To request removal from any OFAC sanctions list, including the SDN List, the listed person (or representative) must write to OFAC and request removal.  This begins the OFAC review process.  Written requests (or “petitions”) are sent to OFAC by email to

Requests should include:

  • the listed person’s name and contact person’s name and mailing address (including email address);



  • a request for the reconsideration of OFAC’s determination, including a detailed description of why the listed person should be removed.


To request removal from the BIS “entity list”, the listed person (or representative) must write to the End-User Review Committee (ERC) at Chair, End-User Review Committee, Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Room 3886, Washington, DC 20230, detailing the reasons why the entity should be removed.


Filing a Petition for Removal from an OFAC List

How can a person seek to be removed from an OFAC sanctions list?

How do I verify if a name was removed from one of OFAC’s sanctions lists?  How do I find the date a Specially Designated National (or other sanctions target) was added to, updated, or removed from an OFAC list?


BIS Entity List Appeals Process