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Stay compliant and onboard customers faster in Algeria

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

Algeria 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 Algeria are expected to adhere to local and international KYC/AML regulations.

Regulatory overview

KYC/AML regulations

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

  • Bank of Algeria (Banque d'Algérie),
  • Financial Intelligence Processing Unit (CTRF)

The primary KYC/AML regulation in Algeria is the Law on the Prevention and Fight against Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism.

Data protection regulations

Data rights in Algeria 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 verify users in Algeria

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 Algeria

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.

Algerian National ID

This National ID issued by the Algerian Ministry of Interior and Local Authorities is the most common form of ID in Algeria

Algerian Passport

Issued by the Algerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Algerian passport is an acceptable KYC document for onboarding residents and citizens.

Algerian Driver’s License

Driver’s Licenses issued by the Algerian Ministry of Public Works and Transport can also be used to verify identities in the country.

Verify Algerians 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.