Organisation Registration Agency

The values from this codelist are used to identify the particular list that an organisation identifier was drawn from. The codelist provides a list of known identifier lists, including national company registers, NGO lists and international and multilateral lists - along with links to sources where specific organisation numbers and identifiers can be looked up.

As of 17 July 2017 the Organisation Registration Agency codelist (now organisation identifier list) is maintained centrally by Open data publishers can now locate organisation identifiers using this website. IATI replicates the list directly from with the exception of the XI-IATI codelist. IATI still maintains the XI-IATI organisation identifier list, which is used when there are no other available lists that might be used to provide a stable organisation identifier.

If an organisation identifier list that you wish to use cannot be found in, you can submit a direct request on Github ( or email

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Code Name Description Category URL Public Database?
AF-CBR Afghanistan Central Business Registry Website not yet searchable AF False
AF-MOE Ministry of Economy   AF True
AR-CENOC The National Centre of Community Organisations (CENOC) The National Centre of Community Organisations oversees and manages the accreditation and categorization of Civil Society Organizations in Argentian. AF True
AU-ABN Australian Business Register   AU True
AU-ACNC Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission   AU True
BD-NAB Bangladesh NGO Affairs Bureau   BD True
BE-BCE_KBO Banque Carrefour des entreprises / Kruispuntbank van ondernemingen   BE True
BE-GTCF Au Greffe du Tribunal de Commerce Francophone de Bruxelles The Registry of the Francophone Brussels Commercial Court BE False
BW-CIPA The Companies and Intellectual Property Authority (CIPA) The Companies and Intellectual Property Authority (CIPA) of the Ministry of Trade and Industry in Botswana is mandated to register businesses and protect intellectual property rights through the administration of four pieces of legislation. BW True
CA-CRA_ACR Canadian Revenue Agency / Agence du revenu du Canada CRA_ACR is legal requirement for bilingual use CA True
CH-FDJP Commercial Registry, Federal Office of Justice, Switzerland 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. CH True
CN-SAIC State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) The database is only available in Chinese language CN True
CO-CCB Bogota Chamber of Commerce The Bogota Chamber of Commerce is a private, non-for-profit organization whose goal is to foster a sustainable Bogota-Region in the long term, by promoting its residents’ prosperity, through services which enhance and strengthen the enterprise capabilities present in the region, and which improve the business environment with an impact over public policies. CO False
CZ-ICO Access to Registers of Economic Subjects / Entities (ARES) Public registers comprising: the Commercial Register, the Federal Register, the Register of Foundations, the Register’s Institute, and the Register of Public Service Companies. Information on companies is searchable in English and is free-of-charge. CZ True
DK-CVR Danish Central Business Register 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. DK True
EE-RIK Centre of Registers and Information Systems (RIK) You can view the data related to you free-of-charge by logging in with your ID-card. EE True
EG-MOSS Ministry of Social Solidarity and Justice The Ministry of Social Solidarity and Justice is the main registration body for associations and foundations in Egypt. EG False
ES-DIR3 Common Directory of Organizational Units and Offices - DIR3 EXCEL Tables: ES True
ET-MFA Ministry of Foreign Affairs Charities are registered but no openly searchable database yet available. ET False
ET-MOT Ministry of Trade (MOT) The Ministry of Trade is the official ministry to register a business in Ethiopia. ET False
FI-PRO Finnish Patent and Registration office   FI True
FR-INSEE The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies / Institute National de la Statistique et des etudes economiques The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies provide a registration service for companies and associations with details being held on the SIRENE database FR False
FR-RCS Registre de Commerce et des Societies /Trade and Companies Register - Commercial Court Registry   FR True
GB-CHC Charity Commission   GB True
GB-COH Companies House   GB True
GB-EDU Edubase, by the Department of Education Edubase is provided by the Department of Education and provides a URN for each school, university and other educational establishment in England and Wales GB True
GB-GOR UK Government Organisation Register The Government Organisation Register is an authoritative source of government organisations who have a presence on GOV.UK. This register includes ministerial departments and executive agencies but does not include classifications (e.g. arms length bodies) or any form of organisational hierarchy. GB True
GB-GOV UK Government Departments Reference Numbers Codes for use by IATI for UK Government Departments. GB True
GB-GOVUK UK Government Departments, Agencies & Public Bodies Use the final segment of the url (below /organisations) as the “registration number”, converting all “-” to “_”. Keep “registration number” portion all lowercase. GB True
GB-NIC The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland   GB True
GB-REV HM Revenue and Customs   GB False
GB-SC Scottish Charity Register   GB True
GB-UKPRN UK Register of Learning Providers   GB True
GG-RCE The Guernsey Registry at the Department of Commerce and Employment   GG True
GH-DSW Department of Social Welfare   GH   False
HK-CR Hong Kong Companies Registry Hong Kong Companies Registry registers local and non-Hong Kong companies and statutory returns, de-registers defunct solvent companies and provides the public with services and facilities for inspecting and obtaining company information kept by the Registry. HK True
ID-KDN Ministry Home affairs/ Kementerian Dalam Negeri NGO registration can also be done through Ministry Home affairs/ Kementerian Dalam Negeri ID True
ID-KHH Ministry of Justice & Human Rights/ Kementerian Hukum Dan Hak Company registration is done through Ministry of Justice & Human Rights/ Kementerian Hukum Dan Hak ID False
ID-KLN Ministry of Foreign affairs/ Kementerian Luar Negeri International NGO registration is done through Ministry of Foreign affairs/ Kementerian Luar Negeri ID False
ID-PRO NGOs registered at Provinicial Level Registration for NGO in Indonesia can be done at the provincial level. Because there is regional autonomy, each provincial has different requirements. Website is just one example ID False
IE-CHY Irish Register of Charities   IE   False
IE-CRO Irish CompaniesRegistration Office   IE True
IM-CR Isle of Man Companies Registry   IM True
IM-GR Isle of Man Index of Registered Charities   IM True
IN-MCA Government of India, Minstry of Corporate Affairs MCA regulates corporate affairs in India through the Companies Act, 1956, 2013 and other allied Acts, Bills and Rules. IN True
IN-MHA Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India Government of India Ministry of Home Affairs Foreigners Division provides registration under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA). IN True
JE-CR Jersey Companies Registry   JE True
JE-OAC Jersey Overseas Aid Commission   JE False
KE-NCB NGO’s Coordination Board   KE True
KE-RCO Registar of Companies   KE False
KE-RSO Registrar of Societies   KE False
LB-MOI Ministry of Interior The Ministry of Interior is the main registration body in Lebanon. All NGOs are required to register with the Ministry of Interior. LB False
LS-LCN Lesotho Council of Non Governmental Organisations   LS False
LV-RE Register of Enterprises of the Republic of Latvia Free of charge information includes type of legal entity; registered office; new or current name or trade name and previously registered or historical name or trade name; registration number; Single Euro Payment Area beneficiary identification code (if allocated); registration date; date of deletion of the legal entity from the register (or the date of reorganisation if the reason for the deletion is a reorganisation); deadline for registration of religious organisations that are subject to re-registration. LV True
ML-CCIM Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie du Mali (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. ML False
ML-NIF Numero d’Identification Fiscale Malian organisations use Numero-d-Identification-Fiscale (NIF) to identify taxpayers and facilitate the administration of the Malian tax affairs. ML False
MM-MHA Ministry of Home Affairs - Central Committee for the Registration and Supervision of Organisations The MHA assigns a registration number to each NGO - this number is time limited, for example 4 years, after which the registration is reviewed. MM No url for the ministry (as at 2/10/2013) False
MW-CNM The Council for Non Governmental Organisations in Malawi   MW False
MW-MRA Malawi Revenue Authority   MW False
MW-NBM NGO Board of Malawi There is a pdf file with a list of registered NGOs, but these do not appear to be registration numbers. New database is planned MW False
MW-RG Registrar General, Department of Justice   MW   False
MZ-MOJ Mozambique Ministry of Justice   MZ   False
NG-CAC Nigerian Corporate Affairs Commission   NG True
NL-KVK Kamer van Koophandel   NL True
NO-BRC Brønnøysundregistrene   NO True
NP-CRO Company Registrar Office   NP True
NP-SWC NGO registration   NP True
PH-SEC Securities and Exchange Commission Philippines The Securities and Exchange Commission in the Philippines provides licenses so that corporations, partnerships or associations can transact business in the Philippines. PH True
PK-PCP Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy The PCP Certification Programme seeks to bring transparency, accountability and good governance in the nonprofit sector in Pakistan. The first initiative of its kind in South Asia; it involves the evaluation of a nonprofit organisation on standardised parameters of internal governance, financial management and programme delivery. PK True
PK-VSWA Pakistan Voluntary Social Welfare Agency All NGOs are required to register with their local Voluntary Social Welfare department PK No Website available False
PL-REGON National Official Business Register Every business entry in Poland is assigned an ID in 3 different registries: business, court, and tax. This is the business register. PL, True
PL-NIP Tax Identification Number Every business entry in Poland is assigned an ID in 3 different registries: business, court, and tax. This is the tax register. PL, True
PL-KRS The National Court Register Every business entry in Poland is assigned an ID in 3 different registries: business, court, and tax. This is the court register. PL True
PS-MOI Ministry of Interior (MOI) It’s the official body to register Non-governmental organization in Palestine. PS True
RS-APR Serbian Business Registrations Agency (APR) The SBRA runs business registers as single, centralized, public electronic databases. RS True
SE-BLV Bolagsverket / Swedish Companies Registration Office   SE True
SE-KK Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency (Kammarkollegiet) A Swedish administrative authority under the Ministry of Finance, which is responsible for the registration of religious communities and organisational units of religious communities. SE False
SG-ACRA Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) The Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) is the national regulator of business entities, public accountants and corporate service providers in Singapore SG True
SK-ZRSR Slovakia Ministry Of Interior Trade Register Most organisations (including NGOs) have to be registered with the Ministry of Interior for the Trade Register Of The Slovak Republic (Živnostensky Register Slovenskej Republiky) and are allocated a unique registration number SK True
SS-RRC South Sudan Relief and Rehabilitation Commission 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 Sudan. SS False
TZ-BRLA Tanzania Business Registrations and Licensing Agency   TZ True
UA-EDR United State Register, Ukraine   UA True
UG-NGB NGO Board, Ministry of Internal Affairs   UG False
UG-RSB Registration Services Bureau   UG True
US-DOS Corporation registration is the responsibility of each state (see link)   US False
US-EIN Internal Revenue Service / Employer Identification Number   US,,id=98350,00.html False
US-USAGOV Index of U.S. Government Departments and Agencies Use the final segment of the url (below /federal and excluding the extension) as the “registration number”, converting all “-” to “_”. Keep “registration number” portion all lowercase. US True
XI-IATI International Aid Transparency Initiative Organisation Identifier 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. XI True
XI-PB Public Bodies Public Bodies aims to provide a unique ID for every part of every government. XI True
XM-DAC OECD Development Assistance Committee See Donor, Agency, and Delivery Channel codes XM True
XM-OCHA United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs OCHA is the part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. XM True
ZA-CIP Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC)   ZA True
ZA-NPO Association for Non-Profit Organisations   ZA True
ZA-PBO SA Revenue Service Tax Exemption Unit / Public Benefit Organisations   ZA False
ZM-NRB Non Governmental Organisation Registration Board   ZM   False
ZM-PCR Patents and Companies Registration Agency   ZM False
ZW-PVO Private Voluntary Organisations Council   ZW   False
ZW-ROD Registrar of Deeds   ZW   False

Last updated on 2018-02-19