Foreign Agents Registration Act

Foreign Agents Registration Act

FARA - Foreign Agents Registration Act

The Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) was enacted in 1938. FARA requires certain agents of foreign principals who are engaged in political activities or other activities specified under the statute 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 activities of such persons in light of their function as foreign agents. The FARA Unit of the Counterintelligence and Export Control Section (CES) in the National Security Division (NSD) is responsible for the administration and enforcement of FARA.

Due to health concerns regarding COVID-19, the FARA Public Office will be closed until further notice. Should you need access to information that is unavailable online, please contact the FARA Unit at fara.public@usdoj.gov for assistance.

FARA Contact Information

Public information relating to FARA may be obtained in person at the FARA Unit Public Office located at:

Department of Justice/NSD
FARA 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.

Email: fara.public@usdoj.gov

See the FARA contact information page for more details.

 

 FARA Brochure: Protecting the United States from Covert Foreign Influence

General Information National Security Division
Leadership 

Assistant Attorney General for National Security

Contact 

Department of Justice/NSD FARA Unit
fara.public@usdoj.gov