Department of State Developer Community

In accordance with the Digital Government Strategy, the Department of State promotes the innovative application of agency data in the public and private sectors. connects developers with Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) they need to unlock government data. This page is the primary resource for developers interested in the Department’s data—we will post information about the API, API Datasets Sampler, frequently asked questions, and the ability to get and maintain API keys. 

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DOS Developer Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)

  • Service Name: Select Data (SSD)
    Service Description: SSD is a REST-based API for accessing select content and metadata posted on, including:

    • Information regarding the Secretary’s Travel
    • U.S. Bilateral Relations fact sheets
    • Daily appointment schedules
    • Trafficking in Persons Reports
    • How the work of the State Department benefits each U.S. State

    Because the SSD API is a REST-based API, it can be accessed from a client or server-side application. You can use any programming language, because you just need to be able to make HTTP GET requests, and handle the responses that are in the form of JSON. Note: A token is not needed to begin using the API.
    API Link:
  • Service Name: OPDS Catalog of Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS)
    Service Description: OPDS Catalog of Foreign Relations of the United States Series. This web API allows 3rd party web and application developers to integrate the live catalog into their products. It also lets end users manually add the catalog to applications that support the standard that our API is based on.
    API Link:
  • Service Name:  
    Service Description: Foreign Per Diem rates by location. These rates are established monthly by the Office of Allowances as maximum U.S. dollar rates for reimbursement of U.S. Government civilians traveling on official business in foreign areas. Lodging and M&IE (Meals & Incidental Expenses) are reported separately followed by a combined daily rate.
    API Link:

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  • Service Name: Travel Advisories issued by Department of State
    Service Description: A Travel Advisory is issued for each country of the world. Travel Advisories follow a consistent format and use plain language to help U.S. citizens find and use important security information. Travel Advisories apply up to four standard levels of advice, give a description of the risks, and provide clear actions U.S. citizens should take to help ensure their safety.

Travel Advisories Instructions and Tables

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