Release Number 7349-16

March 28, 2016

CFTC Approves a Final Rule Providing an Alternative to Fingerprinting for Foreign Natural Persons

Washington, DC — The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced today that it approved a final rule adding an alternative for foreign natural persons to the requirement to provide fingerprints when applying for CFTC registration. The final rule will allow any such person’s registered firm to complete a criminal history background check in lieu of submitting fingerprints.

The final rule generally codifies CFTC Staff Letters 12-49 and 13-29, and supersedes those letters. It will become effective 30 days after its publication in the Federal Register.

Last Updated: March 28, 2016