Money laundering supervision: register with HMRC

Use the online service to apply to register with HM Revenue and Customs under Money Laundering Regulations.

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is a supervisory body for Money Laundering Regulations. Check if you need to register your business with us.

You must tell us about your premises in your application to register and you must pay the relevant fees due.

Your application won’t be reviewed until the fees have been paid.

Accessing the service

You’ll use your Government Gateway account User ID and password to sign in.

If you don’t already have a Government Gateway account, you’ll be able to register for one at the beginning of the online service.

Unique Taxpayer Reference (UTR)

If we can’t find your business automatically, we’ll ask for your UTR. You’ll find it in the header of any letter issued by HMRC. It may be labelled Tax Reference, UTR or Official Use.

Problems with the service

Check if there are any current problems with the service or times it won’t be available.

If you receive an error message during online registration, make sure the information you’ve entered is correct. If you still get an error message use the ‘get help with this page’ link at the bottom of the screen you are in to report what’s happened.

What happens next

You may have to send additional documents to HMRC if you’re a money service business or a trust or company service provider. Fit and proper checks will be applied to the ‘responsible’ people you include in your application.

HMRC will review your application. This can take up to 45 days.

We’ll send you an email when a decision has been made. You’ll need to sign in to see if your application has been accepted or refused. If you disagree with the decision you can appeal.

Published 25 February 2014
Last updated 4 May 2017 + show all updates
  1. The online registration service is now available.
  2. First published.