Detective work

You can use Yandex.Direct to place ads for the services of private investigative (detective) work, except services using mobile devices to locate individuals.

According to the law “On advertising” and Yandex placement policy, certain documents must be provided.

Your ads must correspond to the legislation of the countries where you want to serve them.

When should documents be sent?

You can send documents at any time after your ads have been sent for moderation. If ads are rejected due to an absence of required documents, then they will be re-evaluated after documents are submitted. If your ads pass moderation, they will be accepted for display. If additional information is required, we will contact you.

Required documents
  • A copy of the license to conduct private investigative (detective) work and a letter of guarantee issued to the detective or agency. The information in the license must match the information indicated in your ads or on the site.

If the detective agency operates using the license of an individual entrepreneur, a letter of guarantee, drawn up in strict compliance with Yandex's rules, is also required. Specify “detective services offered by an individual entrepreneur [the surname, name, patronymic from the license] under the brand [Name in ads or on site]” in the “Object of advertising” field when drawing up the letter of guarantee.

If you advertise the services of a group of detectives not belonging to an agency, you must provide a letter of guarantee of the availability of all necessary documents. The letter should be drawn up in strict compliance with Yandex's rules.

How and where should documents be sent?

Send copies of prepared documents via the feedback form below (include your ad campaign or order number).

The original of the letter of guarantee can be sent to:

  • Yandex Europe AG, Werftestrasse 4, P/O box 3639, 6002 Lucerne 2 Universitaet, Switzerland – for those who filled out a guarantee letter for Yandex Europe AG

  • 38R Merrimac Street, Suite 201, Newburyport, MA 01950, USA – for those who filled out a guarantee letter for Yandex Inc

If you still have questions about moderation or your results, write to us.

Other requirements for websites and ads.


This list is not exhaustive. A full list of all rules and requirements can be found in the following documents:

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