Q: How can I validate that my discrete filing submission was accepted properly by the BSA E-Filing System?
A: After clicking “Submit,” the submission process begins. Once your filing is accepted into the BSA E-Filing System, a “Confirmation Page” pop-up will appear with the following information:
Tracking ID (A unique tracking ID assigned to the filing by BSA E-Filing)
Date and time of the submission
Owner (submitter) Name
Owner (submitter) email address
An email will also be sent to the email address associated with your BSA E-Filing account indicating your submission has been “Accepted” for submission into the BSA E-Filing System. .
If the Confirmation Page pop-up is not displayed, your filing was not accepted for submission by the BSA E-Filing System. If you are returned to the BSA E-Filing System login page, your connection has timed out and you must login to the BSA E-Filing System and resubmit your report. It is recommended that you first close out of your browser and then re-open it before attempting to log into the BSA E-Filing System again.
Once your report is accepted and a confirmation page pop-up is displayed, the status of your report can be viewed by clicking on the “Track Status” link on the left navigation menu. The status will appear as “Accepted.”
Within 48 hours, your report will be formally acknowledged as having been successfully processed for inclusion in FinCEN’s data base. The status will change to “Acknowledged” in the “Track Status” view. In addition, a secure message containing the official BSA ID assigned to your report will be sent to your “Secure Mailbox.”
FAQs associated with Part I of the FinCEN SAR
This FAQ was obtained from FinCEN’s website, FinCEN SAR FAQs section, which may be found here: