Create a legal entity

post /legalEntities

Creates a legal entity.

This resource contains information about the user that will be onboarded in your platform. Adyen uses this information to perform verification checks as required by payment industry regulations. Adyen informs you of the verification results through webhooks or API responses.

Endpoint destination URL

https://kyc-test.adyen.com/lem/v2/legalEntities
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Request parameters

entityAssociations [LegalEntityAssociation] array

List of legal entities associated with the current legal entity. For example, ultimate beneficial owners associated with an organization through ownership or control, or as signatories.

individual

Information about the individual. Required if type is individual.

organization

Information about the organization. Required if type is organization.

reference string
Max length: 150

Your reference for the legal entity, maximum 150 characters.

soleProprietorship

Information about the sole proprietorship. Required if type is soleProprietorship.

type string Required

The type of legal entity.

Possible values: individual, organization, or soleProprietorship.

Response parameters

After submitting a call, you receive a response message to inform you that your request was received and processed.

Depending on the HTTP status code of the response message, it is helpful to build some logic to handle any errors that a request or the system may return.

HTTP Responses

  • 200 - OK

    The request has succeeded.

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  • 400 - Bad Request

    A problem reading or understanding the request.

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  • 401 - Unauthorized

    Authentication required.

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  • 403 - Forbidden

    Insufficient permissions to process the request.

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  • 422 - Unprocessable Entity

    A request validation error.

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  • 500 - Internal Server Error

    The server could not process the request.

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