How to Register with the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) in Trinidad?AML Compliance Consultants

What is the FIU?

The FIU is the  primary institution for the collection of financial intelligence and information and the analysis, dissemination, and exchange of such financial intelligence this will also include information among law enforcement authorities, financial institution and listed businesses


Which businesses are required to register with the FIU?

Non Regulated Financial Institutions[3]

  • Credit Union
  • Building Society
  • Money or Value Transfer Services

Listed Businesses[4]

  •  Motor Vehicle Sales
  • Real Estate
  • Gaming House
  • Pool Betting
  • National Lotteries On-Line Betting Games
  • Jeweler
  • A Private Members’ Club
  •  An Art Dealer
  • An Accountant, an Attorney-at-law or other Independent Legal Professional
  • Trust and Company Service Providers 

The FIU Form RG 1 must be printed from the FIU website and completed. This form must be submitted to the office of the Financial Intelligence Unit within three months of the registration of the company or business. Within 14 days the FIU will confirm receipt of your registration documents by email or phone call. The FIU will indicate whether your certificate is ready for collection.

What is the penalty for failing to register with the FIU?


What is the penalty for failing to register with the FIU?

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[1]http://www.investopedia.com/terms/a/aml.asp

]http://www.fiu.gov.tt/about_fiu.php?mid=3

3]http://www.fiu.gov.tt/about_fiu.php?mid=4

[4]http://www.fiu.gov.tt/about_fiu.php?mid=4

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What does the Financing of Terrorism mean?: AML Compliance Consultants

The funding of terrorism involves providing funds from both legal (personal donations and profits from businesses and charitable organizations ) and or illegal sources (the drug trade, the smuggling of weapons and other goods, fraud, kidnapping and extortion), directly or indirectly or knowing that the monies are to be used to finance terrorism activity or organizations according to FINTRAC.

It follows that Countering the Financing of Terrorism refers to all the efforts to counter this.

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What does ACO mean?AML Compliance Consultants

ACO is an acronym for “Alternate Compliance Officer”. Every listed business in Trinidad and Tobago is required to have an Alternate Compliance Officer as well as a Compliance Officer (CO).

The ACO acts as the liaison with the FIU only when the CO is on vacation or unavailable for an extended period of time.

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What does the FIU mean?AML Compliance Consultants

The Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) is the  primary institution for the collection of financial intelligence and information and the analysis, dissemination, and exchange of such financial intelligence this will also include information among law enforcement authorities, financial institution and listed businesses.

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Corporate Training;

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What ARE Annual Returns ?

This Document Presents An Up To Date Snapshot Of All Directors And Officers Of The Company, Share Capital As Well As Company Debts.

When Conducting Company Business, Banks And Other Stakeholders Will Request The Most Recent Annual Returns.

When Should A Company File An Annual Return??

The Law States That A Company Should File An Annual Return No Later Than 30 Days After Each Anniversary Date Of Its Continuance, Incorporation Or Amalgamation At The Companies Registrar.

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What to do if Your Business Name is Queried ?

  1. If the proposed business name is queried, carefully review the comments made by the Legal Officer, this can be seen at the bottom portion of the Search Results.
  2. If the name is already reserved or registered, you may have to use another name.
  3. If the name is too close to another name, further information may be requested to clarify the origin of the name.
  4. You should draft a letter including your name, the date, the proposed name of the business, the response to the query and your name and signature. A template of the letter is available at the Ministry of Legal Affairs.

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What is the FIU?AML Compliance Consultants

The FIU is the  primary institution for the collection of financial intelligence and information and the analysis, dissemination, and exchange of such financial intelligence this will also include information among law enforcement authorities, financial institution and listed businesses

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What does the FIU do?

1.Acts as an autonomous independent body to serve as a national centre for the collection, analysis and dissemination of financial intelligence and information.

2.The FIU functions as a specialised intelligence agency for the receipt and analysis of STRs/SARs) and the dissemination of financial intelligence and information.

3.FIU acts as a Supervisor to monitor specified Supervised Entities and enforce compliance of AML/CFT (AML/CFT) obligations.

4.The FIU does not engage in investigative action, which is conducted by the Law Enforcement Authorities (LEAs).

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Registration Form for Business Name : Sole Trader in Trinidad

There are  two steps in registering a business as a sole trader in Trinidad and Tobago namely:

  1. Application for Name Approval/Name Reservation and;
  2. Preparing and filing the Application for Registration by an Individual.

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1.The Name Approval / Name Reservation includes the applicant’s name, address, contact information, the proposed name of the business and the nature of the business.

The applicant signs the bottom of the form, however an incorporator, accountant or attorney at law can sign for and on behalf of the applicant only with respect to the Application for Name Approval.

The relevant fees are paid to the cashier and the receipt is stamped with the date of return for the applicant. This is usually five to seven working days. If the Registrar has an issue with the proposed name, a query will be placed on the application. When the applicant returns to collect the name search results, the query must be satisfied in writing. In the event that there are no queries, the applicant will collect the name approval and proceed the next step.

2.Preparing and filing the Application for Registration by an Individual.

At this juncture, the application for Registration by an Individual must be completed and submitted together with the name approval that was previously collected.  Details such as the business name, principal place of business, nature of the business, full name of the applicant must be included in this form. Only the applicant can sign this form and a copy of photo identification must also be submitted with the application to verify the signature of the applicant. The relevant fees are paid and the cashier issues a receipt with the stamped date for the applicant to return, usually five to seven working days. Once this application is approved, the certificate will be produced and ready for collection by the applicant.

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How to Register a Business as a Sole Trader in Trinidad and Tobago ?

There are  two steps in registering a business as a sole trader in Trinidad and Tobago namely: 

  1. Application for Name Approval/Name Reservation ;
  2. Preparing and filing the Application for Registration by an Individual.

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1.The Name Approval / Name Reservation includes the applicant’s name, address, contact information, the proposed name of the business and the nature of the business. 

The applicant signs the bottom of the form, however an incorporator, accountant or attorney at law can sign for and on behalf of the applicant only with respect to the Application for Name Approval.

The relevant fees are paid to the cashier and the receipt is stamped with the date of return for the applicant. This is usually five to seven working days. If the Registrar has an issue with the proposed name, a query will be placed on the application. When the applicant returns to collect the name search results, the query must be satisfied in writing. In the event that there are no queries, the applicant will collect the name approval and proceed the next step.

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2.Preparing and filing the Application for Registration by an Individual.

At this juncture, the application for Registration by an Individual must be completed and submitted together with the name approval that was previously collected.  Details such as the business name, principal place of business, nature of the business, full name of the applicant must be included in this form. Only the applicant can sign this form and a copy of photo identification must also be submitted with the application to verify the signature of the applicant. The relevant fees are paid and the cashier issues a receipt with the stamped date for the applicant to return, usually five to seven working days. Once this application is approved, the certificate will be produced and ready for collection by the applicant.

Updated 6th June 2019

Important!!

Please note that we no longer register Sole Traders or Partnerships as of May 31st 2019. We register Limited Liability Companies. However you can still purchase the “How to Register a Sole Trader” ebook for $100 TTD and register your business. The ebook guides you through the process step by step.

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How to Change from a Sole Trader to a Limited Liability Company Trinidad;

How to Dissolve a Limited Liability Company.

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