Securities and related financial instruments -- International securities identification numbering system (ISIN)

ISO 6166:2013 provides a uniform structure for the identification of fungible and non-fungible securities and financial instruments using a unique identification number and associated minimum descriptive data.

Valeurs mobilières et autres instruments financiers concernés -- Système international de numérotation pour l'identification des valeurs mobilières (ISIN)

Vrednostni papirji in sorodni finančni instrumenti - Mednarodni sistem številčenja za identifikacijo vrednostnih papirjev

Ta mednarodni standard zagotavlja enotno strukturo za identifikacijo zamenljivih in nezamenljivih vrednostnih papirjev ter finančnih instrumentov (glej dodatek A) z uporabo enotne identifikacijske številke in povezanih minimalnih opisnih podatkov (glej dodatek B).

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9599 - Withdrawal of International Standard
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INTERNATIONAL ISO
STANDARD 6166
Seventh edition
2013-07-15
Securities and related financial
instruments — International
securities identification numbering
system (ISIN)
Valeurs mobilières et autres instruments financiers concernés —
Système international de numérotation pour l’identification des
valeurs mobilières (ISIN)
Reference number
ISO 6166:2013(E)
ISO 2013
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ISO 6166:2013(E)
COPYRIGHT PROTECTED DOCUMENT
© ISO 2013

All rights reserved. Unless otherwise specified, no part of this publication may be reproduced or utilized otherwise in any form

or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, or posting on the internet or an intranet, without prior

written permission. Permission can be requested from either ISO at the address below or ISO’s member body in the country of

the requester.
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Fax + 41 22 749 09 47
E-mail copyright@iso.org
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Published in Switzerland
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ISO 6166:2013(E)
Contents Page

Foreword ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................iv

Introduction ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................v

1 Scope ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 1

2 Normative references ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 1

3 Terms and definitions ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 1

4 Principles ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 2

4.1 Constituents............................................................................................................................................................................................... 2

4.2 Financial instruments for which the ISIN is allocated .......................................................................................... 2

5 Registration Authority (RA) ...................................................................................................................................................................... 2

5.1 Name and contact details of the RA ...................................................................................................................................... 2

5.2 Service provision ................................................................................................................................................................................... 2

6 ISIN allocation ......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 3

6.1 General ........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 3

6.2 Existing ISINs and existing securities without ISINs ............................................................................................. 3

Annex A (normative) ISIN allocation .................................................................................................................................................................... 4

Annex B (normative) Minimum descriptive elements for each category/issue type ........................................6

Annex C (normative) Formula for computing the modulus 10 “double-add-double” check digit ........7

Annex D (normative) Basic information and minimum descriptive data elements ..........................................9

Annex E (informative) Examples............................................................................................................................................................................10

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ISO 6166:2013(E)
Foreword

ISO (the International Organization for Standardization) is a worldwide federation of national standards

bodies (ISO member bodies). The work of preparing International Standards is normally carried out

through ISO technical committees. Each member body interested in a subject for which a technical

committee has been established has the right to be represented on that committee. International

organizations, governmental and non-governmental, in liaison with ISO, also take part in the work.

ISO collaborates closely with the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) on all matters of

electrotechnical standardization.

The procedures used to develop this document and those intended for its further maintenance are

described in the ISO/IEC Directives, Part 1. In particular the different approval criteria needed for the

different types of ISO documents should be noted. This document was drafted in accordance with the

editorial rules of the ISO/IEC Directives, Part 2. www.iso.org/directives

Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of

patent rights. ISO shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights. Details of any

patent rights identified during the development of the document will be in the Introduction and/or on

the ISO list of patent declarations received. www.iso.org/patents

Any trade name used in this document is information given for the convenience of users and does not

constitute an endorsement.

The committee responsible for this document is ISO/TC 68, Financial services, Subcommittee SC 4,

Securities and related financial instruments.

This seventh edition cancels and replaces the sixth edition (ISO 6166:2001), which has been extended to

cover necessary technical changes, the Registration Authority function as well as the usage of the ISIN record.

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ISO 6166:2013(E)
Introduction

With the rapid expansion of the international securities business, there is a need for a universally

applicable international securities identification number (ISIN).

No worldwide numbering system existed at the time of the publication of the first edition of this

International Standard. Countries with a developed securities business identified issues of securities by

means of code numbers, which are without any significance outside the country concerned. Securities of

the same issue are identified by means of different numbers in the country where they are physically held

and/or booked. As a result, the national numbers may not be applicable in cross-border transactions.

Because of its strong rationalization effect, an internationally applicable numbering system substantially

facilitates and supports international securities business. Such a system is provided by this International

Standard. Since the publication of the first edition of this International Standard, the Registration

Authority (RA) relies on the work of national numbering agencies (NNAs) which play an integral role in

this rationalization effort and in the implementation of this International Standard.

In preparing this International Standard, care has been taken to conserve the national systems to the

maximum possible extent, not only because of the good routine and valuable experience collected in

this field but also to facilitate the adoption of the worldwide system. Moreover, it is aimed at creating a

system which is easy to apply internationally and at establishing an information network which ensures

that the required information can be obtained worldwide immediately.
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INTERNATIONAL STANDARD ISO 6166:2013(E)
Securities and related financial instruments — International
securities identification numbering system (ISIN)
1 Scope

This International Standard provides a uniform structure for the identification of fungible and non-

fungible securities and financial instruments (see Annex A) using a unique identification number and

associated minimum descriptive data (see Annex B).
2 Normative references

The following documents, in whole or in part, are normatively referenced in this document and are

indispensable for its application. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For undated

references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.

ISO 3166 (all parts), Codes for the representation of names of countries and their subdivisions

ISO 4217, Codes for the representation of currencies and funds

ISO 10962, Securities and related financial instruments — Classification of financial instruments (CFI code)

3 Terms and definitions
For the purposes of this document, the following terms and definitions apply.
3.1
fungible
equivalent, substitutable, interchangeable, and not individualized

Note 1 to entry: A fungible financial instrument ranks pari passu in all respects with a different version of the

same financial instrument and can be exchanged into the other version and vice versa at any time.

3.2
ISIN
international securities identification number

alphanumeric code which uniquely identifies a specific security or other financial instrument

3.3
ISIN record

record which uniquely identifies a specific security or other financial instrument and consists of the

ISIN and the minimum descriptive data elements
Note 1 to entry: For the minimum descriptive data elements, see Annex B.
3.4
ISIN guidelines

internal document developed and maintained by the Registration Authority to promote a uniform

process for allocation, registration, and dissemination of the ISIN to the financial markets

3.5
negotiable

〈legal ownership of financial instrument〉 readily transferable from one counterparty to another by

delivery or endorsement
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ISO 6166:2013(E)
4 Principles
4.1 Constituents
The ISIN shall consist of the following:

a) a prefix using the alpha-2 country code specified in ISO 3166, a prefix “XS” as specified in Annex A,

or other prefixes (refer to the Registration Authority website for a complete list of ISIN prefixes);

b) the basic number, which is nine characters (alphanumeric) in length. Where the existing national

number consists of nine characters, this number may be used; where the existing national number

consists of fewer than nine characters, this also may be used, but zeros shall be inserted in front of

the national number. Where a national check digit exists, it shall be regarded as part of the basic

number within the nine characters;

c) a check digit, computed using the modulus 10 “double-add-double” formula as specified in Annex C.

4.2 Financial instruments for which the ISIN is allocated

At a minimum, the ISIN is allocated to financial instruments (see Annex A) identified in ISO 10962 with

the following principles.
a) Equities, debt instruments, entitlements, and structured products
The ISIN is allocated when the financial instrument is negotiable.
b) Derivatives

The ISIN is allocated to those instruments that are traded in their own right, regardless of whether

or not the underlying instrument may have been assigned an ISIN.
c) Referential instruments

The ISIN is allocated to these entities, which are not financial instruments, when they are underlying

or reference assets to financial instruments.
d) Others (combined instruments, other assets)

For the group “combined instruments”, the ISIN is allocated when they are traded. The group “other

assets (insurance policies, real estate deeds, etc.)” may be identified by an ISIN.

5 Registration Authority (RA)
5.1 Name and contact details of the RA

The name and contact details of the organization acting as RA for this International Standard can be

found at http://www.iso.org/iso/maintenance_agencies.htm#6166.

Requests for information and enquiries about this International Standard and its implementation may

be directed to the RA.
5.2 Service provision
The RA is responsible for the provis
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SIST ISO 6166:2019
INTERNATIONAL ISO
STANDARD 6166
Seventh edition
2013-07-15
Securities and related financial
instruments — International
securities identification numbering
system (ISIN)
Valeurs mobilières et autres instruments financiers concernés —
Système international de numérotation pour l’identification des
valeurs mobilières (ISIN)
Reference number
ISO 6166:2013(E)
ISO 2013
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SIST ISO 6166:2019
ISO 6166:2013(E)
COPYRIGHT PROTECTED DOCUMENT
© ISO 2013

All rights reserved. Unless otherwise specified, no part of this publication may be reproduced or utilized otherwise in any form

or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, or posting on the internet or an intranet, without prior

written permission. Permission can be requested from either ISO at the address below or ISO’s member body in the country of

the requester.
ISO copyright office
Case postale 56 • CH-1211 Geneva 20
Tel. + 41 22 749 01 11
Fax + 41 22 749 09 47
E-mail copyright@iso.org
Web www.iso.org
Published in Switzerland
ii © ISO 2013 – All rights reserved
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SIST ISO 6166:2019
ISO 6166:2013(E)
Contents Page

Foreword ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................iv

Introduction ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................v

1 Scope ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 1

2 Normative references ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 1

3 Terms and definitions ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 1

4 Principles ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 2

4.1 Constituents............................................................................................................................................................................................... 2

4.2 Financial instruments for which the ISIN is allocated .......................................................................................... 2

5 Registration Authority (RA) ...................................................................................................................................................................... 2

5.1 Name and contact details of the RA ...................................................................................................................................... 2

5.2 Service provision ................................................................................................................................................................................... 2

6 ISIN allocation ......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 3

6.1 General ........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 3

6.2 Existing ISINs and existing securities without ISINs ............................................................................................. 3

Annex A (normative) ISIN allocation .................................................................................................................................................................... 4

Annex B (normative) Minimum descriptive elements for each category/issue type ........................................6

Annex C (normative) Formula for computing the modulus 10 “double-add-double” check digit ........7

Annex D (normative) Basic information and minimum descriptive data elements ..........................................9

Annex E (informative) Examples............................................................................................................................................................................10

© ISO 2013 – All rights reserved iii
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SIST ISO 6166:2019
ISO 6166:2013(E)
Foreword

ISO (the International Organization for Standardization) is a worldwide federation of national standards

bodies (ISO member bodies). The work of preparing International Standards is normally carried out

through ISO technical committees. Each member body interested in a subject for which a technical

committee has been established has the right to be represented on that committee. International

organizations, governmental and non-governmental, in liaison with ISO, also take part in the work.

ISO collaborates closely with the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) on all matters of

electrotechnical standardization.

The procedures used to develop this document and those intended for its further maintenance are

described in the ISO/IEC Directives, Part 1. In particular the different approval criteria needed for the

different types of ISO documents should be noted. This document was drafted in accordance with the

editorial rules of the ISO/IEC Directives, Part 2. www.iso.org/directives

Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of

patent rights. ISO shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights. Details of any

patent rights identified during the development of the document will be in the Introduction and/or on

the ISO list of patent declarations received. www.iso.org/patents

Any trade name used in this document is information given for the convenience of users and does not

constitute an endorsement.

The committee responsible for this document is ISO/TC 68, Financial services, Subcommittee SC 4,

Securities and related financial instruments.

This seventh edition cancels and replaces the sixth edition (ISO 6166:2001), which has been extended to

cover necessary technical changes, the Registration Authority function as well as the usage of the ISIN record.

iv © ISO 2013 – All rights reserved
---------------------- Page: 6 ----------------------
SIST ISO 6166:2019
ISO 6166:2013(E)
Introduction

With the rapid expansion of the international securities business, there is a need for a universally

applicable international securities identification number (ISIN).

No worldwide numbering system existed at the time of the publication of the first edition of this

International Standard. Countries with a developed securities business identified issues of securities by

means of code numbers, which are without any significance outside the country concerned. Securities of

the same issue are identified by means of different numbers in the country where they are physically held

and/or booked. As a result, the national numbers may not be applicable in cross-border transactions.

Because of its strong rationalization effect, an internationally applicable numbering system substantially

facilitates and supports international securities business. Such a system is provided by this International

Standard. Since the publication of the first edition of this International Standard, the Registration

Authority (RA) relies on the work of national numbering agencies (NNAs) which play an integral role in

this rationalization effort and in the implementation of this International Standard.

In preparing this International Standard, care has been taken to conserve the national systems to the

maximum possible extent, not only because of the good routine and valuable experience collected in

this field but also to facilitate the adoption of the worldwide system. Moreover, it is aimed at creating a

system which is easy to apply internationally and at establishing an information network which ensures

that the required information can be obtained worldwide immediately.
© ISO 2013 – All rights reserved v
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SIST ISO 6166:2019
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SIST ISO 6166:2019
INTERNATIONAL STANDARD ISO 6166:2013(E)
Securities and related financial instruments — International
securities identification numbering system (ISIN)
1 Scope

This International Standard provides a uniform structure for the identification of fungible and non-

fungible securities and financial instruments (see Annex A) using a unique identification number and

associated minimum descriptive data (see Annex B).
2 Normative references

The following documents, in whole or in part, are normatively referenced in this document and are

indispensable for its application. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For undated

references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.

ISO 3166 (all parts), Codes for the representation of names of countries and their subdivisions

ISO 4217, Codes for the representation of currencies and funds

ISO 10962, Securities and related financial instruments — Classification of financial instruments (CFI code)

3 Terms and definitions
For the purposes of this document, the following terms and definitions apply.
3.1
fungible
equivalent, substitutable, interchangeable, and not individualized

Note 1 to entry: A fungible financial instrument ranks pari passu in all respects with a different version of the

same financial instrument and can be exchanged into the other version and vice versa at any time.

3.2
ISIN
international securities identification number

alphanumeric code which uniquely identifies a specific security or other financial instrument

3.3
ISIN record

record which uniquely identifies a specific security or other financial instrument and consists of the

ISIN and the minimum descriptive data elements
Note 1 to entry: For the minimum descriptive data elements, see Annex B.
3.4
ISIN guidelines

internal document developed and maintained by the Registration Authority to promote a uniform

process for allocation, registration, and dissemination of the ISIN to the financial markets

3.5
negotiable

〈legal ownership of financial instrument〉 readily transferable from one counterparty to another by

delivery or endorsement
© ISO 2013 – All rights reserved 1
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SIST ISO 6166:2019
ISO 6166:2013(E)
4 Principles
4.1 Constituents
The ISIN shall consist of the following:

a) a prefix using the alpha-2 country code specified in ISO 3166, a prefix “XS” as specified in Annex A,

or other prefixes (refer to the Registration Authority website for a complete list of ISIN prefixes);

b) the basic number, which is nine characters (alphanumeric) in length. Where the existing national

number consists of nine characters, this number may be used; where the existing national number

consists of fewer than nine characters, this also may be used, but zeros shall be inserted in front of

the national number. Where a national check digit exists, it shall be regarded as part of the basic

number within the nine characters;

c) a check digit, computed using the modulus 10 “double-add-double” formula as specified in Annex C.

4.2 Financial instruments for which the ISIN is allocated

At a minimum, the ISIN is allocated to financial instruments (see Annex A) identified in ISO 10962 with

the following principles.
a) Equities, debt instruments, entitlements, and structured products
The ISIN is allocated when the financial instrument is negotiable.
b) Derivatives

The ISIN is allocated to those instruments that are traded in their own right, regardless of whether

or not the underlying instrument may have been assigned an ISIN.
c) Referential instruments

The ISIN is allocated to these entities, which are not financial instruments, when they are underlying

or reference assets to financial instruments.
d) Others (combined instruments, other assets)
For the group “combined instruments”, the ISIN is allocate
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