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Public Figure Check - More Information

What are prominent public functions?

  • Heads of state, heads of government, ministers and deputy or assistant ministers
  • Members of parliament or of similar legislative bodies
  • Members of the governing bodies of political parties
  • Members of supreme courts, of constitutional courts or of any judicial body the decisions of which are not subject to further appeal except in exceptional circumstances
  • Board members of National Audit Office or central banks or equivalent functions
  • Ambassadors, charges d’affaires and high-ranking officers in the armed forces
  • Members of the administrative, management or supervisory bodies of State-owned enterprises
  • Directors, deputy directors and members of the board or equivalent function of an international organisation (such as NATO or WTO)
  • Elected metropolitan mayor

What is considered a family member?

  • Spouse or civil partner
  • Parent(s) and Parent(s)-in-law including step-parents
  • Sibling and sibling-in-law including step-sibling
  • Son and partner, including son-in-law, step-son, and adopted son
  • Daughter and partner, including daughter-in-law, step-daughter and adopted daughter

What is a close associate?

  • An individual known to have joint beneficial ownership of a legal entity or a legal arrangement or any other close business relationship with a politically exposed person
  • An individual who has sole beneficial ownership of a legal entity or a legal arrangement that is known to have been set up for the benefit of a PEP