Until recently, going through the verification process on Smartlands might seem like a bit of a hassle, but, with the integration of Onfido – the world-leading identity verification tool, the  onboarding process on the Platform has become a breeze; now it only takes 10 minutes to become a verified investor on Smartlands Platform.

Some of the steps you need to take to get verified (the provision of personal information, investor statement, risk warning and categorisation & appropriateness test) remain unchanged. The principal improvement is the identity verification process that is now fully automated using Onfido, which will verify your documents,  implement face recognition, detect forgery and fraud, and cover all necessary AML and PEP checks.

How the verification process works now

  1. Upload a quality picture or take a picture of your government-issued ID, driver’s license or a passport, proof of residence (tenancy agreement, bank statement or a utility bill with your full name and address on it, not older than 3 months).
  2. Take a selfie with your webcam / phone.
  3. Once uploaded to the Platform, Onfido processes your data to expedite the verification process – this usually takes about 5 minutes. All done!

Note that providing correct answers to the appropriateness test is required to become a verified investor on the Smartlands Platform.