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Stay compliant and onboard customers faster in Egypt

With Smile ID, you can quickly verify identities and stay compliant with KYC, AML and data protection regulations in Egypt.
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Country overview

Egypt is a member of the Financial Action Task Force (FAFT) and the Middle East and North Africa Financial Action Task Force (MENAFATF). Businesses looking to digitally onboard and verify customers in Egypt are expected to adhere to local and international KYC/AML regulations.

Regulatory overview

KYC/AML regulations

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

  • Central Bank of Egypt (CBE), and
  • Egyptian Financial Regulatory Authority (FRA)

The primary legislation governing KYC/AML in Egypt is the Anti-Money Laundering Law No. 80 of 2002 and its executive regulations.

Data protection regulations

Personal data in Egypt is protected by the Personal Data Protection Law No. 151 of 2020 which is enforced by the Personal Data Protection Center (PDPC)

Financial institutions are required to obtain the consent of their customers before collecting and using their personal data.

Accurately verify users in Egypt

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

The most extensive ID coverage on the continent

99.8% recognition accuracy for faces of all skin tones

A solution that is compatible with any device

Documents we verify in Egypt

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.

Egyptian National Identity Card

Recently revised in 2014, all Egyptian citizens aged 16 and above are required by the Egyptian Ministry of Interior to have a valid national ID card.

Egyptian Driver’s License

The driver’s license is issued by the Ministry of Interior to citizens who can own or operate a motor vehicle. It is often used as a secondary form of ID for KYC purposes.

Egyptian Passport

Revised in 2015, the Egyptian passport is another popular form of ID among citizens. It is widely used for KYC/AML purposes.

Egyptian Resident Card

The Egyptian Resident Card is issued by the Ministry of Interior to Non-Egyptian residents who have been granted legal residency in the country.

Verify Egyptians 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 tool guides users to take clear photos even with older devices.

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Smile for a selfie

We ensure a real user is behind the camera by asking them to smile to test for liveness.

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Get real-time results

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

Ready to get started?

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.