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Stay compliant and onboard customers faster in Djibouti

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

As a member state of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and the Middle East and North Africa Financial Action Task Force (MENAFATF). Djibouti has implemented KYC/AML regulations in line with international standards.

Official language
Djibouti Franc

Regulatory overview

KYC/AML regulations

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

  • Banque Centrale de Djibouti (BCD),
  • Cellule de renseignement financier, Djibouti (CRF)

The primary legislation governing KYC/AML in Djibouti is Dispositif De Prévention Du Blanchiment De Capitaux Et Du Financement Des Activites Terroristes’ instruction No. 2017-02.

Data protection regulations

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) enforces Djibouti’s data protection laws via the Djibouti Data Protection Regulation.

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 Djibouti

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

Verify Djiboutians 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.

Documents we verify in Djibouti

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.

Djibouti National Identity Card

The national ID card issued by the population branch of the Ministère de l'intérieur, Djibouti and is the primary KYC document in the country.

Djibouti Passport

Passports issued by the Ministère de l'intérieur of Djibouti. They may not be as common but are an acceptable KYC document

All-in-one KYC/AML provider

Our identity verification solutions cater to various use cases, ensuring secure and compliant onboarding processes for businesses across industries.

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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.