Country Codes

Many of the D&B Direct web services expect to receive a country code for the company specified by the D-U-N-S Number being requested. This input parameter is case-sensitive and must be supplied in upper case. On some requests, this parameter is optional; however, D&B recommends that it be provided to reduce the response time of the service(s) -- including products limited to results for US companies.

D&B Direct services utilize the two-letter country code as defined by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in their ISO 3166-1 specification. For a list of actual country codes supported for a specific data layer, please refer to the Country Availability tab contained in the downloadable "Extras" file for the respective Service.

Code Substitutions

Data for the following countries is stored under the alternate country code specified.

Country Name Alternate Instructions
ABU DHABI Use the code of United Arab Emirates (AE)
ADMIRALTY ISLANDS Use the code of Papua New Guinea (PG)
AJMAN Use the code of United Arab Emirates (AE)
AL AIN Use the code of United Arab Emirates (AE)
ASCENSION ISLAND Use the code SH (Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha)
Cocos (Keeling) Islands Use the code AU (Australia)
DUBAI Use the code of United Arab Emirates (AE)
FUJAIRAH Use the code of United Arab Emirates (AE)
MIDWAY ISLANDS Use the code of US
RAS AL KHAIMAH Use the code of United Arab Emirates (AE)
SHARJAH Use the code of United Arab Emirates (AE)
SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS Use the code GS (South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands)
South Sudan Use the code of Sudan (SD)
TURKISH CYPRUS Use the code of Cyprus (Match is not supported)
UMM-AL-QUWAIN Use the code of United Arab Emirates (AE)

While some territories of the United States (e.g. Puerto Rico) have been assigned ISO country codes, the information on organizations from those areas will be located under the US country code.

Data Not Available

Data for the following countries is not currently available through the D&B Direct 2.0 API.

Country Name ISO Code
Antarctica AQ
Åland Islands AX
Saint Barthélemy BL
Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba BQ
Bouvet Island BV
CAROLINE ISLANDS ??
Cuba CU
Curaçao CW
Western Sahara EH
Micronesia, Federated States of FM
Guernsey GG
Heard Island and McDonald Islands HM
Isle of Man IM
British Indian Ocean Territory IO
Jersey JE
Korea, Democratic People's Republic of KP
Saint Martin (French part) MF
Mongolia MN
Niue NU
Pitcairn PN
Palestinian Territory, Occupied PS
Palau PW
Svalbard and Jan Mayen SJ
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) SX
French Southern Territories TF
Wallis and Futuna WF
Wake Island ??
Mayotte YT

Please contact your local D&B Customer Service department/representative for more details; or to place an inquiry for a specific organization.

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