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Stay compliant and onboard customers faster in Angola

With Smile ID, you can quickly verify identities and stay compliant with KYC, AML and data protection regulations in Angola.
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Country overview

Angola is a member of both the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) AND East and Southern African Anti-Money Laundering Group (ESAAMLG) and has made strides towards bringing its KYC/AML regulations to a global standard.

Regulatory overview

KYC/AML regulations

AML/KYC regulations in Angola are enforced by a number of regulators including the:

  • Banco Nacional de Angola (BNA)
  • Comissão de Mercado de Capitais (CMC),
  • Instituto de Supervisão de Seguros (ISS)

The primary KYC/AML regulation in Angola is the Anti-Money Laundering and Combating Financing of Terrorism Law No. 34/11.

Data protection regulations

The Angolan Information Network Security Agency (INSA) enforces Angola’s data protection laws via the Angolan Data Protection Directive (DPD).

Data processors must obtain customers’ consent before processing and transferring personal data. Customers also retain the right to request the erasure of their data.

Accurately verify users in Angola

Stay compliant, prevent fraud and streamline your user verification process for customers across Africa with Smile ID. Verify users with confidence with:

The most extensive ID coverage on the continent

99.8% recognition accuracy for faces of all skin tones

A solution that is compatible with any device

Documents we verify in Angola

Give users the flexibility to verify their identity using any of the following ID documents. All we need is a document photo and a selfie.

Angolan National ID

The Angolan National ID, issued by the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights, is the most popular ID type in the country. All adult citizens are expected to have it.

Angolan Passport

The Angolan ministry of foreign affairs issues passports to citizens as an identification document for international travel. It is an acceptable KYC document for verifying the identity of customers.

Angolan Driver’s License

Issued by the Ministry of Transport, the driver’s license is required to operate a motor vehicle in Angola. It is also an acceptable KYC document.

Angolan Resident Card

Issued by the Angolan Ministry of Interior, the resident card can be used to verify the identities of non-citizens who have been granted permission to reside in the country.

Verify Angolans using ID documents

Verifying users with ID documents and biometric face matching is one of the most reliable ways to determine a user's true identity. Our ID document verification solution checks that an ID document is authentic, accurately transcribes the text on the document and compares a user-submitted selfie to the document image.

Transcribes document text with 96% accuracy

Checks for accurate format

Identifies tampered and forged documents

Verifies security features

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Scan your document

Our image capture tool guides users to take clear photos even with older devices.

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Smile for a selfie

We ensure a real user is behind the camera by asking them to smile to test for liveness.

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Get real-time results

In a few seconds, we will confirm the document is authentic and belongs to the user.

Ready to get started?

We are equipped to help you level up your KYC/AML compliance stack. Our team is ready to understand your needs, answer questions, and set up your account.