Ex-Pat List of Acceptable Countries
Current list of Financial Action Task Force (FAFT) Countries/Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index (Score of more than 35)
As of the 18th of January 2021, the FATF currently comprises 37 member jurisdictions and 2 regional organizations, representing most major financial centres in all parts of the globe.
Additionally, the below list comprises of those nations/jurisdictions that have also scored more than 35 on the most recent Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index (scores how corrupt a country’s public sector is perceived by experts).
Gulf Co-operation Council**
Hong Kong, China
Republic of Korea
*The European Union (EU)
June 2021- Although a member of the EU, Malta has been added to FAFT’s grey list of those countries deemed to have deficiencies in their AML systems and controls. The Society will not consider applications for its Ex-Pat customers living in this jurisdiction until suitable guidance is provided.
**Co-operation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC)*
Member States of the GCC:
United Arab Emirates