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Stay compliant and onboard customers faster in Côte d'Ivoire

With Smile ID, you can quickly verify identities and stay compliant with digital KYC and data regulations in Côte d'Ivoire.
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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), Côte d'Ivoire has implemented KYC/AML regulations in line with international standards. Companies looking to onboard and verify users in Côte d'Ivoire are required to adhere to these standards.

Regulatory overview

KYC/AML regulations

AML/KYC regulations in Côte d'Ivoire are enforced by a number of regulators including the

  • Banque Centrale des Etats de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (BCEAO)
  • Commission Bancaire Union Monétaire Ouest Africaine)
  • Cellule Nationale de Traitement des Informations Financières

The primary KYC/AML regulation in Côte d'Ivoire is Law No. 2016-966 of December 28, 2016, on combating money laundering and terrorist financing.

Data protection regulations

The Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL) enforces Côte d'Ivoire’s data protection laws which can be found in Law No. 2013-450 of December 19, 2013, on the protection of personal data.

Data controllers must obtain customers’ consent before processing and transferring personal data, except in limited circumstances. Customers also have the right to request deletion of their personal data

Accurately verify users in Côte d'Ivoire

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 Côte d'Ivoire

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.

Côte d'Ivoire National Identity card

National identity cards issued by the Office National de l'Etat Civil et de l'Identification (ONECI)) are the most common form of identification in Côte d'Ivoire.

Côte d'Ivoire Passport

The Ivorien Office National des Passeports - ONP issues passports that can be used as an identity verification document to citizens.

Côte d'Ivoire Driver’s License

Drivers Licenses issued by the Ivorien Ministry of Transport are an acceptable KYC document

Côte d'Ivoire Resident Card

Resident cards are issued by Office national d'identification, (ONI) to non-citizens who reside in the country, and can be used to verify their identities.

Verify Ivorians 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.

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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.