VisionNet API Credit Check Individual (CCI)

All requests must first be Authorized and must use the HTTP GET method over HTTPS.

Provides our full background check report for a name and address. JSON or XML request returns the summary counts, while PDF request returns a full report PDF data stream.

Registries searched:

  • Consumer Judgments
  • Disqualified/Restricted Persons
  • Bankruptcy
  • Insolvency Service Records
  • Revenue Defaulters (since Q1 2012)
  • Current and Previous Directorships
  • Shareholding
  • Business Ownerships
  • Politically Exposed Person{last_name}/{first_name}?dob={dob}&county={county}&county_prev={previous_county}&maiden_name={maiden_name}&includePEP={includePEP}&pep_country={pep_country}&userRef={user_ref}&format={FORMAT}&searchMode={searchMode}
Parameter Type Description
last_name String Last Name.
first_name String First Name.
dob Date String Optional. Date of Birth in a DD-MM-YYYY format.
county Integer Optional. Current County ID as in Lookup Tables.
county_prev Integer Optional. Previous County ID as in Lookup Tables.
pep_country ISO2 String Optional. Used to limit included PEP search only. ISO 2 country code as in Lookup Tables.
maiden_name String Optional. Maiden Name.
includePEP Boolean Optional. Include PEP registry search.
userRef String Optional. User reference.
format XML, JSON or PDF Return the result count in XML (default), the result count in JSON or the full report in PDF format.
searchMode Integer Optional
1 - Provided name and surname must match exactly
2 - name%surname wildcard
3 - Default. name%surname% wildcard.

Where a county specified is a Dublin post code (id 50-71), such area will be used in Judgments, Disq/Restricted, Bankruptcy, ISI and Revenue Defaulters searches.
Directorships, Shareholdings and Business Ownerships will search whole Dublin county based on remaining search criteria. PEP check, if requested, will cover either whole Ireland, if irish county is supplied, or country if supplied, worldwide otherwise.

Sample reply for /cws/1.0/Check-Individual/Smith/John?dob=01-04-1942&includePEP=true&county=11&format=json

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Field NameDescriptionInputs considered
input_nameProvided input name
input_surnameProvided input surname
input_dobProvided input date of birth
input_countyProvided input Irish county
num_judgmentIrish judgmentsName & County
num_bankruptcyBankruptciesName & County
num_defaulterRevenue DefaultersName & County
num_pepOptional[includePEP]. Total PEP matchesName, County and Year Of Birth
num_sanctionOptional[includePEP]. Sanctions matchesName, County and Year Of Birth
num_disqualificationDirector disqualificationName, County and Date Of Birth
num_dsaDebt Settlement ArrangementName, County and Year Of Birth
num_pcProtective CertificateName, County and Year Of Birth
num_piaPersonal Insolvency ArrangementName, County and Year Of Birth
num_drnDebt Settlement ArrangementName, County and Year Of Birth
num_directorshipCurrent directorshipsName, County and Date Of Birth
num_directorship_prevPrevious directorshipsName, County and Date Of Birth
num_shareholdingCompany shareholdingsName, County and Date Of Birth
num_business_nameBusiness ownershipsName, County and Date Of Birth

NOTE: In case when DoB is provided, and record in the database does not have known DoB, such record will be returned if matches other inputs