Population Register Centre Rest API

Basic with guardianship package

Use of API requires a permission issued by Population Register Centre.

In order to use the API you must have the valid environment-specific username and password. Before any API requests, you need to obtain an API KEY. You will get a valid API KEY (it's called a ticket) by using the ticket API (Please, read how to use ticket API).

The API KEY must be sent in the request custom header element (named ticket or x-api-key). If the API KEY value is valid then API request will be successful (http status code 200), otherwise it will fail (http status code 401). All API requests must be made over HTTPS. Request the username and password

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API endpoints

  • https://api.bisnode.fi/people/info/v2/person-BasicWithGuardianship - production environment
  • https://api-test.bisnode.fi/people/info/v2/person-BasicWithGuardianship - test environment

API response

Data elementDescription
socialSecurityNumber Social Security Number. e.g. "160264-999N".
bisnodeId Return BisnodeId if exist. e.g. "FI2101005066333" or "null".
dateOfBirth Person's date of birth e.g."1964-02-16T00:00:00Z".
allAddresses List of all person's addresses. Includes the following elements:addressPriorityType.e.g. "Permanent",addressFormatType.e.g. "Domestic",streetAddress.e.g. "Sepänkatu 11 A 4",postCode.e.g."70100",postOffice.e.g."KUOPIO", countryCode.e.g.246,countryNumber.e.g."FI",countryName.e.g."null",addressMunicipalityCode.e.g."null",addressMunicipalityName.e.g."null", additionalAddressRow.e.g."null",dateOfAddress.e.g."1966-06-25T00:00:00Z",startDate.e.g."1966-06-25T00:00:00Z",endDate.e.g."null".
lastName Person's last name. e.g. "Lepistö".
firstName Person's last name. e.g. "Tobias Kullervo".
gender Person's gender e.g. "F" or "M".
languageCode Person's language. e.g. "fi".
yearOfBirth Person's birth year. e.g. 1964.
isDead Returns "true" if person is dead, otherwise "false".
homeMunicipality Includes the following elements: startedAt. e.g. "1966-06-25T00:00:00Z", homeMunicipalityType. e.g. "Domestic", code. e.g. 297, name. e.g. "Kuopio".
hasGuardianship Has guardianship. e.g. if has guardianship then "true" otherwise "false".
warnings Includes the following elements: code e.g. "Prc_Disclaimer", message e.g. "Package may lack addresses and other data elements because of protected identity, missing information in PRC database, or limitations relating contract or law", context e.g. "null".
dataSources Contains elements: datasourceType e.g. "Prc" and list of fields: "AllAddresses.AddressFormatType", "AllAddresses.AddressPriorityType", "AllAddresses.CountryName", "AllAddresses.CountryNumber", "AllAddresses.DateOfAddress", "AllAddresses.EndDate", "AllAddresses.PostCode", "AllAddresses.PostOffice", "AllAddresses.StartDate", "AllAddresses.StreetAddress", "DateOfBirth", "DateOfDeath", "DateOfDeclarationOfDeath", "FirstName", "Gender", "HomeMunicipality.Code", "HomeMunicipality.HomeMunicipalityType", "HomeMunicipality.Name", "HomeMunicipality.StartedAt", "IsDead", "LanguageCode", "LastName", "SocialSecurityNumber", "YearOfBirth".
dataSourceType Type of datasource. e.g. "Bisnode", "Prc".
fields Fields elements contains all Prc and Bisnode data parameters.
isDataFound If data is found then "true" otherwise "false".

API request parameters


Social security number or BisnodeId



API request and response example: with socialSecurityNumber.

curl -X GET 'https://api-test.bisnode.fi/people/info/v2/person-BasicWithGuardianship?id=160264-999N&=' -H 'ticket: 1234567890ABC' 

Successful request and the API return results in JSON form

  "data": {
    "bisnodeId": "FI2101005066333",
    "socialSecurityNumber": "160264-999N",
    "dateOfBirth": "1964-02-16T00:00:00Z",
    "allAddresses": [
        "addressPriorityType": "Permanent",
        "addressFormatType": "Domestic",
        "streetAddress": "Sepänkatu 11 A 4",
        "postCode": "70100",
        "postOffice": "KUOPIO",
        "countryCode": "FI",
        "countryNumber": 246,
        "countryName": null,
        "addressMunicipalityCode": null,
        "addressMunicipalityName": null,
        "additionalAddressRow": null,
        "dateOfAddress": "1966-06-25T00:00:00Z",
        "startDate": "1966-06-25T00:00:00Z",
        "endDate": null
    "lastName": "Lepistö",
    "firstName": "Tobias Kullervo",
    "gender": "M",
    "languageCode": "fi",
    "yearOfBirth": 1964,
    "dateOfDeath": null,
    "dateOfDeclarationOfDeath": null,
    "isDead": false,
    "movedToFinland": null,
    "homeMunicipality": {
      "startedAt": "1966-06-25T00:00:00Z",
      "homeMunicipalityType": "Domestic",
      "code": 297,
      "name": "Kuopio"
    "placeOfBirth": null,
    "nameHistory": null,
    "usaConnections": null,
    "hasGuardianship": false,
    "guardianshipDetails": null,
    "maritalStatus": null,
    "previousKnownMaritalStatus": null,
    "continuingPowerOfAttorney": null,
    "ownershipInfo": null,
    "nationalities": null,
    "dependentCount": null,
    "livingConditions": null,
    "childsGuardians": null
  "warnings": [
      "code": "Prc_Disclaimer",
      "message": "Package may lack addresses and other data elements because of protected identity, missing information in PRC database, or limitations relating contract or law",
      "context": null
  "dataSources": [
      "datasourceType": "Prc",
      "fields": [
      "datasourceType": "Bisnode",
      "fields": [
  "isDataFound": true