UK financial sanctions guidance

Guidance and webinars to help you understand how to comply with UK financial sanctions.

The Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation produces guidance and webinars to help you understand how to comply with UK financial sanctions.

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Geographic Guidance

Guidance relating to specific countries



Sectoral Guidance

Guidance relating to specific industries or sectors

Charities and NGOs


High Value Dealers

Thematic Guidance

Guidance relating to specific themes

Importers and exporters


Russian Oil Services Ban

Guidance, general licences and reporting forms relating to the Russian oil services ban and oil price cap exception

Guidance for Russian oil services ban and oil price cap exception

General licences and reporting forms

Frequently Asked Questions

Technical guidance relating to all topics


FAQs (Withdrawn)

Webinars & Events

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Updates to this page

Published 13 February 2024
Last updated 7 May 2024 + show all updates
  1. In line with our announcement of 13 February 2024, the Financial Sanctions Guidance for Ransomware has been converted from PDF to a digital format.

  2. The Enforcement and Monetary Penalties Guidance has been updated. This update communicates that OFSI will now always apply the most recent iteration of its Enforcement guidance to cases. Chapter 3 of the guidance, which covers case assessment, gives details on the change. Other updates are also primarily to Chapter 3. The guidance now better explains how we apply and split the ‘case factors’ that OFSI uses to assess suspected breaches of financial sanctions. It introduces two new distinct case factors, “Knowledge, intention and reasonable cause to suspect” and “Cooperation” that were previously included more generally in the guidance. Chapter 6 also includes a small edit to the delegation of ministerial reviews of monetary penalties.

  3. OFSI have launched FAQs to provide short and technical guidance.

  4. OFSI has published its refreshed guidance for the maritime shipping sector.

  5. OFSI Travel Guidance moved from 'thematic' subsection, to 'licensing - supportive guidance' subsection.

  6. Licensing principles and framework link added to general guidance subsection, providing detail on the delegated decision making authority and associated principles.

  7. Added translation

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