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Stay compliant and onboard customers faster in Burundi

With Smile ID, you can quickly verify identities and stay compliant with KYC, AML and data protection regulations in Burundi.
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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), Burundi has implemented KYC/AML regulations in line with international standards.

Regulatory overview

KYC/AML regulations

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

  • Banque de la République du Burundi(BRB),
  • Burundi Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU).

The primary legislation governing KYC/AML in Burundi Is the Burundi Law No. 1/23 of June 23, 2014, on the prevention and suppression of money laundering and terrorist financing.

Data protection regulations

There is no specific data protection legislation has been adopted.

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 Burundi

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 in Africa

99.8% recognition accuracy for faces of all skin tones

A solution that is compatible with any device

Documents we verify in Burundi

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.

Burundi Passport

Passports issued by Commissariat General des Immigrations may not be the most popular ID but are acceptable KYC documents.

Verify Burundians 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.