Build your service with government data you can trust

GOV.UK Registers helps government design and build services on a consistent and high quality data infrastructure via our secure API.

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What is a register?

A register is a list of information that is managed and approved by government.

For example, the country register lists all countries recognised by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

You can use registers to build your service.

The UK Parliament petitions service uses the country register to help users select their country from a dropdown menu, for instance.

Screenshot showing the list of registers page

Trusted by government services

By using registers you can:

  • reduce the time and cost of sourcing data from across government
  • be confident that your service is using the most up‑to‑date government data
  • receive data that is ready to use with no need for data cleansing
Screenshot showing the country register page