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Instant AML and KYC compliance solution for Benin

With Smile ID’s robust identity verification solution, you can ensure seamless customer onboarding, authenticate logins and transactions, and stay compliant with KYC, AML, and data protection regulations in Benin.
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Country Overview

Benin is a member of the Inter-Governmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA), making it affiliated with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). Companies looking to digitally onboard customers and verify identities in Benin are expected to adhere to local and international KYC regulations.

Regulatory Overview

KYC/AML regulations

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

  • Cellule Nationale de Traitement des Informations Financières (CENTIF), and the
  • Banque Centrale des Etats de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (BCEAO)

The primary KYC/AML regulation in Benin is the Law on the Prevention and Repression of Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism in Benin (Law No. 2018-04).

Opt for Smile ID as your compliance partner for AML/KYC regulations in Benin!

Data protection regulations

The Autorité de Protection des Données à Caractère Personnel (APDP) enforces Benin’s data protection laws which are encoded in Law No. 2017-20.

Data controllers and processors must obtain customers’ consent before processing and transferring personal data. Users also have a right to request the deletion of their personal data which must be done within 45 days of the user’s request.

Stay compliant and prevent fraud in Benin

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

Verify up to 6 ID Types including National IDs, Driver's licenses, Passports, etc

De-biased models with a 99.8% recognition accuracy for all African skin tones

Image capture SDKs optimised for low bandwidth and all software versions as low as Android 5.0

Global AML Check against over 1100 global sanctions, PEPs, and adverse media watchlists.

Enterprise-level security standard with ISO 27001, SOC 2 Type 1 & 2 certifications.

Accurately verify up to 6 ID types in Benin

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.

Benin National Identity Card

The Benin National Identity Card encompasses various forms of identification issued to citizens, including National IDs, Consular IDs, and Diplomat IDs. These cards are crucial for verifying the identity of individuals within the country.

Benin Drivers License

The Benin Drivers License is an essential document for individuals legally authorised to drive within the country. It serves as a primary means of identification and proof of driving competency.

Benin Passport

The Benin Passport is an internationally recognised travel document issued to citizens of Benin. It facilitates international travel and serves as proof of identity and nationality.

Benin Resident ID

Benin Resident IDs, such as residency permits and residency cards, are issued to foreign nationals residing in Benin. These documents are essential for legal residency and access to various services within the country.

Verify users from Benin 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 tools guide users to take clear photos even with older devices.

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Smile for a selfie

Ensure the real user is behind the camera with a smile to test for liveness.

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Get real-time results

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

Comprehensive Identity verification (KYC/AML) solution in one place

Choose the right option to verify and onboard your customers.

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    Document Verification: With Smile ID, you can verify over 8500 documents across 220 countries globally (including Benin) with 96% OCR accuracy.

Integration options

Seamlessly integrate our solutions via API or no-code option, with your existing infrastructure and automate your compliance. Available integration options include:

Smile Links: Flexible, no-code option for creating customised user verification flows

SDKs: iOs, Android, Hosted Web, Flutter, REACT Native

Server-to-server libraries: Ruby, Java, PHP, Python, node.js

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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.