National Address By Short Address

National-Address-By-Short-Address allows a user to find full address details by providing short address code. This API will return national address when searched by short address containing four English alphabet letters and four numeric digits. For example(RAAA2919). You can decide to use Json or XML as an output format in addition to language of your choice from Arabic or English.


You must use an access token to make an authenticated call to our system. Access token are generated based on your subscription type. To get your access token please refer to “Your Subscriptions” section available on profile page.

Limits for calls to API

Our system doesn’t apply any limits on number of requests you can make for a particular API. But there are limits defined for total number of calls you can make per min and in one week. Please reference the list below for limits applied

  • Starter Package - Subscribers will be able to execute 5 calls/ minute up to a maximum of 100 calls/ week for any API.
  • Unlimited Package - Subscribers can make as many calls as they wish per minute or in a week with no upper limit defined. This package will have to be approved by our system administrator and make time.

API Request
Input Parameters

Field Description
shortaddress It’s a required input. The text string consist of four letters and four numeric digits value.
api_key Access token to authenticate you as a valid user of the system. Please refer to profile section to get your subscription key.
Format It’s an optional input. We currently support output for API’s in two formats Json and XML. You will be required to specify in which format you need response, default is Json
Language It’s an optional input. Our API’s can provide response in Arabic or English with Arabic being the default language.
Page By default each request returns a maximum number of 10 results. If there are a large number of results, in such a case, this page number must be passed along to get the next set of results. Default value is 1.

By default response is in windows-1256.

Support for utf-8 is added as of now. Pass "utf8" as input parameter.

Requested URL


Default Fields Returned

By default, only the following fields are returned for a profile request:

Field Description
Success This represents success or failure of the request itself (true/false).
Status Description This provides a description of the current status, validation messages or error messages, if any.
totalSearchResults By default, each search request returns a set of 10 results. In case of multiple results, this attribute will describe the total number of results, so that the developer can pass the page number to get the next set of results accordingly.
BuildingNumber Four digit number which is unique to a building.
Street Name of the street on which building is. Example king abdul aziz road.
District Name of the district in which address falls. Example al amal.
City Name of the city in which address falls. Example Riyadh.
PostCode Four digits numerical Post code / Zip Code.
AdditionalNumber Four digit number.

Sample Response

    "totalSearchResults": "1",
    "Addresses": [{
        "BuildingNumber": "8080",
        "Street": "عاصم بن ثابت",
        "District": "حي العوالي",
        "City": "الرياض",
        "PostCode": "14926",
        "AdditionalNumber": "3125"
    "success": true,
    "statusdescription": "SUCCESS"


<AddressOutPutParams xmlns:xsd="" xmlns:xsi="">
          <Street>عاصم بن ثابت</Street>
          <District>حي العوالي</District>


Common Errors

If there's an error with your API call, LinkedIn will return a HTTP status code along with a message detailing the error.

Code Description Solution
400 Bad Request The request was invalid, which is usually caused by a programming error. Ensure that the request is formatted correctly.
401 "Access denied due to invalid subscription key. Make sure you are subscribed to an API you are trying to call and provide the right key." Ensure that a valid access token is being used in your API call By catching 401 unauthorized exceptions in all your calls you'll provide the coverage you need in your application to handle expired tokens. It's good practice to design and develop your application in anticipation that with any request you could potentially have an invalid access token.
403 Total limit for calls for your subscription has been reached. You've reached the total limit of calls for web services. Based on your subscription type you have a defined number of calls which can be made. Please refer to “Products” section to know more about your subscription.
404 Page not found The endpoint or resource your application is trying to reach doesn't exist
500 Internal Service Error There was an application error on our server. Usually your request is valid but needs to be made at a later time.