agency

TZ-TRA

"The Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) was established by Act of Parliament No. 11 of 1995, and started its operations on 1st July 1996. In carrying out its statutory functions, TRA is regulated by law, and is responsible for administering impartially various taxes of the Central Government."[1] The Tanzanian Revenue Authority …

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  • TZ

Basic Registry of Identified Global Entities

XI-BRIDGE

As of August 2020 the BRIDGE project has been shut down. It was led by four nonprofit partners – GlobalGiving, TechSoup Global, GuideStar, and Foundation Center – BRIDGE assigned a unique identification number, known as a BRIDGE number, to individual social sector entities around the world. Each 10-digit BRIDGE number …

OECD Development Assistance Committee

XM-DAC

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Development Assistance Committee (DAC) maintain a list of organisations whom are involved in the transfer of 'Official Development Assistance' (ODA) financial flows. This list provides a useful fall-back source of identification for government agencies and multilateral organisations involved in aid, and in …

International Aid Transparency Initiative Organisation Identifier

XI-IATI

XI-IATI is a list of organisation identifiers that is maintained by the IATI Secretariat. Any publisher may apply to the IATI Technical Team for an identifier to be generated. "If a bona fide organisation is not registered with any recognised or appropriate registration agency (http://iatistandard.org/202/codelists/OrganisationRegistrationAgency/) they should contact the IATI …

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs - Humanitarian Programme Cycle Identifiers

XM-OCHA

OCHA (Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs) is the part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA assigns it's own organisation identifiers to parties involved in funding or delivery of humanitarian work, which are used in UN …

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  • humanitarian_relief

Global Research Identifiers Database

XI-GRID

The Global Research Identifiers Database collects information on research institutions and assigns them a unique identifier. It draws on information from funding datasets, and claims over 90% coverage of institutions. It records information on the nature of the research organisation, covering companies, education establishments, healthcare, non-profits, government and other entity …

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  • education
  • research

Ministry of Home Affairs

ID-KDN

The Ministry of Home Affairs conducts a series of tasks in relation to legal practice and administration within Indonesia. However, no link has been found between the Ministry of Home Affairs and NGO/company registration. As a result, this code has been deprecated. Users can refer to ID-KLN (Ministry of Foreign …

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  • ID

The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies

FR-INSEE

The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies provide a registration service for companies and associations with details being held on the SIRENE database. Information from INSEE is also contained in the RCS dataset, and so this organisation list is deprecated in favour of FR-RCS.

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  • FR

Government Organisation Register

GB-GOR

The UK Government Organisation Register contains an identifier for every government body with a presence on the gov.uk single domain. This covers government departments, agencies and Arms Length Bodies (ALBs). Each organisation is assigned an alphanumeric identifier, and the register also includes website addresses, that can be mapped to entries …

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  • GB

Local Authorities for England Register

GB-LAE

The Local Authorities for England Register has been developed with the UK Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG), and contains identifiers for 350+ local authorities. It also includes the 'local authority type' (e.g. Unitary Authority, London Borough) for each. It uses the second portion of [ISO_3166-2](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_3166-2:GB) codes where these …

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  • GB

Registered Social Housing Providers (England)

GB-SHPE

A statutory register of not-for-profit (housing associations), for-profit private, and local authority social housing providers, who are registered to operate in England. The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA)[1] is the regulator for social housing providers in England and maintains the list. Fields indicate the designation of the social housing provider …

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  • GB

NHS Digital - Organisation Data Service

GB-NHS

"The Organisation Data Service (ODS) is responsible for publishing organisation and practitioner codes, along with related national policies and standards. We're also responsible for the ongoing maintenance of the organisation and person nodes of the Spine Directory Service, the central data repository used within various NHS systems and services. Find …

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  • GB

Global Legal Entity Identifier Index

XI-LEI

Maintained by the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation, the Index contains current and historical Legal Entity Identifier records. "The Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) is a 20-character, alpha-numeric code based on the ISO 17442 standard developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). It connects to key reference information that enables …

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  • XI

Trade and Companies Register

FR-RCS

In France, companies register through a number of institutions, predominantly the local centres de formalités des entreprises, but all companies must eventually be registered with the Trade and Companies Register. Once registered, companies receive a SIREN or SIRET number, which is a unique business identifier. This information is maintained by …

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  • FR

Principal Local Authority Register for Wales

GB-PLA

The Principal Local Authority Register has been developed with the Welsh Government and Government Digital Service (GDS), and contains identifiers for 22 county and county borough councils. The register may not cover all local authorities as it focuses on bodies providing mainstream local government services. It uses the second portion …

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  • GB

List of legal department names (Government of Canada)

CA-GOV

"The dataset includes a list of legal department names and their respective numbers. The department number is assigned by the Receiver General to an organization listed in Schedules I, 1.1 and II of the Financial Administration Act authorized to use the Consolidated Revenue Fund and interface with the central systems …

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  • CA

Scottish Local Authority Register

GB-LAS

The Local Authority SCT Register has been developed with the Scottish Government and Government Digital Service (GDS), and contains identifiers for 32 local authorities. It uses the second portion of [ISO_3166-2](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_3166-2:GB) codes and includes all codes listed for Scotland (SCT).

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  • GB

Australian Business Register

AU-ABN

"The Australian Business Number (ABN) enables businesses in Australia to deal with a range of government departments and agencies using a single identification number. The ABN is a public number which does not replace an organisations tax file number." "ABN registration details become part of the Australian Business Register (ABR)" …

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  • AU

Common Directory of Organizational Units and Offices - DIR3

ES-DIR3

The Common Directory of Organizational Units and Offices (DIR3) is a project to improve interoperability between public administration units in Spain. As a part of this, a list of all the public bodies is maintained by the Centro de Transferencia de Tecnología (Technology Transfer Centre). "The Common Directory is conceived …

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  • ES

Higher Education Statistics Agency

GB-HESA

This is a list of all higher education providers that provide data to the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA). Those providers include all publicly funded universities and other higher educations institutions (HEIs) in the UK, alternative HE providers (APs) that offer HE courses but do not receive annual public funding, …

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  • GB

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  • education

Classification of Entities in the National Budget for Paraguay

PY-PGN

Provides identifiers for organizations and institutions from the Paraguayan State, including national public bodies, administrative departments, and municipalities. From the National Budget Law (Presupuesto General de la Nación (PGN)) of 2016 from Paraguay: “The objective of the classification by entities is to organize information related income, spending and budgetary credits …

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  • PY

Tax Identification Number

ES-NIF

The Tax Identification Number, Número de Identificación Fiscal (NIF), is a unique number given to every legal person and organisation (companies, associations, civil societies, public institutions etc.) required to pay taxes. The NIF is allocated by the Tax Agency [1]. There is no publicly available site to verify the ownership …

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  • ES

Taxpayer Identification Number

NG-TIN

The Tax Identification Number (TIN) is a unique number given to Individuals, Limited Liability Companies, Incorporated Trustees, Enterprises, Cooperative Society, MDAs, Trade Association etc. for the purpose of tax payment [1]. The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) is the agency responsible for providing the Tax Identification Number (TIN)[2]. There is …

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  • NG

South African Corporate Income Tax (CIT) number

ZA-CIT

The Corporate Income Tax (CIT) is a tax imposed on companies resident in the Republic of South Africa. The South African Revenue Service (SARS) is South Africa’s tax collecting authority responsible for issuing CIT numbers [1]. Businesses can receive multiple tax numbers from SARS such as CIT, VAT, PAYE etc., …

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  • ZA

Pakistan National Tax Number

PK-NTN

National Tax Number, commonly known as NTN is a unique ID issued by Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) – the apex tax regulatory authority in Pakistan, to verify the registration of business. Individuals and organisations that are liable to pay income tax must have a National Tax Number (NTN). Organisations …

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  • PK

The National Centre of Community Organisations (Argentina)

AR-CENOC

Law Nº 25.855, de Voluntariado Social (Social Volunteering) established in 2004 a role for El Centro Nacional de Organizaciones de la Comunidad to maintain a database of civil society organisations (CSOs). "The CSOs that receive or intend to receive public funds must be included in the database, to carry out …

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  • AR

Overheid.nl Web Metadata Standard

NL-OWMS

Overheid.nl is the central access point to all information about government organisations of the Netherlands. The Overheid.nl Web Metadata Standard ( OWMS ) is the metadata standard for information from the Dutch government on the Internet. It contains URIs for a wide range of government bodies, including national, local and …

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  • NL

Tax Identification Number (Poland)

PL-NIP

The Tax Identification Number (NIP) is used for tax purposes and can be assigned to any organization: companies including sole proprietorships, non-profits, government agencies. NIP is assigned to organizations in process of their registration. Till 2011 NIP number was also assigned to natural people (tax payers).

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  • PL

REGON - Statistical number of an economy entity

PL-REGON

A unique number assigned to national economic entities, and to the local units of these entities in the national official register of national economy entities, REGON. The identifier provides no implicit or explicit information on the features of an entity. Every organization receives REGON number during the registration phase. Looking …

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  • PL

Afghanistan Chart of Accounts

AF-COA

The Government of Afghanistan provide a Chart of Accounts spreadsheet on an annual basis. This includes codes for each ministry or portfolio, each sub-organization and each organizational unit assigned funds within the budget covering centrally budgeted government departments and agencies, hospitals, universities and services.

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  • AF

Bangladesh NGO Affairs Bureau

BD-NAB

All NGOs wishing to carry out programmes in Bangladesh must gain permission from the Bangladesh NGO Affairs Bureau. The Bureau keeps a list of NGOs, monitors funding and ensures the accountability of NGO projects. "Its prime objective is to provide one-stop service to the NGOs operating with foreign assistance and …

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  • BD

Bolivia Institutional Classifier

BO-CINS

This is a list of public sector entities in Bolivia, published through SICOES (Sistema de Contraciones Estatales), which is the national state contracting system. It publishes identifiers for a range of entities, including: ministries, departmental and municipal government; national, regional and municipal companies and universities

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  • BO

Tax Identification Number (Cameroon)

CM-NIU

The Directorate General of Tax (Direction Générale des Impôts) of Cameroon issues a unique tax identification number (Numéro d'Identifiant fiscal Unique, or NIU) to all individuals and legal persons liable to pay tax in the country.

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  • CM

Public Sector Institution Classifications (Guetmala)

GT-CISP

The Ministry of Finance of Guatemala provide a classification of all public institutions in receipt of budget allocations. This can be used to provide organisation identifiers for public sector entities, including central and local government, and public enterprises.

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  • GT

NGO Board of Malawi

MW-NBM

All NGOs operating in Malawi must register with the NGO Board of Malawi. All NPOs must also register with the Registrar General. There is a pdf file with a list of registered NGOs, but they do not have registration numbers. New database is planned. "In line with Section 20 of …

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  • MW

Ministry of Economy NGO Department

AF-MOE

NGOs wishing to operate in Afghanistan must register with the NGOs Department of the Ministry of Economy. The register contains government departments, national NGOs and international NGOs.

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  • AF

Unique Tax Identification Code (Argentina)

AR-CUIT

Any citizen or company starting an economic activity in Argentina must register with the AFIP (Federal Administration of Public Revenues) and receive a Unique Tax Identification Code (CUIT). This is an 11 digit number, consisting two digits, hyphen, nine digits, and a one digit checksum.

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  • AR

Tax Identification Number, Burundi

BI-NIF

Any individual, company, cooperative, non-profit association, non-governmental organisation or international organisation starting a commercial activity in Burundi must register with the Office Burundais des Recettes (OBR) and receive a Tax Identification Number (Numero d’Identification Fiscale) [1]. There is a publicly available site to verify the ownership and validity of the …

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  • BI

Tax Identification Number

BO-NIT

The Número de Identificación Tributaria (NIT), or Tax Identification Number, is the number assigned by the National Tax Service of Bolivia to a taxable natural person or legal entity. It is assigned once an individual or entity registers with the Service, acknowledging that their economic activity can, by law, be …

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  • BO

Rol Único Tributario de Chile (Taxpayer Number)

CL-RUT

Any company that will be subject to taxes in Chile must obtain a Rol Único Tributario (RUT). A RUT has 7 or 8 digits, plus a check digit. Identifiers should be presented without any punctuation and including the check digit.

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  • CL

Unified Commercial and Social Registry (RUES)

CO-RUE

The Unified Commercial and Social Registry (RUES) integrates multiple commercial registries, including the NIT (Número de Identificación Tributaria) which can be used as the unique identifier. This database can be searched online for free. "The CCB hereby informs that, in accordance with Resolution 71029 issued by the Superintendence of Industry …

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  • CO

HM Revenue and Customs

GB-REV

Some UK charitable organisations are exempt or excepted from registering with the Charity Commission. This may be due to the nature of the organisation, it's historical status, or income threshold. However, these organisations can register for tax purposes with HM Revenue and Customs, and receive a registration number. This may …

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  • GB

Kenya Revenue Authority PIN

KE-KRA

The Personal Identification Number (PIN) is a number which identifies a person or legal entity for purposes of transacting business with Kenya Revenue Authority, other Government agencies and service providers in Kenya. A PIN may be issued to both individuals and 'artificial persons' such as companies, clubs, trusts and partnerships.

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  • KE

Budget Classification of Public Entities (Mexico)

MX-CPA

This list provides Mexico's administrative classification, which includes the following concepts: * Ramo: a concept that groups all the specific organizations from Mexico's Public Administration. * Unidad Responsable: the specific organizations from Mexico's Public Administration By combining the Ramo, and Unidad Responsable codes, a unique identifier can be created for …

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  • MX

Federal Taxpayers Registry

MX-RFC

The Registro Federal de Contribuyentes de México assigns an RFC identifier to both individual and corporate taxpayers. Registration takes place through Servicio de Administración Tributaria (SAT) and registrants are provided with their RFC. Whilst there is no public database of RFCs available, a web service to validate RFCs is available …

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  • MX

Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) Contractor Registration System (Nigeria)

NG-BPP

The Nigerian Bureau of Public Procurement are responsible for monitoring and oversight of public procurement in Nigeria. The Contractor and Service Provider Database System is a government vendor registration database system that assigns a unique contractor identification number, categories, and classification of firms who have applied for, or been involved …

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  • NG

RUC Number (Peru)

PE-RUC

The 'Registro Único del Contribuyente' (RUC) number is an 11-digit tax ID number for any natural or legal person (such as a company) in Peru, and is provided and maintained by The Superintendencia Nacional de Aduanas y de Administración Tributaria (The SUNAT). The SUNAT, according to its creation Law No. …

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  • PE

National Revenue Agency

SL-NRA

The Taxpayer Identification Number, or TIN, is a unique computer-generated number allocated to each taxpayer, whether they are an individual, a commercial business, a Government department, public corporation, or a special body. As its name implies, the TIN identifies taxpayers for the purpose of all their tax and other revenue …

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  • SL

General Register for Non-Governmental Organizations (Somaliland)

SO-MPND

(1) This list covers the operations of non-governmental, independent and not-for-profit organizations; Local/National NGOs, Foreign NGOs, and International NGOs within Somaliland. It also includes the Umbrellas and Consortium of Non-governmental Organizations[1]. Registrations have to be regularly renewed. Local NGOs will be assigned with an identifier after registering. International NGOs should …

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  • SO

South Sudan Relief and Rehabilitation Commission

SS-RRC

The South Sudan Relief and Rehabilitation Commission (SSRRC) is an agency of the Government of South Sudan. It is the operational arm of the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management. The NGO Act 2016 added additional powers to the agency to register any NGO interested in operating in South …

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  • SS

Tax Identification Number (El Salvador)

SV-NIT

The NIT is required for all organisations, including businesses and NGOs. First step is online pre-registration at https://miempresa.gob.sv/ then in person with the Dirección General de Impuestos Internos (DGII) del Ministerio de Hacienda. Structure (all numerical): xxxx-xxxxxx-xxx-x digit (like 0614-241287-102-5). The first section (4 digits) is a municipality code, the …

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  • SV

National Bureau for NGOs (Uganda)

UG-NGO

The Ugandan National Bureau for NGOs (NGO Bureau) is a semi-autonomous body under the Ministry of Internal Affairs established by the NGO Act 2016 .The Act mandates it to register, regulate, coordinate, inspect, monitor and oversee all NGO operations in the country. It issues certificates of registration to NGOs.

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  • UG

Economic Operators Identification and Registration system

XI-EORI

This site allows to validate EORI numbers and provides access to the information related to Authorised Economic Operators (AEO). An EORI number is unique throughout the EU, assigned by a customs authority in a member state to economic operators (businesses) or persons.

    Countries

  • XI

Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour

YE-MSAL

The Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor, Social Development Sector, issue licenses for the operation of associations, civil organisations and unions. These include a license number that appears to be based on the date of incorporation, and that is provided on a certificate granting or renewing the license. The license …

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  • YE

Department of Registrar for NGOs

ZM-RNGO

All NGOs, including INGOs, are required since 2009 to be registered here to be allowed to operate (Act 16, 2009). Registration needs to be renewed every 5 years. The year of registration/renewal is part of the ID but should be omitted.

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  • ZM

Tax Identification Number (Slovenia)

SI-TIN

A unique tax identifier code (Davčna številka) which every legal entity or an individual entrepreneur must obtain. These are entered on to the Slovenian Business Register (Poslovni register Slovenije)

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  • SI

Thai Revenue Department - Tax Identification Number

TH-TIN

This is the standard tax number issued to legal entities, domestic and foreign, that pay taxes or that pay income to employees. NGOs require one, too. Individuals can be issued with a TIN if they are a foreigner or if they want to register for Value Added Tax or Specific …

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  • TH

Employer Identification Number - Internal Revenue Service

US-EIN

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) assigns companies an Employer Identification Number (EIN) upon application. However, not all corporate entities are required to have an EIN. For tax-exempt entities (non-profits, charities etc.) the IRS maintains a list of EINs. Public listed company EINs are available via the Securities and Exchange Commission …

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  • US

Access to Registers of Economic Subjects

CZ-ICO

The ARES is an information system which collates data from several public registers in the Czech Republic. These include: Public registers comprising: the Commercial Register Federal Register, the Register of Foundations Register’s Institute, Register of Public Service Companies, Trade Register, and the Register of Economic Entities. Enterprises do not register …

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  • CZ

VAT number (Austria Company Register)

AT-UID

"Since July 11, 2005, the records of all commercial register courts are kept electronically. The general ledger is kept by storing the entries in a central database, the so-called "Firmenbuchdatenbank" in the Federal Computing Center in Vienna."[1] Clearing houses commissioned by the Federal Ministry of Justice (Die Österreichische Justiz) provide …

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  • AT

Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission

AU-ACNC

"In Australia, charities must register with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) before they can receive charity tax concessions from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO)." Charity Status can be applied to organisations that have an Australian Business Number (ABN) and that take a range of legal forms [1] including …

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  • AU

Corporations Canada

CA-CC

Corporations Canada are the federal company register. CA-CC should be used for the Canada Corporation Number Companies in Canada register with their provincial authority, e.g. British Columbia. While there is currently no complete national database for companies in Canada, Corporations Canada are piloting a Business Search Registry, which allows for …

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  • CA

Canadian Revenue Agency

CA-CRA_ACR

Companies in Canada register with their provincial authority, e.g. British Columbia, and then they register with the Canadian Revenue Agency in order to pay corporate income tax and receive a Business Number. The code CA-CRA_ACR is used for Canadian Business Numbers. Non-profits and other kinds of legal entities may also …

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  • CA

Ministerio de Justicia

ES-MDJ

The Ministry of Justice keeps a broad array of records, covering organisations, events, and individuals. Some of these records (such as organisations) are public and searchable, whilst others (civil registration) are not. This list covers the following types of organisations (roughly translated): "Property and Mercantile", "Mediators and Mediation Institutions", "Foundations …

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  • ES

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

ET-MFA

All charities wishing to operate in Ethiopia must register with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). Details for how they register can be found in this document - http://mfa.gov.et/documents/10184/70245/NGO_Rule_English%5B1%5D%281%29.pdf/d20c730a-591e-4d3a-b9d8-a25aeb664904 Charities are registered but no openly searchable database yet available.

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  • ET

GOV.UK - UK Government Departments, Agencies & Public Bodies

GB-GOVUK

This list is deprecated in favour of GB-GOR, the Government Organisation Registry which assigns a unique code to each agency with a page at www.gov.uk. To construct a legacy GB-GOVUK identifier, use the final segment of the url of a body at http://www.gov.uk (below /organisations) as the "registration number", converting …

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  • GB

Department of Social Developments

GH-DSW

All NGOs wishing to operate in Ghana must first register with the General Registrar's Office, and then apply for NGO status from the Department of Social Welfare (DSW). NGOs are then issued with a certificate that contains their registration number. There is no database available for search. "The Social Welfare …

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  • GH

NGO's Coordination Board

KE-NCB

The NGO Coordination Board of Kenya registers NGOs and maintains a registry of organisation information. This information can be accessed by through request and after paying a fee. "The Board has the responsibility of regulating and enabling the NGO sector in Kenya. Our Mandate: To maintain the register of National …

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  • KE

National Tax Service Business Registration Number

KR-BRN

The Business Registration Number covers the following types of organization, as designated by the middle two digits of the number [1]: - 01-79 sole proprietor liable for value-added tax (VAT) - 90-99 sole proprietor exempted from value-added tax (VAT) - 89 non-corporate religious organization - 80 non-corportate organization excluding religious …

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  • KR

Lithuanian State Tax Inspectorate (PVM)

LT-PVM

The State Tax Inspectorate is Lithuania's institution responsible for tax administration. The tasks of the State Tax Inspectorate include: helping taxpayers and withholding agents to exercise their rights and obligations; implementing tax laws; ensuring the payment of taxes to the budget; ensuring the efficient work of the Bank of Lithuania …

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  • LT

Tax Identification Number

ML-NIF

The Tax Identification Number (Numero d’Identification Fiscale) is issued to registered companies, and to branches of foreign organisations operating in Mali. There is publicly available register of assigned Tax Identification Numbers.

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  • ML

Inland Revenue Department

NP-IRD

The Inland Revenue Department is responsible for the administration of Value Added Tax, Income Tax, and Excise Duty. In the performance of these duties it maintains a register of Permanent Account Numbers (PANs) the unique taxpayer identification number for Nepal. This register covers individuals as well as legal entities. Org-id …

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  • NP

Social Welfare Council Nepal

NP-SWC

International NGOs wishing to operate in Nepal must register with the Social Welfare Council. Upon registration, these INGOs receive an Affiliation Certificate and an SWC Affiliation Number. This database can be searched on the website. Local NGOs do not need to be associated with the SWC, but may register with …

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  • NP

Tax identification number register

RS-PIB

Ordinary taxpayer registration numbers start from the number 10000001 and end with the number 99999999. The PIB is determined so that the first eight digits are the regular registration number of the taxpayer, and the last digit is the control number.

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  • RS

NGO Board, Ministry of Internal Affairs (Uganda)

UG-NGB

All NGOs wishing to operate in Uganda must register with the NGO Board of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. "The National NGO Board under the Ministry of Internal Affairs, which is the lead Ministry, is legally mandated to register, regulate, coordinate and monitor NGOs in Uganda."

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  • UG

NUTS - European Union Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics

XR-NUTS

The European Union's Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS) provides codes for territorial areas at a number of different levels. Where no primary identifiers for regional and local government entities are available, then NUTS level 2 and 3 codes, and Local Administrative Unit (LAU 1 and LAU 2 level) …

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  • HR
  • PT
  • AT
  • SK
  • NL
  • MT
  • ES
  • LT
  • GR
  • IE
  • EE
  • CY
  • CZ
  • FI
  • DE
  • LV
  • GB
  • SI
  • BG
  • SE
  • FR
  • HU
  • PL
  • LU
  • BE
  • IT
  • RO

European Union Corporate Bodies authority list

XR-EUCB

The European Union Publications Office maintain a list of 'Corporate Bodies' covering offices and bodies of the European Union (labelled EU), as well as external bodies referenced regularly in European Systems (labelled INT). The list is more authoritative for EU Institutions, than for International institutions the EU works with. Note …

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  • XI

Community amateur sports clubs (CASCs) registered with HMRC

GB-CASC

This is the list of Community amateur sports clubs (CASCs) registered with HMRC, and as listed at HMRC [1], which has been enhanced with unique identifiers. [1]: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/community-amateur-sports-clubs-casc-registered-with-hmrc--2

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  • GB

Supplier Registration Service, Crown Commercial Service, UK

GB-SRS

The UK Government Supplier Registration Service (SRS) is used by both buyers and suppliers to log in to procurement-related systems. The system assigns an identifier to each registered organisation, and may record details of other identifiers for the organisation, such as a DUNS number. Crown Commercial Service (part of the …

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  • GB

Tax ID (DIČ) Czech Republic

CZ-DIC

A VAT registration number (DIČ) is a unique and unambiguous identification of each tax entity, a legal or natural person who is a taxpayer (taxpayer). The tax identification number is assigned only after the entity, natural or legal person, obtains its IČO - its unique identification number. Note that the …

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  • CZ

D-U-N-S Number

XI-DUNS

The D-U-N-S Number is a unique nine-digit number that identifies organizations on a location-specific basis. Companies, charities, and government agencies can all receive a D-U-N-S Number [1][2]. Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) assigns and maintains D-U-N-S Numbers. The process for requesting a D-U-N-S Number varies by country, but organizations can typically …

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  • XI

PermID: Thompson Reuters Permanent Identifier

XI-PID

Thomson Reuters Permanent Identifier (PermID) is a machine readable identifier that provides a unique reference for data item. PermID provides comprehensive identification across a wide variety of entity types including organizations, instruments, funds, issuers and people. PermID never changes and is unambiguous, making it ideal as a reference identifier.

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  • XI

Wikidata

XI-WIKIDATA

Wikidata is a free knowledge base that anyone can edit. It holds linked open data about tens of millions of entities and more than one million of them are organizations. Each instition item can hold a wide range of statements, names in hundreds of languages and identifiers in other databases.

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  • XI

European Business Identifier (EBID)

ZZ-EBID

The EBID is an initiative of the CAS Group. Via Unternehmensverzeichnis.org they provide a free directory of German and Austrian companies and production facilities. "The Unternehmensverzeichnis provides you with all the very latest company information. This information helps to make cooperation with potential business partners much easier." [1] German and …

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  • DE
  • AT

Public Market Suppliers and Buyer Units, Chile

CL-MP

[Mercado Público](https://www.mercadopublico.cl/Home/Contenidos/QueEsMercadoPublico?esNuevaHome=true) is an electronic platform managed by Chilecompra, part of the Ministry of Finance, which public organizations use to make purchases. Organizations registered as buyers or suppliers on the Mercado Público platform are assigned an identifier in the system. This identifier is used in the data from the Mercado …

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  • CL

Public Bodies - Open Knowledge Foundation

XI-PB

Public Bodies is an Open Knowledge Foundation (OKF) project that aims to provide a unique ID for every part of every government. The main website is a portal for linking to profile pages for countries whose public bodies OKF has recorded. There are also links to directly download CSVs of …

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  • BR
  • CH
  • GR
  • US
  • DE
  • GB
  • NZ

Albanian National Business Center

AL-QKB

The list is the trade register of all the businesses registered with the National Business Center (NBC) of Albania. The NBC provides service in the territory, through service desks at local government units, through service desks open to the Union of Chambers of Commerce and Industry and / or chambers …

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  • AL

The SMERU Research Institute

ID-SMR

The SMERU Research Institute is an independent body which conducts research on social issues in Indonesia. They also maintains a database of NGOs working in Indonesia. "The SMERU Research Institute is an independent institution for research and public policy studies. We professionally and proactively provide accurate and timely information, as …

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  • ID

Jersey Overseas Aid Commission

JE-OAC

The Jersey Overseas Aid Commission is responsible for distributing international development funds from Jersey. But they are not responsible for registration of NGOs. No database for organisation identifiers has been found. "Jersey has been funding international aid and development since 1968, but the current ‘Jersey Overseas Aid Commission’ was established …

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  • JE

Registrar of Societies

KE-RSO

The Registrar of Societies is held under the Office of the Attorney General and Department of Justice. Interest groups in Kenya apply to the Registrar of Societies for both registration and exemption from registration of being a 'society'. But there is no indication that societies have legal/corporate foundation. There is …

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  • KE

The Council for Non Governmental Organisations in Malawi

MW-CNM

The Council for NGOs in Malawi provides a range of support services and advocacy initiatives to NGOs working in Malawi. They do not appear to have the responsibility of registering organisations or maintaining a database with information. "Objectives: 1. To represent the collective interests of NGOs in Malawi. 2. To …

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  • MW

Malawi Revenue Authority

MW-MRA

The Malawi Revenue Authority is responsible for processing tax payments and investigating cases of tax evasion in Malawi. They do not appear to be responsible for the registration of companies or maintaining a database of organisations. Company registration in Malawi is done through the Department of Registrar General, under the …

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  • MW

SA Revenue Service Tax Exemption Unit

ZA-PBO

Non-profit organisations (NPOs) can apply for Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) status from the South Africa Revenue Service in order to become tax exempt. However, not all NPOs will be awarded this status, therefore the ZA-PBO should not be referred to as the Primary list of unique identifiers for NPOs in …

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  • ZA

Bogota Chamber of Commerce

CO-CCB

Each region of Colombia has a Chamber of Commerce to which all corporate entities must register. Bogota Chamber of Commerce (CCB) is responsible for Bogota. Users should refer to CO-RUE for unique identifiers for Colombia. CO-CCB has ben deprecated in favour of CO-RUE. "We are a private, non-for-profit organization whose …

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  • CO

Guatemala Tax Identification Number

GT-NIT

The Número de Identificación Tributaria (NIT) is a number assigned by the Superintendencia de Administración Tributaria in Guatemala to every tax payer, including both companies, and individuals. Companies must register with the Commercial Registry (Registro Mercantil) online at https://minegocio.gt/ to be incorporated and assigned an NIT number.

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  • GT

Indonesia - NGOs registered at Provinicial Level

ID-PRO

Registration for NGO in Indonesia can be done at the provincial level. Because there is regional autonomy, each provincial has different requirements. This list was in the original IATI list, but current research has not been able to identify any publicly accessible registries nor lists of unique identifiers. A search …

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  • ID

Lesotho Council of Non Governmental Organisations

LS-LCN

The Lesotho Council of NGOs provides a range of support services and advocacy to civil society organisations in Lesotho. They do not appear to have the responsibility of either registering NGOs or maintaining a database of identifiers. "The Lesotho Council of Non-Governmental Organisations (LCN) is an umbrella organizations for NGOs …

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  • LS

Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy

PK-PCP

The Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy provides certification for NGOs working in Pakistan. Registration with the PCP is not obligatory for working in Pakistan and therefore not all NGOs will be recorded on the 'PCP Certified CSO List'. However, this list can be searched online. All NGOs are required to register …

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  • PK

Slovakia Ministry Of Interior Trade Register

SK-ZRSR

The Ministry of Interior Trade Register does have a database of companies, but users should refer to the Ministry of Justice Business Register in SK-ORSR for the unique identifier list for Slovakia. The Ministry of Justice has been shown to be the organisation responsible for company registration, and thus SK-ZRSR …

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  • SK

Register of Schools (England and Wales)

GB-EDU

Schools and Colleges in England must be registered with the Department of Education.[1] The Register of Schools is maintained by the Department of Education and provides a URN for each school, university and other educational establishment in England. The full Register of Schools in England is available at https://get-information-schools.service.gov.uk/Downloads. **The …

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  • GB

    Sectors

  • education

Ministry of Science and Technology

VN-MOST

The Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST, Vietnamese: Bộ Khoa học và Công nghệ) is a government ministry in Vietnam responsible for state administration of science and technology activities; development of science and technology potentials; intellectual property; standards, metrology and quality control; atomic energy, radiation and nuclear safety. The Registration …

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  • VN

    Sectors

  • research

Research Organization Registry

XI-ROR

The Research Organization Registry (ROR) is a community-led project to develop an open, sustainable, usable, and unique identifier for every research organization in the world. The definition ROR use for a "research organization" is "any organization that conducts, produces, manages, or touches research". The list is seeded from GRID, but …

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  • XI

    Sectors

  • research
  • education