OpenSanctions Default

This distribution includes the data collected by OpenSanctions that meets quality standards and would be useful in a screening system or for investigative use.

This list can be used as the broadest available OpenSanctions dataset. It includes any entity that should receive enhanced public scrutiny - either because they appear on a sanctions list, in a criminal context or as a political office holder.

Be advised that the data in this collection originates from a variety of sources and therefore varies in terms of detail and precision. For example, many listings of political office holders do not include their exact birth dates or full given names.

Data overview

Entity types:
Legal entities24,182
Cryptocurrency wallets11,039
Bank accounts21
262 countries · Show overview...
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Bulk download

Downloads contain the full set of entities contained in this dataset. You can fetch a simplified tabular form, or detailed, structured data in JSON format. Updated files will be provided once a day at the same location.

File nameExport typeSize
entities.ftm.jsonFollowTheMoney entities1.26 GB
names.txtTarget names text file97.46 MB
senzing.jsonSenzing entity format1,007.63 MB
statements.csvStatement-based granular CSV4.62 GB
statistics.jsonDataset statistics29.45 KB
targets.nested.jsonTargets as nested JSON1.46 GB
targets.simple.csvTargets as simplified CSV214.98 MB

Help: Using the data · format reference · identifier use · commercial licensing

Using the API

You can query the data in this dataset via the application programming interface (API) endpoints below. Please read the introduction for documentation and terms of service.

Use the Reconciliation API in OpenRefine:
For full-text search, use the /search endpoint:
For entity matching, use the /match endpoint:

Data sources132

OpenSanctions Default is a collection dataset which bundles together entities from the following sources:

ACF List of bribetakers and warmongersRussia7,943
African Development Bank Debarred EntitiesGlobal907
Argentina Members of ParliamentArgentina258
Argentina RePET SanctionsArgentina724
Asian Development Bank SanctionsGlobal1,779
Australian Sanctions Consolidated ListAustralia3,938
Azerbaijan Domestic ListAzerbaijan325
Belgian Financial SanctionsBelgium5,949
Brazil BCB Register of persons disqualified from senior rolesBrazil496
Brazil Entities Prohibited from Offering Auditing ServicesBrazil2
Brazil Politically Exposed PersonsBrazil135,018
Brazil's TCU list of Debarred BiddersBrazil144
Brazil's TCU list of individuals disqualified from public serviceBrazil539
Bulgarian Persons of InterestBulgaria574
Canada Named Research Organizations listCanada252
Canadian Listed Terrorist EntitiesCanada77
Canadian Special Economic Measures Act SanctionsCanada4,051
Cayman Islands Members of ParliamentCayman Islands62
Cayman Islands senior judicial officersCayman Islands20
CIA World Factbook heads of state and governmentUnited States1,211
CIA World LeadersUnited States11,121
Colombia Joining the Dots PEPsColombia188
Colombian Administrative Department of Public Service PEP DeclarationsColombia9,934
Cyprus Companies and Corporate OfficersCyprus1,253
Czechia business registerCzech Republic1,415
DPRK ReportsUnited Kingdom4,596
Dutch National Sanctionlist TerrorismNetherlands130
EBRD Ineligible entitiesGlobal21
Entities sanctioned under EU Council Regulation 2023/2878European Union594
Estonia e-Business Register (E-äriregister)Estonia195
Estonia Members of the RiigikoguEstonia102
EU Consolidated Travel BansEuropean Union3,784
EU Early Detection and Exclusion System (EDES)European Union4
EU Financial Sanctions Files (FSF)European Union5,685
EU Prominent Public FunctionsEuropean Union1,392
EU Sanctions MapEuropean Union97
Europe's most wanted fugitivesEuropean Union57
Every Politician59,129
FBI Most WantedUnited States411
FBK Recommended List of Individuals for Sanctioning (Navalny 35)Russia33
Forbes 2021 List of Russian BillionairesRussia101
Freezing Assets of Corrupt Foreign Officials ActCanada24
French Freezing of AssetsFrance5,941
Hong Kong Principal OfficialsHong Kong SAR China52
ICIJ Offshore Leaks Database2,925
Indian Ministry of Home Affairs Banned OrganizationsIndia127
Indonesia 2018 Regional Head Election ResultsIndonesia652
Inter-American Development Bank SanctionsGlobal1,981
INTERPOL Red Notices6,798
Israel Terrorists Organizations and Unauthorized Associations listsIsrael843
Japan Economic sanctions and list of eligible peopleJapan3,402
Kazakh Terrorist and Terror Financing listsKazakhstan2,601
Kyrgyz National ListKyrgyzstan1,177
Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) Reference Data11,367
Liechtenstein Posted Workers Act (EntsG) SanctionsLiechtenstein519
Lithuania Members of the SeimasLithuania141
Lithuanian FIU International SanctionsLithuania31
LSEG PermID Open Data2,255
Malaysian MOHA Sanctions ListMalaysia124
Members of German Legislatures from AbgeordnetenWatchGermany2,647
Members of the European Commitee of the RegionsEuropean Union611
Members of the European ParliamentEuropean Union921
Members of the Hong Kong Legislative CouncilHong Kong SAR China189
Members of the National Assembly of VenezuelaVenezuela274
Members of the Parliament of CubaCuba471
Members of the United States CongressUnited States1,255
Mexico's governorsMexico91
Mexico's senatorsMexico128
Moldovan ban list of economic operatorsMoldova94
Moldovan sanctions for terrorism and proliferation of WMDMoldova779
NCA Most WantedUnited Kingdom22
Netherlands Police Nationale Opsporingslijst (Wanted)Netherlands18
New Zealand Russia SanctionsNew Zealand1,592
Nigeria Joining the Dots PEPs and PEP RelativesNigeria4,403
Nigeria Sanctions ListNigeria19
Nigerian Politically Exposed Persons data by ChipperNigeria42,766
Norges Bank Investment Management observation and exclusion of companiesNorway188
North Macedonia elected and appointed officialsNorth Macedonia9,507
OHCHR List of companies linked to illegal settlement in the West BankGlobal97
OpenFIGI Securities Information1,807
PEPs from Chile interest and asset declarationsChile6,707
Plural Legislators (formerly OpenStates)United States11,521
Polish list of persons and entities subject to sanctionsPoland507
Polish sanctions countering money laundering and terror financingPoland486
Qatar Unified Record of Persons and Entities on Sanction ListQatar711
ransomwhe.re ransomware addresses10,452
Register of Enterprises of the Republic of Latvia (Uzņēmumu reģistrs)Latvia80
RISE Moldova People of interestMoldova1,045
RuPEP Public Database of PEPs in Russia and BelarusRussia86,258
Russian National Settlement Depository (NSD, ISIN Assignment)Russia25,201
Russian Oligarch Database169
Russian PMC Wagner mercenaries (Myrotvorets list)Russia3,993
Russian Unified State Register of Legal Entities (EGRUL)Russia157,767
Singapore Targeted Financial SanctionsSingapore46
Slovenia Business RestrictionsSlovenia5,764
South Africa Wanted PersonsSouth Africa516
South African Targeted Financial SanctionsSouth Africa880
State Register of legal entities in the Republic of MoldovaMoldova22
Swiss FINMA Final RulingsSwitzerland29
Swiss FINMA Warning ListSwitzerland1,504
Swiss SECO Sanctions/EmbargoesSwitzerland7,703
UK Companies House Disqualified DirectorsUnited Kingdom3,012
UK Companies House People with Significant ControlUnited Kingdom56
UK HMT/OFSI Consolidated List of TargetsUnited Kingdom5,741
UK HMT/OFSI Investment BansUnited Kingdom12
UK Proscribed Terrorist Groups or OrganizationsUnited Kingdom91
Ukraine Consolidated State RegistryUkraine2,251
Ukraine NABC Sanctions TrackerUkraine39,381
Ukraine National Security SanctionsUkraine16,483
Ukraine SFMS BlacklistUkraine862
UN Security Council Consolidated Sanctions1,227
United Arab Emirates Local Terrorist ListUnited Arab Emirates293
Uruguayan Politically Exposed Persons (PEP)Uruguay6,814
US Anti-Kleptocracy and Human Rights Visa RestrictionsUnited States528
US BIS Denied Persons ListUnited States968
US Directorate of Defense Trade Controls AECA DebarmentsUnited States751
US Directorate of Defense Trade Controls Penalties & Oversight AgreementsUnited States67
US NTEEA Section 353 Corrupt and Undemocratic Actors ReportUnited States153
US OCC Enforcement ActionsUnited States5,661
US OFAC Consolidated (non-SDN) ListUnited States1,176
US OFAC Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) ListUnited States26,984
US Public Alert: Unregistered Soliciting Entities (PAUSE)United States1,577
US SAM Procurement ExclusionsUnited States95,744
US State Department Cuba SanctionsUnited States563
US State Department Senior OfficialsUnited States593
US Trade Consolidated Screening List (CSL)United States22,281
US Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) Entity ListUnited States39
Wikidata Entities of Interest133
Wikidata Politically Exposed Persons175,841
WorldBank Debarred Providers2,038