Stay compliant and onboard customers faster in Burkina Faso
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.
- Official languages
- French, M
- Population with ID
- West African CFA franc
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
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
Scan your document
Our image capture tool guides users to take clear photos even with older devices.
Smile for a selfie
We ensure a real user is behind the camera by asking them to smile to test for liveness.
Get real-time results
In a few seconds, we will confirm the document is authentic and belongs to the user.
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
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