Foreign Agents Registration Act

Foreign Agents Registration Act

FARA - Foreign Agents Registration Act

The Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) was enacted in 1938. FARA is a disclosure statute that requires persons acting as agents of foreign principals in a political or quasi-political capacity to make periodic public disclosure of their relationship with the foreign principal, as well as activities, receipts and disbursements in support of those activities.  Disclosure of the required information facilitates evaluation by the government and the American people of the statements and activities of such persons in light of their function as foreign agents. The FARA Registration Unit of the Counterintelligence and Export Control Section (CES) in the National Security Division (NSD) is responsible for the administrative enforcement of the Act.

FARA Contact Information

Public information relating to the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) may be obtained in person at the FARA Registration Unit Public Office located at:

Department of Justice/NSD
FARA Registration Unit
175 N Street, NE
Constitution Square, Building 3 - Room 1.204
Washington, DC 20002

Hours of Operation:

Public Office:   Monday - Friday   11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Deliveries:   Monday - Friday    8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Send email to

See the FARA contact information page for more details.

FARA Law Information

22 U.S.C. § 611 et seq - United States Code

Title 28 C.F.R. Part 5 - Judicial Administration

General Information National Security Division

John C. Demers
Assistant Attorney General for National Security


National Security Division