How often is the OFAC list updated?

The OFAC SDN list may be updated as frequently as a few times a week or as rarely as once in six months.

What is the OFAC watch list?

OFAC Sanctions Lists OFAC publishes lists of individuals and companies owned or controlled by, or acting for or on behalf of, targeted countries. It also lists individuals, groups, and entities, such as terrorists and narcotics traffickers designated under programs that are not country-specific.

How do I pull an OFAC report?

You can look up a person’s or company’s name in an OFAC search on the U.S. Treasury’s website. All documents are public and easy to access. They are updated when necessary and there are records of post information. There will be a check on the person’s or company’s name against the Specially Designated National list.

What are OFAC alerts?

An OFAC alert is a notification that appears on a consumer’s credit report and tells the lender that the consumer’s name matches a name on the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list.

How often does OFAC send the SDN list?

How often is the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) List updated? The SDN list is frequently updated. There is no predetermined timetable, but rather names are added or removed as necessary and appropriate.

What are OFAC sanctioned countries?

Currently, sanctioned countries include the Balkans, Belarus, Burma, Cote D’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iran, Iraq, Liberia, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, and Zimbabwe. The list of sanctioned countries is updated periodically and is available here.

What is Sdn search?

Specially Designated Nationals And Blocked Persons List (SDN) Human Readable Lists. Collectively, such individuals and companies are called “Specially Designated Nationals” or “SDNs.” Their assets are blocked and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from dealing with them.

How do I contact OFAC?

Contact us by Telephone

​Toll Free Hotline Number 1-800-540-6322​
​Local Hotline Number ​1-202-622-2490
​OFAC Licensing Division (Direct Number) ​1-202-622-2480

How long do I have to report OFAC?

within 10 days
Blocked and rejected transactions must be reported to OFAC within 10 days (see 31 C.F.R. §§ 501.603 and 501.604). Questions about whether a transaction should be blocked or rejected should be directed to OFAC’s Sanctions Compliance & Evaluation Division at [email protected]

What is an OFAC letter?

A specific license is a written document issued by OFAC to a particular person or entity, authorizing a particular transaction in response to a written license application. OFAC’s regulations may contain statements of OFAC’s specific licensing policy with respect to particular types of transactions.