I'm curious if other people who have recently registered with HMRC as the supervisory body for Anti-MoneyLaundering processes are also finding it slow going. I applied in early November 2017 in connection with a new start-up practice, and at that time, it was showing an estimated turnaround time of 45 days. That message has now disappeared so there's no timeframe indicated.
This seems to be one of the first services that went live under the new ".gov" website so I don't know if that's a factor. I've called the HMRC AML helpline several times and each time there's an acknowledgement of delays but with no further information as to when it will be looked at. The delay is starting to become a problem now because in order to obtain HMRC agent codes for self-assessment and corporation tax, they require AML details, so we're currently not able to process new clients.
(There shouldn't be any problem with the application/details on the form itself as both partners in the new practice have previously been registered with HMRC for AML purposes in a separate capacity).