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Instant AML and KYC compliance solution for Côte d'Ivoire

Smile ID enables businesses in Côte d'Ivoire to effortlessly achieve AML and KYC compliance through its robust identity verification solution. Quickly and accurately verify customer identities and onboard users in line with Cote d'Ivoire’s KYC, AML, and data protection regulations.
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Country Overview

As a member state of the Intergovernmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA), Côte d'Ivoire is affiliated with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and has implemented KYC/AML regulations in line with international standards. Companies looking to onboard and verify users in Côte d'Ivoire are required to adhere to these standards.

Regulatory Overview

KYC/AML regulations

AML/KYC regulations in Côte d'Ivoire are enforced by a number of regulators including the

  • Banque Centrale des Etats de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (BCEAO)
  • Commission Bancaire Union Monétaire Ouest Africaine)
  • Cellule Nationale de Traitement des Informations Financières

The primary KYC/AML regulation in Côte d'Ivoire is Law No. 2016-966 of December 28, 2016, on combating money laundering and terrorist financing.

Choose Smile ID as your comprehensive compliance partner for AML/KYC regulations in Côte d'Ivoire!

Data protection regulations

Data rights in Côte d'Ivoire are protected by Law No. 18-07 of 25 Ramadhan 1439 Relating to the Protection of Individuals in the Processing of Personal Data. However, the country does not have an active data protection authority.

Regardless, data controllers and processors in the country are advised to keep up with global data processing standards to avoid future regulatory challenges.

Accurately authenticate and onboard users in Côte d'Ivoire

Expand your business in Côte d'Ivoire with Smile ID. We empower fast-growing enterprises to maintain compliance, prevent fraud, and streamline their user verification processes seamlessly. Verify Ivorian users and prevent fraud with confidence:

Verify up to 8 types of Ivorian IDs, including National IDs, Driver's licenses, and Passports.

Our de-biased models ensure a 99.8% accuracy rate for all African skin tones.

Utilise our image capture SDKs optimised for low bandwidth and compatible with all software versions from Android 5.0 upwards.

Conduct a global AML check against over 1,100 global sanctions, PEPs, and adverse media watchlists.

Our enterprise-level security standards, including ISO 27001 and SOC 2 Type 1 & 2 certifications, ensure the highest level of data protection and compliance.

Instantly verify up to 8 ID types in Côte d'Ivoire

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.

Ivorian National Identity Cards

Ivorian National Identity Cards are official documents used to confirm the identity and citizenship of individuals in Côte d'Ivoire. These cards come in various forms, such as National IDs, Consular IDs, and Diplomat IDs, and are essential for accessing public services, voting, and conducting legal and financial transactions.

Ivorian Drivers License

The Ivorian Drivers License is an official document permitting individuals to operate motor vehicles in Côte d'Ivoire. It serves as both an identity document and proof of the holder's competence to drive.

Ivorian Passport

The Ivorian Passport is a critical travel document issued to citizens of Côte d'Ivoire, enabling them to travel internationally. It verifies the holder's identity and nationality and is required for crossing international borders and entering other countries.

Ivorian Health Card

The Ivorian Health Card is used to access healthcare services within Côte d'Ivoire. It ensures that individuals receive the medical attention they need and often includes health insurance details.

Accurately verify users in Côte d'Ivoire

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 best method to verify and onboard your customers efficiently.

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    Document Verification: With Smile ID, verify over 8500 documents across 220 countries globally, including Côte d'Ivoire, with a 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: 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: Support for Ruby, Java, PHP, Python, and Node.js

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