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 Specially Designated Nationals List (SDN)

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As part of its enforcement efforts, OFAC publishes a list 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. 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.  Click here for more information on Treasury's Sanctions Programs. 

Search OFAC's Sanctions Lists Including the SDN List

Full Lists:
Lists by Program and Country:
Changes to the SDN List:
Definition of SDN List program tags 

Delisting Process:

 DATA CENTER - Specially Designated Nationals List - formatted for information processing
File Name Description
ADVANCED SANCTIONS DATA MODEL​ ​XML version of the SDN list that conforms to the advanced data standard developed by the UN 1267/1988 Security Council Committee
SDALL.ZIP Contains 46 files in a ZIP archive (archive includes CSV, @ sign delimited, fixed-width delimited XML versions of the SDN list)
SDN.XML XML version of the SDN list
SDN.DEL @ sign delimited primary SDN names
ADD.DEL @ sign delimited SDN addresses (links to SDN.DEL and ALT.DEL)
ALT.DEL @ sign delimited alternate (aka) names (links to ADD.DEL and SDN.DEL)
SDN_COMMENTS.DEL​ @ sign delimited "spill over" files containing remarks data that exceeds the 1000 character limit in the SDN.DEL file. ​
SDN.FF fixed-width primary SDN names
ADD.FF fixed-width SDN addresses (links to SDN.FF and ALT.FF)
ALT.FF fixed-width alternate (aka) names (links to ADD.FF and SDN.FF)
SDN_COMMENTS.FF fixed-width "spill over" files containing remarks data that exceeds the 1000 character limit in the SDN.FF file. ​
SDN.CSV comma delimited primary SDN names
ADD.CSV comma delimited SDN addresses (links to SDN.CSV and ALT.CSV)
ALT.CSV comma delimited alternate (aka) names (links to ADD.CSV and SDN.CSV)
SDN_COMMENTS.CSV comma delimited "spill over" files containing remarks data that exceeds the 1000 character limit in the SDN.CSV file. ​
SDN.PIP "|" (pipe) character delimited primary SDN names
ADD.PIP "|" (pipe) character delimited addresses (links to SDN.PIP and ALT.PIP)
ALT.PIP "|" (pipe) character delimited alternate (aka) names (links to ADD.PIP and SDN.PIP)
SDN_COMMENTS.PIP​ "|" (pipe) character delimited "spill over" files containing remarks data that exceeds the 1000 character limit in the SDN.PIP file. ​

Specially Designated Nationals List Data Specifications, Schemas and Technical Information

Data specification for ASCII Delimited, Fixed-Width and CSV data files

Tutorial on the Use of List-related Legacy Flat Files

Specially Designated Nationals List XML Schema (XSD file)

Recent Changes to SDN Data Formats and other Technical Corrections

Other OFAC Sanctions Lists:

Consolidated Sanctions List​

Palestinian Legislative Council (NS-PLC) list

The List of Foreign Financial Institutions Subject to Part 561 (the Part 561 List) 

Non-SDN Iranian Sanctions Act (NS-ISA) List

List of Foreign Sanctions Evaders (FSE)

Sectoral Sanctions Identifications (SSI) List​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Last Updated: 4/28/2015 10:08 AM