The Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) is over 80 years old, but it has never been more important than now. The U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Congress, and other law enforcement bodies have increased their scrutiny and enforcement of FARA compliance, which has given rise to concerns and questions for lobbying firms, political consultancies, PR firms, law firms, nonprofits, and corporations that work with governments, state-owned enterprises, businesses, NGOs and individuals outside the United States. FARA registration, reporting, and compliance can be complex.

This website is provided as an informational resource to the regulated community and to journalists wanting to understand FARA.

On, you can find the following:

Summaries of Department of Justice FARA Advisory Opinions;

Descriptions of major FARA enforcement cases;

FARA’s legislative history and congressional hearing transcripts;

FARA-related Department of Justice guidance;

Recent FARA-related news; and

Government reports related to FARA.