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Stay compliant and onboard customers faster in Burkina Faso

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

As a member state of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and the Intergovernmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA), Burkina Faso has implemented KYC/AML regulations in line with international standards.

Regulatory overview

KYC/AML regulations

AML/KYC regulations in Burkina Faso are enforced by a number of regulators including the:

  • Banque Centrale des États de l'Afrique de l'Ouest, (BCEAO),
  • Cellule Nationale de Traitement des informations financières (CENTIF),
  • Burkina Faso Financial Intelligence Unit (BFIU).

The primary legislation governing KYC/AML in Burkina Faso is the Directive relating to the fight against the financing of terrorism in the member states of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA)

Data protection regulations

The Commission de l'Informatique et des Libertés ('CIL') enforces Burkina Faso’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 Burkina Faso

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 Burkina Faso

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.

Burkina Faso National Identity Card

The national ID card issued by Office National d'Identification (ONI) is the primary KYC document in Burkina Faso.

Burkina Faso Voters ID

Voter IDs issued by La Commission électorale nationale indépendante (CENI) are required for voting in elections and can also be used as a KYC document.

Burkina Faso Passport

Passports issued by Bureau of Consular – National Police Department may not be popular but are an acceptable kyc document

Burkina Faso Driver’s License

Drivers licenses issued by the Ministère des Transports, de la Mobilité Urbaine et de la Sécurité Routière can be used to verify the holder’s identity

Verify Burkinabe 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. Onboard users anywhere in seconds with only a document image and a selfie.

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.

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