How to file a suspicious activity report (SAR)

AML / CFT reporting entities are required to submit suspicious activity reports (SARs) online only by using the web-based goAML system. An SAR submitted by any other means will be returned back to the reporting entity (except in certain urgent situations provided for in the AML / CFT Act).

To be able to use the online goAML system, reporting entities are required to first register with the FIU. Usually, the AML / CFT Compliance officer may be tasked with the responsibility to file SARs and they will represent the reporting entity and register as the user.

Strategi recommends AML / CFT Compliance Officers familiarise themselves with the process of registration and reporting by visiting the NZ Police Financial Intelligence Unit.