Testing Prescribed Transactions Reports (PTRs)

Reporting entities that intend to submit PTRs via an automated solution (XML upload or B2B) must, successfully complete testing within the test environment before access to production is provided.

If you’ve determined that completing the online forms via goAML Web is the best way for you to submit PTRs, we strongly suggest that you also utilise the test environment before submitting real PTRs into the live (production) environment. 

The test environment is setup the same as the production environment, and will allow you to familiarise yourself with the structure and requirements of the LCT and IFT online forms.

The process for testing PTRs differs depending on your submission method.

Email goAMLconsult@police.govt.nz for the test environment URL and further information about the test environment.

Please note the test environment URL for the online forms and XML upload is different from the B2B test environment URL.

Preparing to test

Before beginning to test reports in the New Zealand Police testing environment, we recommend that reporting entities test using sample files within their own systems first.

Sample XML Files

The FIU has prepared sample IFT and LCT files – these are available on request by emailing goamlconsult@police.govt.nz.

Alternatively, a reporting entity can download the XML file from a manually entered report via goAML Web. Instructions on how to download an XML file are available from the Resource Library in goAML. To access the Resource Library, reporting entities will need to login to goAML and click on the question mark icon on the menu bar.

Testing Automated Reports

There are three key stages of the testing process for automated submission of PTRs:

  1. Connecting to the New Zealand Police testing environment;
  2. Successfully validating files; and
  3. Completing a manual file review by the NZ FIU

Testing in the NZ Police testing environment

Reporting entities should test submitting files and transactions that cover all scenarios required to be reported in the production environment.

Important Note: Real data that can identify an individual, entity or account must not be submitted in the testing environment. Test data should be representative of real data, but appropriate obfuscated/amended (e.g. change your client’s name to Jane Doe and her account to 123456).

Manual File Review

When you have successfully uploaded a number of files in the testing environment (achieved “processed” status), please email goamlconsult@police.govt.nz requesting the file review information.

The purpose of this review is to assist the FIU in understanding the context behinds transactions that represent those that will eventually be submitted to the production system. The review also allows the FIU to identify any areas where mandatory information (as required by the legislation) may be missing.

Important note: Successful completion of the file review does not confirm regulatory and legislative compliance.