What is goAML?

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) built the 'goAML' anti-money laundering reporting platform to combat organized crime. It is mandatory for all financial entities and Designated Non-Financial Businesses or Professions to register on ‘goAML’. The platform assists the UAE's Financial Intelligence Unit to hinder money laundering, financing of terrorism, and other unlawful activities.

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goAML Registration Deadline

According to the Ministry of Economy, the last date to register in the goAML system was April 30, 2021. However, registrations are still being accepted by the MoE.

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The goAML System Registration

Launched by the UAE’s Ministry of Economy is an awareness and monitoring campaign to enable registered Designated Non-Financial Business and Professions (DNFBPs) in the UAE to register with the Financial Intelligent Unit (goAML) system. It also encourages targeted groups to register in the system of the Committee on Goods Subject to Import and Export Control (Automatic Reporting System for Sanctions Lists) and to take action in accordance with both the provisions of Federal Law No 20 of 2018 on the fight against money laundering, terrorist financing, and the sponsorship of criminal organizations, as well as the legislation and related decision-making rules and regulations.

Why register on goAML?

To submit suspicious transaction reports (STRs) to the goAML system, you must first register.

One must register before they can submit suspicious transaction reports (STRs) to the goAML system. The goAML is an internationally recognized electronic system for collecting and analyzing financial and non-financial data in order to prevent money laundering and combat the financing of terrorism 


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You should be aware that there are two stages to the goAML registration stages.

Designated Non-Financial Businesses & Professions Of Entities Operating In The State

Pursuant to Article 3 Cabinet Decision No. (10) of 2019, a DNFBP is a firm that conducts one or more of the following activities

Above mentioned DNFBPs have two main requirements:

Failure to do any of the above will be considered by the MOEas a contravention of Article 20(2) of the Cabinet Decision No. (10) of 2019 for failing to put procedures in place for the reporting of the Suspicious Transactions.

Anti-Money Laundering (AML) violators may face administrative fines ranging from AED 50,000 to AED 1,000,000.

ADS Auditors will help you design and implement an Anti Money Laundering (AML) system as well as assist you in getting registered on the GoAML portal.

We will assist you in:

Is there any Penalty?

Anti-Money Laundering (AML) violators may face administrative fines ranging from AED 50,000 to AED 1,000,000.

  • Preparation of an AML Policy and procedure manual
  • Analyzing customer onboarding forms, preparation of a Risk Assessment Matrix suiting the size and inherent risks of your organization
  • Preparation of addendum documents
  • Group-wide policy for conducting Customer Due Diligence
  • KYC manual
  • Manual reference for handling customers identified as Politically exposed persons (PEP)
  • Manual for targeted financial sanctions
  • Manual for conducting non-face to face transactions
  • Suspicious Transactions/Activity reporting Manual
  • Internal STR filing formats
  •  Employee Codes of Conduct with respect to AML reporting
  • Training to staff, board, and senior management
  • Assistance in the Implementation of the framework in your organization
  • Providing continuous updates on the documents
  • Weekly review of the compliances and suggesting suitable courses of action.
  • Conducting an AML compliance health check, identifying gaps, and suggesting changes

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