Is the SDN list open to the public?


OFAC Attorney: Yes. The SDN list is publicly available so that U.S. persons, banks, and financial institutions can identify and evaluate whether they are prohibited from transacting with a particular person. A typical entry on the SDN list publicly identifies the designated person’s name, aliases, addresses, citizenship, passport and other identification numbers, and the country of residence of that person. The list also idicates which specific sanctions program and legal authorities a particular person was designated under.

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