Using ID Number
Smile ID supported ID Types and the formats of the ID Numbers
Smile Identity lets you verify and lookup ID information.
Below is a full list of countries and ID Types we currently support.
For more information on any of our supported id type you can check its dedicated page.
All ID Types require the ID Number to be entered in the appropriate format. There are some examples listed in the table below, you can also ensure your users enter the correct ID Number format by following our Regex examples.
Some ID Types require additional input when querying their databases, See the required inputs table for the list of additional inputs.

Know Your Customer (KYC)

Country
Country Code
id_type
Format
🇬🇭
Ghana
GH
DRIVERS_LICENSE
*B0000000
Ghana
GH
PASSPORT
*G0000000
Ghana
GH
SSNIT
*C000000000000
Ghana
GH
VOTER_ID
0000000000
**Ghana
GH
NEW_VOTER_ID
0000000000
🇰🇪
Kenya
KE
ALIEN_CARD
000000
Kenya
KE
NATIONAL_ID
00000000
Kenya
KE
PASSPORT
*A00000000
🇳🇬
Nigeria
NG
BVN
00000000000
Nigeria
NG
NIN
00000000000
***Nigeria
NG
NIN_SLIP
00000000000
Nigeria
NG
DRIVERS_LICENSE
*ABC000000000
****Nigeria
NG
PHONE_NUMBER
00000000000
Nigeria
NG
VOTER_ID
0000000000000000000
Nigeria
NG
BANK_ACCOUNT
0000000000
🇿🇦
NOTE * - Letter prefix e.g. "C" prior to number format ** - All Ghana voter's ID issued from June 2020 is the new Ghana Voter's ID *** - Same as NIN but includes a photo of the NIN slip **** - PHONE_NUMBER service is available on Identity Verification product only
ADDITIONAL REQUIRED INPUTS
Some ID Types require additional inputs to complete a Validation. They are listed below:
Country
Country Code
id_type
Required Fields
🇬🇭
Ghana
GH
DRIVERS_LICENSE
  • ID number
Ghana
GH
PASSPORT
  • ID number
Ghana
GH
SSNIT
  • ID number
Ghana
GH
VOTER_ID
  • ID number
🇰🇪
Kenya
KE
ALIEN_CARD
  • ID number
Kenya
KE
NATIONAL_ID
  • ID number
Kenya
KE
PASSPORT
  • ID number
🇳🇬
Nigeria
NG
BVN
  • ID number
Nigeria
NG
NIN
  • ID number
Nigeria
NG
NIN_SLIP
  • ID number
Nigeria
NG
DRIVERS_LICENSE
  • ID number
  • First name
  • Last name
  • Date of birth
Nigeria
NG
PHONE_NUMBER
  • ID number (the phone number is the ID number)
Nigeria
NG
VOTER_ID
  • ID number
Nigeria
NG
BANK_ACCOUNT
  • ID number
  • Bank code (check bank codes table below)
🇿🇦
South Africa
ZA
NATIONAL_ID
  • ID number
For Driver's License in Nigeria; the required ID number and Last Name must be valid. However, the First Name and Date of Birth (YYYY-MM-DD) can be arbitrary but must be entered in the appropriate format.

Bank Codes

Bank
Bank Codes
Access Bank
044
Access Bank (Diamond Bank)
063
Ecobank
050
Enterprise Bank
084
Fidelity Bank
070
First Bank
011
First City Monument Bank
214
Guaranty Trust Bank
058
Heritage Bank
030
Jaiz Bank
301
Keystone Bank
082
Mainstreet Bank
014
Polaris Bank
076
Stanbic IBTC
039
Skye Bank
076
Sterling Bank
232
Union Bank
032
UBA
033
Unity Bank
215
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