Sanctions Search API
API Request

API Request

Each API request must contain authentication in the form of an apiKey request parameter or header, and the list of cases to be searched.

You can optionally specify which sanction lists to search against with the sources parameter, and filter your result set by type with the type parameter.


Required Content Type Header
A Content-Type header of application/json is required. Learn more about Conent-Type Headers (opens in a new tab).

Request Object


apiKey string REQUIRED
Your unique API key.
Note This may also be passed via apiKey header.

sources string array
Specifies which sanction lists to search. Passed in the form of an array of sanction list ID codes.
See Data Sources for a listing of all sanction lists and their ID codes.
Example: a value of ["SDN", "EU"] searches against the OFAC SDN and EU Financial Sanctions lists.

cases array of case objects
The case or cases to search for within the sanction datasets. Note Maximum of 500 cases for batch requests.

Case Object string REQUIRED
Full name of the entity being searched. string RECOMMENDED
A unique ID used to map results back to this case in the API response. This is especially useful for batch requests.

  • If provided, the id field is copied to the result, allowing the result to be mapped back to the case it is related to.

  • If id is not provided, mapping must be done using the name field, which may be problematic if a case name contains an unsupported character that has been formatted by the API.

case.cryptoId string
Crypto wallet ID

case.address Address
Note address is a strong field, meaning a match may be returned based only on it.

Address Object

address.address1 string
address.address2 string string
address.stateOrProvince string
address.postalCode string string

identification array of Identification objects
An Identification can represent any form of ID. For example - passport, tax ID (TIN), drivers license, social credit ID, military ID, etc.
Note Identification items are searched based on idNumber and country, while type is provided for additional context. Therefore a sanction match may be returned with a matching idNumber but different a type value.

Identification Object

idNumber string
type string
country string

Request JSON
    "apiKey": "your-api-key",
    "sources": [
      "SDN", "NONSDN", "UK"
    "types": [
      "person", "organization", "vessel", "aircraft"
    "cases": [
            "id": "string",
            "name": "string",
            "idNumber": "string",
            "cryptoId": "string",
            "address": {
                "address1": "string",
                "address2": "string",
                "city": "stringgo",
                "stateOrProvince": "string",
                "postalCode": "string",
                "country": "string"