We provide fast and reliable REST API for screening. You can search for persons, organizations, countries under sanctions, and PEPs (politically exposed persons).


You only need to get an authentication token to start. Just write email on [email protected] or use our contact form /contacts. Feel free to inform us about any additional requirements for your business purposes. We will definitely find the best solution for you.

DataSpike API documentation is also available in swagger format. To explore it click here.

Getting Started

You can leverage our REST API for your compliance and screening needs. It will let you search through personas, organizations, countries under sanctions, and PEPs. To get started you will need an authentication token which you can request via our Contact Form, or just send us an email on [email protected]. Feel free to let us know if there is anything missing from the documentation or if you have any additional questions or requirements you will need to fulfill.


Every request must contains authentication token in header ds-api-token. Curl example below. Please replace ‹your token› .

API Endpoints

Base API URL https://api.dataspike.io/ only https is used. Request and response consists from some JSON object, see description for corresponding endpoint.

Person search

GET /api/v2/sealed/universal/search

Performs search person in sanctions and PEPs lists.

Sandbox API

For testing purposes please consider to use our Sandbox API endpoint https://sandboxapi.dataspike.io/ . It is designed to simulate production experience without affecting your real search history and credits.

The list of entities available for search via Sandbox API is presented below:

Name Tags
Angela Merkel PEP
José Beltrán Marquez Cruz PEP, Sanctions
Huseyn Mammadov Sanctions
Carlos Antonio Rivera Pereira PEP, Sanctions
Julian Garcia Salazar PEP, Sanctions
Manuel Antonio Reyes Flores Sanctions
Samir Azizov Sanctions
Jagdish Singh Sanctions
Lajos Varga Sanctions
Yusif Alakbarov Sanctions
Malik Rana Sanctions
Nazakat Ali Sanctions
Gurmit Singh Sanctions, Leaks
Yau Chi Ming Offshore, leaks
Peter William Hargreaves Offshore, leaks
Aldenham Investments Limited Offshore, leaks
Herry Wijaya Offshore, leaks
Jean-Michel Iratchet PEP
Ikedi Ohakim PEP
Liam Condon PEP, Offshore, leaks
Ethan Berkowitz PEP, Social


Request json fields:

Field Type Required Description
name string Part or full name of entity
category string Person or organization or universal(default)
country string or array Country name filter or country two-letter code(ISO 3166)
exact_birth_day string Allowed formats yyyy | yyyy-MM | yyyy-MM-dd, if not sure about the exact date consider to use range fields min_date_of_birth and max_date_of_birth
min_date_of_birth string Allowed formats yyyy | yyyy-MM | yyyy-MM-dd
max_date_of_birth string Allowed formats yyyy | yyyy-MM | yyyy-MM-dd
tags string or array Allowed tags Sanctions | Finance | Leaks | Media | PEP | Legal | Terrorism | Social
sources string or array More international information here Link names
page int Page number of response list. Default 0.
limit int Size of page. Default 20.

Request Example:


Field Type Required Description
data array[object] List of founded items
data.uuid string Unique item identifier
data.category string Item category
data.main_name string Main name for specific person. English transcription preferred.
data.fields array[object] List of known facts about specific person. See list of facts.
data.fields.title string Title of known fact. See list of facts.
data.fields.values array[object] List of values associated with that fact.
has_next boolean Equals true if you can get next page of founded items list.
is_demo boolean Equals true if you accessing without token

Request Example:

Fact list

Every founded item contains some list of associated facts.

Title Description Person Organization Country
Sanction lists Shows which sanction lists this item is on.
Summary Short description of item.
Alias The list of names under which the subject is also known.
Gender Person's gender.
Primary date of birth Person's primary date of birth.
Primary birth location Person's primary birth location.
Possible dates of birth Person's possible dates of birth.
Possible location of birth Person's possible location of birth.
Citizenship Person's citizenship.
Position Person's position.
Politician role Person's Politician role.
Represented in countries List of countries where organization is represented.
Locations List of known locations associated with a specific organization.
Urls List of known urls associated with a specific organization.
Emails List of known emails associated with a specific organization.
Phones List of known phones associated with a specific organization.

Error codes

We use standard HTTP codes

Status Description
200 - OK Successful requests.
400 - Bad Request Wrong request body.
402 - Payment Required Not enough money on billing account.
403 - Forbidden Authentication or additional permissions requires for this request.
500 - Internal Server Error Some error happened on server side.

Link names

Quick links to search

Request Description
DBpedia DBpedia is a project aiming to extract structured content from the information created in the Wikipedia project
Media, Media Crimes Any data received from news, blogs & etc
Interpol Red Notices Interpol Watch Lists
Interpol Yellow Notices Interpol Watch Lists
Wikidata Wikidata is a collaboratively edited multilingual knowledge graph hosted by the Wikimedia Foundation
Social Any data received from social networks (Linkedin, Meta)
Wikipedia Wikipedia is a multilingual open online encyclopedia written and maintained by a community of volunteers
PACER Public Access to Court Electronic Records
OFAC Office of Foreign Assets Control
UK HM Treasury The department of the Government of the United Kingdom responsible for developing and executing the government's public finance policy and economic policy
SECO State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO
DFAT Australian Government, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
OSFI Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation HM Treasury
RePET Registro Público de Personas y Entidades vinculadas a actos de Terrorismo y su FinanciamientoAfrican Development Bank
NZ Police Watchlist New Zealand Police Designated Terrorist Entities
BIS US Department of State Economic Sanctions Programs
Tracking terrorism Terrorist Research and Analysis Consortium
EU Sanctions Map EU Sanctions Map offering easily accessible information on all EU restrictive measures regimes currently in place
United Nations The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization whose purpose is to maintain international peace and security
EU Financial Sanctions Restrictive measures (sanctions) are an essential tool in the EU's common foreign and security policy (CFSP)
Panama Papers The Panama Papers are 11.5 million leaked documents that were published beginning on April 3, 2016
Paradise Papers The Paradise Papers are a set of over 13.4 million confidential electronic documents relating to offshore investments that were leaked to the German reporters Frederik Obermaier and Bastian Obermayer, from the newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung
Offshore Leaks Offshore Leaks is a report disclosing details of 130,000 offshore accounts in April 2013
Bahamas Leaks The Bahama Leaks are 1.3 million internal files from the company register of the Bahamas
Ari Registry Sanctions The e-Business register compiles the data of all legal entities registered in Estonia and provides access to both valid and historical information/td>
Ari Registry The e-Business register compiles the data of all legal entities registered in Estonia and provides access to both valid and historical information
US Trade CSL The Consolidated Screening List (CSL) is a list of parties for which the United States Government maintains restrictions on certain exports, reexports, or transfers of items
Ukraine NABC A list of suggested Russia
Ukraine NSDC This dataset is derived from the COTA system run by NSDC. The published sanctions list is based on press statements by the security council
Swiss SECO Switzerland manages a sanctions lists with a high degree of detail on the individuals that are subject to it`s embargoes
Belgian Financial Sanctions Belgium extends the European FSF sanctions list on the basis of a national terrorist list, issued by the National Security Council
French Freezing of Assets The register lists all persons, entities and vessels subject to asset freezing measures in force on French territory, pursuant to national, European and international (UN) provisions
Australian CSL The Consolidated List is a list of all persons and entities who are subject to targeted financial sanctions under Australian sanctions law
Japan Economic CSL Sanctions imposed by Japan under its Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Law
Kazakh Terror Financing List A simple list of sanctioned individuals and entities published by the Financial Monitoring Agency of Kazakhstan
Kyrgyz National List A simple list of sanctioned individuals and entities published by the Kyrgyz` State Financial Intelligence Service
Ukraine SFMS Ukraine`s financial intelligence unit publishes this list of sanctioned individuals
Israel Terrorists List Terrorist organizations and individuals as designated by the Israeli government
US BIS Denied Persons The Bureau of Industry and Security publishes this list of entities which are relevant with regards to export controls
South African CSL The South African FIC sanctions list, largely based on UN Security Council sanctions
Rosfinmonitoring List of organizations and individuals in relation to which there is information about their involvement in the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction
Canadian Terrorist Entities The Canadian governments own list of people and organizations associated with terrorism
Polish CSL Decisions by the Polish Interior Ministry regarding entities linked to the aggression in Ukraine
Singapore CSL Terrorists and terrorist entities designated by the Singapore government on top of the UN security council set of sanction
Canadian Economic Sanctions Sanctions imposed by Canada on specific countries, organizations, or individuals under the Special Economic Measures Act (SEMA) and JVCFOA
Azerbaijan Domestic List This sanctions list is published by the Government of Azerbaijan. For context, Azerbaijan is run by an authoritarian regime that is, itself, credibly accused of a large number of financial crimes
Bulgarian Persons of Interest A list of persons and companies sanctioned for involvement with terrorism financing released by the government in Bulgaria
Dutch National Sanctionlist Terrorism The Dutch government's sanctions list of people suspected of involvement in terroristic activities