Guidance

Register or renew your money laundering supervision with HMRC

Use the service to apply to register for money laundering supervision, renew a registration or to manage your account.

Overview

HMRC is a supervisory body for Money Laundering Regulations.

Check if you need to register your business with us.

Use the online service to:

  • apply to register for anti-money laundering supervision
  • renew your registration online
  • manage your account

Applying to register

When you apply to register you must:

Your application will not be reviewed until the fees have been paid.

After you’ve applied to register online

Approval or 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 for new applications, but may take longer if we need to contact you for:

  • extra information
  • payment
  • account updates

We’ll send you an email when a decision has been made.

You can sign in at any time to check the status of an application and to see if your application has been approved or refused.

If you disagree with a decision to refuse your application you can appeal.

Renewing your registration

If you’re already registered with HMRC, we’ll contact you 30 days before your renewal date to remind you to sign in to your account to renew your registration.

HMRC sends messages to your anti-money laundering supervision account, not your business tax account. You’ll need to sign in to your account to read them.

If you do not renew within 30 days, your account will automatically expire and you’ll need to:

  • sign in to reapply
  • complete a new application
  • pay the fees due, including a new application fee

After you’ve renewed online

You can sign in to the service to check the status of a renewal application.

You will not get a paper certificate, and you’ll need to renew your registration every 12 months.

If you no longer need to be registered with HMRC you should cancel your registration.

Managing your account

After you’ve registered or renewed you can sign in to your account to:

  • check messages sent to you by HMRC
  • update your account
  • view your records and make changes if you need to

How to sign in

To sign in, you need a Government Gateway user ID and password. If you do not have a user ID, you can create one when you first register.

You must select an ‘Organisation’ Government Gateway account to register.

Sign in

This is a beta service.

Problems with the service

Check if there are any current problems with the service or times it will not be available.

If you get an error message during your online application, 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.

Published 8 March 2019