Understanding the SAR Status

Once an agent creates a SAR, the status of the document will change over time.

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You can track it by following this chart:

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SAR Filing Status Explained:

Filing Status

Description

ARCHIVED

The SAR report has been archived by Unit21*

PREFILING_VALIDATION_PENDING

Validation by Unit21 is queued

PREFILING_VALIDATION_IN_PROCESS

Validation by Unit21 is in progress

PREFILING_VALIDATION_FAILED

Validation by Unit21 failed

PREFILING_VALIDATION_SUCCESS

Validation by Unit21 passed

QUEUED_FOR_FILING

Unit21 is going to file your report

READY_FOR_REVIEW

The report is ready for internal review

SENDING_TO_FINCEN

Unit21 is sending your report to FinCEN

FILING_FAILED

Unit21 has failed to file your report to FinCEN

FILING_MAX_RETRIES_EXCEEDED

FinCEN submission timeout (FinCEN error)

FILING_SUCCESS

Unit21 has successfully filed your report to FinCEN

FINCEN_VALIDATION_FAILED

Your report did not pass FinCEN validation

FINCEN_REJECTED

FinCEN has rejected your report

FINCEN_STATUS_OTHER

FinCEN has accepted your report with warnings

FINCEN_ACCEPTED

FinCEN has accepted your report

SENT_TO_FINCEN

FinCEN has accepted your report**

* filed reports cannot be archived
** only when the SAR was originally marked as FINCEN_ACCEPTED or FINCEN_STATUS_OTHER


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