The Regulatory Oversight Committee (ROC) of the Global Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) system has published a consultation paper on including data on branches into the Global LEI System (GLEIS). The ROC proposes a policy standard for the GLEIS that would allow LEIs to be issued to branches where the following conditions are satisfied: (i) the branch is an international branch; (ii) the branch is registered in a publicly accessible local business registry or local regulatory register in its host country; and (iii) the head office (or headquarters) of the branch already has an LEI. This would mean that the LEI of the headquarter entity could always be associated with the LEI of the international branch in the GLEIS. Comments are invited by 16 November 2015.