Q: How do I file a corrected/amended FinCEN SAR via the BSA E-Filing System?
A: Filers attempting to submit a corrected/amended SAR via the BSA E-Filing System should check “Correct/amend prior report” and enter the previous Document Control Number (DCN)/BSA Identifier (ID) in the appropriate field. The filer should complete the FinCEN SAR in its entirety, including the corrected/amended information and noting those corrections at the beginning of the narrative, save (and print, if desired) a copy of the filing, and submit the filing. The corrected/amended FinCEN SAR will be assigned a new BSA ID.
To find your DCN/BSA ID for the previous filing, you will need the acknowledgement received by the general user after successfully submitting the report into the BSA E-Filing System. All general users assigned access to the new FinCEN reports automatically receive these acknowledgements. Filers can choose to receive these acknowledgements in an “ASCII” or “XML” format. Please also note that supervisory users cannot view the contents of the acknowledgements received by the general users.
This FAQ was obtained from FinCEN’s website, FinCEN SAR FAQs section, which may be found here: