Combating money laundering and financing of terrorism in Oman.


Forming a national center for receiving, analyzing and disseminating Suspicious Transaction Reports (STRs) to the competent authorities.

National Centre for Financial Information

National Centre for Financial Information (NCFI) was set up in the Sultanate of Oman pursuant to the law of anti-money laundering and combating financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) promulgated by the Royal Decree No. (30/2016), on 2 May 2016 following cancellation of the previous law (79/2010) whereby the name is changed from Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) of Royal Oman Police (ROP) to National Centre for Financial Information (NCFI) .

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Reporting Entities

Financial Institutions

  • »   Banks
  • »   Exchange Companies
  • »   Financing Companies
  • »   Investment & Credit Companies & Funds
  • »   Insurance Companies
  • »   Securities Companies

Non Financial Businesses & Professions

  • »   Real Estate Agents
  • »   Lawyers
  • »   Accountants
  • »   Providers of Credit Funds
  • »   Gold & Precious Metals Dealers
  • »   Precious Stones Dealers
  • »   Notaries

Nonprofit Societies & Authorities

  • Any organized group consisted of a number of persons who collect or spend money for one of the following purposes:
    • »   Charitable
    • »   Religious
    • »   Cultural
    • »   Social
    • »   Educational
    • »   Any purposes other than obtaining profit


  • Other institutions and professions designated by a decision issued by the competent minister according to the recommendation of the committee


Money laundering and financing of terrorism constitute an international complicated problem. That is why every country, advanced, developed or underdeveloped, gives great care to this matter. Moreover, the ways of money laundering and financing of terrorism are getting more complicated day by day. This makes the detecting of such criminal activities, also getting difficult day by day. Nowadays, the problem has become a real threat to the interests and security of nations and a real challenge to the world's economy and financial system.