goAML registration guide

goAML Registration Guide UAE

Follow the procedure outlined in the goAML registration guide and register yourself as a reporting entity, stakeholder or supervisory body with the UAE Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU)’s goAML.

FIs and DNFBPS wanting to register with the FIU UAE should access the online portal provided by the FIU “SACM”, provided the organization has been granted access/certificate for accessing the Central Bank of the UAE’s servers. For the institutions regulated by CBUAE, it is mandatory for the reporting entities to have a dedicated MPLS link to CBUAE server. However, for other entities, access is provided through SACM over the internet.

Once registration is completed, the institution receives UAE goAML Login credentials and acquire a goAML organization identity number (Org ID). An Org ID should be used by an institution as the unique identifier and allows goAML users belonging to that particular institution to have access to information relating to it. Kindly note that all fields denoted with an asterisk (*) in the goAML system are mandatory and must be completed in order to complete the registration process.

Who should register with goAML system in UAE?

The UAE AML laws require the following types of businesses to register with the goAML portal:

  • Financial Institutions (FIs)
  • Designated Non-Financial Businesses and Professions (DNFBPs)
  • Virtual Asset Service Providers (VASPs)

goAML Registration UAE

goAML pre-registration guide will be helpful to get you through the first stage of goAML registration in UAE. Also look at goAML FAQs Guide to solve some common questions related to AML Registration in UAE. Circular Number: 08/AML/2021 highlights the reporting requirements (DPMSR) for the Dealers in Precious Metals and Stones. goAML web submission guide provides guidance on filing of Suspicious Transactions Report (STR), Additional Information File (AIF).

What is goAML in UAE?

The goAML is a software application used by the UAE Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) to curb money laundering and terrorist financing. It is one of the UNODC’s strategic responses to various types of financial crimes, including money laundering and terrorist financing. It was developed by the Information Technology Service (ITS) of UNODC in partnership with UNODC GPML.

goAML meets the data collection, management, analytical, document management, workflow and statistical needs of the FIU UAE. GoAML application is used by the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) to gather intelligence based on the suspicions of reporting entities.

The reporting entities in UAE use goAML Login credentials to file various reports with FIU.

What are the steps to register on goAML portal in UAE?

goAML two-stage registration process:

It is pertinent to note that the goAML registration consists of two stages:

Stage 1 – SACM Registration: Register in the protection system (SACM) of goAML portal and get a username.

Stage 2 – goAML Registration: Get the password from the Google Authenticator app and use it to access the goAML portal for main registration.

Stage 1 of goAML Registration

The first stage to register the entity to get the username and the SECRET CODE to access the Google Authenticator application on the mobile device.

Upon completion of stage 1, following email would be received, by which the company would get the username to access the service page of the UAE Financial Intelligence Unit.

Stage1 goAML Registration

The username mentioned in the above mail should be used to access the https://services.uaefiu.gov.ae.

Secret Key: The Secret Key or Code is to be used to download the Google Authenticator application on the mobile device, which shall indicate the unique passcode every minute, unique to your username.

Here, the password would be this 6-digit code appearing on the Google Authenticator installed on the mobile device.

Stage 2 of goAML Registration

Once you login the CBUAE Services Portal, you have to get your organization registered on goAML Portal, giving complete details of the entity, the compliance officer, nature of activities, etc.

Once you have completed the entire registration process, i.e., after completion of stage 2, an email would be received on the registered email address (as shown below), which would indicate the status of the application, as to whether the entity has been registered on FIU’s goAML portal or not.

Stage 2 goAML Registration

What are the documents required For goAML Registration?

  1. Company authorisation letter

  2. A copy of your passport, resident visa, and Emirates ID

  3. A copy of the commercial trade license

  4. Download the ‘Google Authenticator’ application on your phone. (This application contains the password for the SACM protection system, which will change every minute)

Why should you register on goAML portal?

Reporting entities in UAE are required to register on the goAML in order to submit suspicious transactions report (STR). By completing the registration on the FIU’s reporting platform “goAML”, all reporting entities will gain the right to submit suspicious reports to the FIU UAE. The goAML Login credentials are also useful to reporting entities in accessing relevant notifications from the authorities.

Further, Dealers in Precious Metals and Stones are required to file DPMSR report. Such reports can be filed using the goAML portal.

The FIs and DNFBPs are also required to file Funds Freeze Report (FFR) and Partial Name Match Report (PNMR). These reports can be submitted using the goAML portal.

The High-Risk Country Report (HRC) and High-Risk Country Activity Report (HRCA) can also be submitted on goAML portal.

UAE goAML Registration Deadline

The goAML Registration deadline as per the Ministry of Economy (MOE) UAE was 31st March 2021 and later it was extended to 30th April 2021. 

The entities which did not register as per the above deadline can still register with goAML portal.

What if a business in UAE fails to Register in goAML?

It is mandatory for all Designated Non-Financial Businesses and Professions (DNFBPs) to register on goAML portal. Under Federal Decree Law No (20) of 2018 and Article 20(2) of Cabinet Decision No (10) of 2019, it is obligatory to have procedures in place to report suspicious transactions to manage anti-money laundering (AML).

 
The failure to register on goAML is a failure on a company’s part to put necessary procedures in place for the STR filing.

 
A failure to file STR is a criminal offence under the UAE Laws and includes administrative penalties but is not limited to a financial penalty of AED 50,000 and no more than AED 5,000,000 for each violation.

What should I do if I do not receive an email OTP for my goAML pre-registration request?

  1. First thing first, check your junk emails and ask your IT team to whitelist [email protected]
  2. Send out an email to [email protected] requesting them to resend the email OTP.

UAE goAML Registration Type

There are three goAML registration types as prescribed by the UAE Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU):

  • Reporting Entity
  • Stakeholder
  • Supervisory Body

DNFBPS have to carry out their goAML registration with the  UAE Financial Intelligence Unit as Reporting Entities. 

goAML pre-registration phase guide

  1. Required Documents
  2. Merge the above documents into one single pdf file
  3. Download and Install Google Authenticator
  4. Go to: SACM – UAE Financial Intelligence Unit (uaefiu.gov.ae) and select REGISTRATION
  5. Complete all mandatory information indicated with *
  6. Select Reporting Entity as Registration Type
  7. Select Ministry of Economy as Supervisory Authority
  8. ID No/Reg No is your Firm License No as per your Trade License
  9. Complete remaining particulars accurately. Phone number and email address must be entered accurately to receive OTPs
  10. Upload all your supporting documentation in one PDF file
  11. Tick the block that you have read the goAML Portal Service Terms and Conditions
  12. Submit your application
  13. Check your inbox for a mail to click on a link to verify your email address.
  14. Check your inbox for a mail to click on a mail to enter email and SMS OTP to obtain your Username and Secret Key. OTPs are valid for 24 hours
  15. Scan the barcode from the email received using Google Authenticator

goAML registration phase guide

  1. Access the system using https://services.uaefiu.gov.ae/
  2. Select Systems and then select Production/Live option
  3. To login, use your Username received from the pre-registration phase AND the code from your google authenticator as the password (this code changes every few seconds so ensure a valid one is used)
  4. Select “Register a New Organization”
  5. Complete all mandatory particulars accurately as per the same information used for the pre-registration phase
  6. Upload supporting documentation as per the pre-registration phase (ensure the validity of the documents)
  7. Submit your application
  8. Check your email for a reference number (you may use this for any queries)
  9. You will receive an email to notify you of the approval or rejection of your application
  10. If your application is rejected, please re-complete your application starting from the pre-registration phase.
  11. Assistance: For all IT and technical related issues, please send an email to :[email protected]

goAML Login UAE

You need to follow the below-mentioned steps for goAML Login in UAE:

    1. Navigate to https://services.uaefiu.gov.ae/ to login to goAML UAE portal
    2. Click on Systems
    3. Click on goAML
    4. You will now see the following screen:
Login goaml
  1. Provide the Username as received from [email protected] and the Google Authenticator Passcode as the Password
  2. Click Sign In
  3. You will now be redirected to goAML homepage
  4. Click the Login button
  5. You now need to provide goAML Login credentials to login to the UAE goAML portal.

Subsequent Access to UAE goAML Portal

For accessing the goAML portal, the registered entities are required to first access the service page of the UAE FIU, using the username and the passcode popped up in the Google Authenticator Application.

Once successfully accessed the UAEFIU’s service page, goAML Portal’s login box shall be popped up.

The entire process of 2-step access has been summarised hereunder, for the ease of reference:

1. Visit

https://services.uaefiu.gov.ae/ Systems >> GOAML

2. Login using username received from [email protected] &

Google Authenticator Passcode as the password

3. Login using the username and password created at the time of registering on goAML Portal

goAML Registration Approval

goAML Registration is approved by the respective supervisory authority in the UAE.

Download UAE goAML registration guide: UAE Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU)

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