Guidance

Register or update your money laundering supervision with HMRC

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

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 money laundering supervision
  • update your registration
  • manage your account

Your registration may be cancelled if you do not pay the correct annual supervision fee or fail to notify us of any changes which may affect your money laundering regulations registration, as set out in your responsibilities under money laundering supervision.

Find out more about the fees you’ll need to pay for money laundering supervision.

Applying to register

Sign in to your account to apply to register for money laundering supervision.

When you apply you must:

  • tell us about your premises
  • pay the registration fees due

Find out more about the fees you’ll need to pay for money laundering supervision.

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

After you’ve applied to register online

HMRC will do approval or fit and proper checks on the ‘responsible’ people you include in your application.

We 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.

You can appeal the decision if you disagree with the outcome.

Annual supervision of your registration

If you’re already registered with HMRC, we’ll contact you 30 days before your annual supervision date to remind you to sign in to your account to update 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 your messages.

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

  • sign in to reapply
  • complete a new application
  • pay the annual supervision fee

Find out more about the fees you’ll need to pay for money laundering supervision.

After you’ve completed your annual supervision application

You can sign in to the service to check the status of an annual supervision application.

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

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

Managing your account

After you’ve registered or completed your annual supervision 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.

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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
Last updated 31 October 2022 + show all updates
  1. Updated the title and references to 'renewing your money laundering supervision' to 'updating your money laundering supervision' as this has been renamed. Updated the 'annual renewal of your registration' section because 'annual renewal' has been renamed to 'annual supervision'.

  2. First published.