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Stay compliant and onboard customers faster in Eritrea

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

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

Regulatory overview

KYC/AML regulations

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

  • Bank of Eritrea (BOE),
  • Eritrea Financial Intelligence Unit (EFIU).

The primary legislation governing KYC/AML in Eritrea is The Anti-Money Laundering and Combating Financing of Terrorism Proclamation No. 175/2014.

Data protection regulations

Article 18 of Eritrea's constitution enforces Eritrea’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 verify users in Eritrea

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 Eritrea

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.

Eritrean Passport

Passports issued by Eritrean Ministry of Foreign Affairs may not be the most common but they are an acceptable KYC document.

Verify Eritreans 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 document

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.