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Instant AML and KYC compliance solution for Cameroon

Smile ID's identity verification solutions empower businesses in Cameroon to comply with AML and KYC requirements seamlessly. By providing instant customer identity verification and efficient user onboarding, companies can ensure compliance with Cameroon's KYC, AML, and data protection laws while streamlining their processes.
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Country Overview

Cameroon is a member of the Groupe d’Action contre le Blanchiment d’argent en Afrique Centrale (GABAC), who is an associate member of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). Companies looking to digitally onboard customers and verify identities in Cameroon are expected to adhere to local and international KYC regulations.

Regulatory Overview

KYC/AML regulations

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

  • Central Bank of Central African States (BEAC), and the
  • Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC)

The primary legislation governing KYC/AML in Cameroon is Law No. 2010/12 of 21 December 2010 on the prevention and suppression of money laundering and terrorism financing.
Partner with Smile ID to ensure your business stays compliant with AML/KYC regulations in Cameroon.

Data protection regulations

National Commission for the Protection of Personal Data (CNIL) is responsible for ensuring that organisations comply with Law No. 2010/013, the governing regulation for personal data in Cameroon

This law requires organisations to obtain consent from individuals before collecting, processing, or storing their personal data. Financial institutions must comply with these regulations when collecting and storing customer data for KYC purposes.

Accurately verify and onboard users in Cameroon

Expand your business in Cameroon with Smile ID. We help rapidly growing businesses maintain compliance, prevent fraud, and streamline their user verification processes effortlessly. Confidently verify Cameroonian users and prevent fraud for seamless onboarding:

Verify up to 6 ID types, including National ID, Voter ID, Driver’s License, Passports, Registration Certificates, and more.

De-biased models ensure 99.8% accuracy across all African skin tones.

Image capture SDKs optimised for low bandwidth and compatible with all software versions as old as Android 5.0.

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

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

Accurately verify up to 6 ID types in Cameroon

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.

Cameroonian National Identity Cards

Cameroonian National Identity Cards are official documents used to verify the identity and nationality of citizens. They come in various forms, including National IDs, Consular IDs, and Diplomat IDs. These cards are essential for accessing public services, voting, and conducting legal transactions.

Cameroonian Drivers License

The Cameroonian Driver's License is issued to individuals who have met the legal requirements for operating motor vehicles. This license serves as proof of the holder's ability to drive and is necessary for legal driving on Cameroonian roads.

Cameroonian Passport

The Cameroonian Passport is an essential travel document that allows Cameroonian citizens to travel internationally. It acts as proof of identity and nationality and is required for crossing borders and gaining entry into other countries.

Cameroonian Resident ID

Cameroonian Resident IDs, including residency permits and residency cards, are issued to foreign nationals living in Cameroon. These documents verify the legal status and residence of individuals, allowing them to stay and work in the country legally.

Verify Cameroonians 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

Smile ID provides multiple options to verify and onboard your customers:

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    Document Verification: Verify over 8500 documents across 220 countries globally (including Zambia) 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.