goAML – Financial Intelligence Unit Reporting Tool

goAML is a standard application (software system) developed by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) for Financial Intelligence Units worldwide to counter Terrorist Financing and Money Laundering.

goAML Web

goAML Web is the prescribed method by which reporting entities must submit Suspicious Transaction Reports (STRs), Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) (from 1 July 2018) and Prescribed Transactions Reports (PTRs) to the New Zealand Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU).

The goAML Web application allows rapid and secure exchange of information between the FIU, reporting entities and law enforcement and intelligence authorities. The confidentiality of the data collected is ensured.

goAML Client

goAML Enterprise (Client) is the application the FIU use to capture (analyse and investigate) the information submitted by reporting entities using goAML Web. Reports are only transferred into the goAML Client when they have been successfully validated against the goAML schema, manually validated (by the FIU Compliance Team) and passed any system rules in place to manage the report flow. Different report types and the submission methods may not be subject to all of these validation steps. Reporting entities will need to refer to each report type to understand the flow of the report and the relevant validation steps (to help fulfil compliance requirements).

Registering in goAML

Reporting entities need to check their reporting obligations (what activities and transactions they need to report) with their Sector Supervisor before registering with the FIU.

Once reporting entities have confirmed their reporting obligations they will need to register in goAML. Instructions on how to register are below.

Reporting entities will be contacted by the FIU once they have completed the set up instructions and their access has been fully established by the FIU.

Important note – Using goAML Web

We are aware that some older browsers are not compatible with the goAML Web application.

If you are experiencing difficulties with the application, please ensure that you are using one of the following browsers.

  • Microsoft Edge (Windows 10)
  • Chrome versions 30+
  • Internet Explorer 9+
  • Firefox 23+

Reporting Documentation - Resource Library (new)

Reporting documentation is available from the Resource Library (within goAML). To access the Resource Library, reporting entities will need to log into goAML and click on the question mark icon on the menu bar.

goAML Upgrades

goAML was last upgraded in July 2018 to a newer version of the system provided by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the software solution provider.

Important note: Future releases may require goAML users to change their passwords every ninety (90) days. This is to help maintain system security and comply with the Protective Security Requirements (PSR). Further information will be provided before this functionality is enabled.

Ongoing Upgrades

The UNODC releases goAML upgrades regularly each year.

Each upgrade released by the UNODC will be reviewed to determine if and when the upgrade will be implemented by the FIU.  

Reporting entities will be advised of any scheduled upgrades and impacts (changes to the way reporting entities need to report) prior to implementation.

Upgrades are regularly provided by the UNODC to help improve and ensure the system meets the financial reporting requirements of the Financial Intelligence Units (globally) and reporting entities. 

goAML was last upgraded in October 2017. As part of this upgrade a new goAML schema 4.0 (v1.4) was deployed. Email goamlconsult@police.govt.nz if you require a copy of the goAML schema.

For information about the upgrades and impacts refer to the following communication notices.