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Stay compliant and onboard customers faster in Cameroon

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

Cameroon is a member of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and Groupe d’Action contre le Blanchiment d’argent en Afrique Centrale (GABAC), Companies looking to digitally onboard customers and verify identities in Cameroon are expected to adhere to local and international KYC regulations.

Regulatory overview

KYC/AML regulations

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

  • Central Bank of Central African States (BEAC), and the
  • Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC)

The primary legislation governing KYC/AML in Cameroon is Law No. 2010/12 of 21 December 2010 on the prevention and suppression of money laundering and terrorism financing.

Data protection regulations

National Commission for the Protection of Personal Data (CNIL) is responsible for ensuring that organizations comply with Law No. 2010/013, the governing regulation for personal data in Cameroon

This law requires organizations to obtain consent from individuals before collecting, processing, or storing their personal data. Financial institutions must comply with these regulations when collecting and storing customer data for KYC purposes.

Accurately verify users in Cameroon

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 Cameroon

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.

Cameroon National Identity Card

The Cameroon National Identity Card is issued by the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Decentralization. It is the most popular form of identification in the country

Cameroon Voters ID

Voters IDs are issued by Elections Cameroon (ELECAM) to citizens who are registered to vote.

Cameroon Passport

Issued by the Ministry of External Relations to citizens looking to travel internationally, the Cameroonian passport is a valid means of identification. It is not as popular as the previous two forms of identification.

Cameroon Driver’s License

Driver’s licenses are issued by the Cameroonian Ministry of Transport to citizens who have completed a driving course and passed a driving test. It is typically used as a secondary identification document

Verify Cameroonians 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.