Programmatic data use via the API

You can search our database using the API, or conduct batch entity matching to see if any people or companies are listed on a sanctions or PEPs list.

The OpenSanctions API is an open source search appliance built to let users search and cross-reference sanctions, criminals and PEPs data.

Important notice: If you want to use the API as part of an application your are building, you should either operate the service locally, or contact us to discuss a service agreement.

Running the API on your own premises will guarantee privacy and security, while ensuring your independence from OpenSanctions as a service provider.


In its current iteration, the API includes the following endpoints:

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