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Instant AML and KYC compliance solution for Burundi

Smile ID's identity verification solution enables businesses in Burundi to comply with AML and KYC requirements effortlessly. With instant customer identity verification and streamlined user onboarding, companies can ensure adherence to Burundi's KYC, AML, and data protection regulations.
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Country Overview

As a member state of the Eastern and Southern Africa Anti-Money Laundering Group (ESAAMLG), which is affiliated with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). Burundi has implemented KYC/AML regulations in line with international standards.

Regulatory Overview

KYC/AML regulations

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

  • Banque de la République du Burundi(BRB)
  • Burundi Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU)

The primary legislation governing KYC/AML in Burundi Is the Burundi Law No. 1/23 of June 23, 2014, on the prevention and suppression of money laundering and terrorist financing.

Choose Smile ID as your compliance partner for AML/KYC regulations in Burundi!

Data protection regulations

There is no specific data protection legislation has been adopted.
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 Burundi

We empower fast-growing businesses to stay compliant, prevent fraud, and streamline their user verification processes effortlessly. Verify Burundian users and prevent fraud with confidence:

Verify up to 2 ID types, including National IDs, Resident IDs, Passports, Driver’s Licenses, and more.

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

Our SDKs are optimised for low bandwidth and compatible with software versions as old as Android 5.0.

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

Benefit from enterprise-level security standards with ISO 27001, SOC 2 Type 1 & 2 certifications.

Seamlessly verify up to 2 ID types in Burundi

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.

Burundian Passport

The Burundian Passport is an essential travel document issued to citizens of Burundi. It allows for international travel, serving as proof of identity and nationality. This document ensures that Burundian citizens can move legally and securely across borders.

Burundian Travel Documents

Burundian Travel Documents include a range of documents such as border crossing documents, refugee documents, and visas. These documents are critical for facilitating international travel and movement, providing necessary identification and legal authorization for crossing borders and ensuring the safety and regulation of individuals seeking refuge or visiting other countries.

Verify Burundians 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

Select the ideal option to verify and onboard your customers seamlessly.

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    Document Verification: Verify over 8500 documents across 220 countries worldwide (including Burundi) with 96% OCR accuracy using Smile ID.

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: A flexible, no-code option for creating customised user verification flows

SDKs: Available for iOS, Android, Hosted Web, Flutter, and REACT Native

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

REST API: For comprehensive and flexible integration

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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.