On 31 December, 2016 the State Prosecutor of the Luxembourg Financial Intelligence Unit (Cellule de renseignement financier du Parquet auprès du Tribunal d’Arrondissement de Luxembourg – the CRF) issued new guidelines on the filing of suspicious activity reports (SARs).

The CRF’s new guidelines (in French only) replace its former Circular 22/10 dated 8 November, 2010 and are applicable as of 1 January, 2017.

It is important to note that the CRF has changed the filing of SARs procedure, which as of 1 January, 2017 must be carried out electronically via the new “goAML” system.

The CRF’s website provides guidelines on how users can register to the new system. Once registration has been approved, a suspicious activity report can be filed online or by downloading an XML-file.

A “goAML” FAQ website in French only has been put in place to assist users on how to use the new system.