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Instant AML and KYC compliance solution for Burkina Faso

Smile ID equips businesses with efficient tools to ensure comprehensive AML and KYC compliance through its robust identity verification solutions in Burkina Faso. Our platform enables the immediate authentication of customer identities, facilitating smooth onboarding processes that comply with KYC, AML, and data protection standards required by regulations in Burkina Faso.
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Country Overview

As a member state of the Intergovernmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA) which is affiliated with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), Burkina Faso has implemented KYC/AML regulations in line with international standards.

Regulatory Overview

KYC/AML regulations

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

  • Banque Centrale des États de l'Afrique de l'Ouest, (BCEAO)
  • Cellule Nationale de Traitement des informations financières (CENTIF)
  • Burkina Faso Financial Intelligence Unit (BFIU)

The primary legislation governing KYC/AML in Burkina Faso is the Directive relating to the fight against the financing of terrorism in the member states of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA).

Choose Smile ID as your trusted compliance partner for AML/KYC regulations in Burkina Faso!

Data protection regulations

The Commission de l'Informatique et des Libertés ('CIL') enforces Burkina Faso’s data protection laws.

Institutions are required to obtain users’ consent before processing and transferring personal data. Users are entitled to the erasure of their personal data upon request.

Accurately authenticate and onboard users in Burkina Faso

Expand your business in Burkina Faso with Smile ID. We help fast-growing companies stay compliant, prevent fraud, and simplify user verification processes with ease. Confidently verify Burkinabé users and prevent fraud:

Validate up to 7 types of IDs, including Burkinabé National ID, Driver’s Licence, Passport, Voter ID, and more.

Utilise de-biased models with 99.8% accuracy for all African skin tones.

Implement image capture SDKs optimised for low bandwidth and compatible with software versions as low as Android 5.0.

Conduct global AML checks against over 1100 global sanctions, PEPs, and adverse media watchlists.

Ensure enterprise-level security with ISO 27001, SOC 2 Type 1 & 2 certifications.

Instantly verify up to 7 ID types in Burkina Faso

We empower businesses with the flexibility to verify their user identity using any of the following ID documents. All we need is a document photo and a selfie.

Burkina Faso National Identity Card

The Burkina Faso National Identity Card includes various official identification forms issued to citizens, such as National IDs, Consular IDs, and Diplomat IDs. These cards are fundamental for verifying an individual's identity and accessing government and private services.

Burkina Faso Driver License

The Burkina Faso Driver License is a key document for individuals authorized to drive within the country. It serves as proof of identity and legal driving status, ensuring that drivers meet the required qualifications and adhere to road safety regulations.

Burkina Faso Occupation Card

Burkina Faso Occupation Cards include various professional identification documents, such as Driver Training Certificates, Police IDs, and other Professional IDs. These cards verify an individual's qualifications and professional status, facilitating employment and professional activities.

Burkina Faso Passport

The Burkina Faso Passport is an internationally recognized travel document issued to citizens of Burkina Faso. It allows for international travel, serving as proof of identity and nationality, and ensures legal and secure cross-border movement.

Verify users in Burkina Faso 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 Burkina Faso) with 96% OCR accuracy.

Integration options

Seamlessly integrate our solutions with your existing infrastructure via API or no-code options, 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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