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Request For information (RFI) Process

FIUs that are members or non-members of the Egmont Group can request information from the UAE FIU to support their operations.

The process below is followed to manage an RFI.

1. Receiving Requests

Requests from Egmont members:

Request is received, downloaded and acknowledgement is sent via Egmont secure web before being prioritised.

Requests from non-Egmont Group members:

The request is received, uploaded, and its receipt is acknowledged through the secure official communication channels agreed upon between the two parties, and its priority is determined.

 

All requests should include the following information: identification details of the subject, brief of investigation/analysis,  purpose and usage of information, clear nexus to UAE.

2. Verification

Databases are verified and additional information is sourced from financial institutions (FIs), Designated Non-Financial Businesses and Professions (DNFBPs), Virtual Assists Services Providers (VASPs), and the competent authorities.

3. Data Analysis and Reporting

Analytical reports are collated, prepared, and analysed. These reports will include the following information:

  • Transactions or suspicious case reports.

  • The patterns followed, the activity of the accounts and the financial movements.

  • Register of companies and real ultimate data.

  • Related property and land (immovable assets).

  • Financial disclosures during entry/exit from the country.

  • Entry and exit movement from/to the country.

  • Ongoing investigations by law enforcement authorities.

  • Criminal records.

  • Any other relevant information the unit considers necessary to share with its counterpart units to support its research and operations.