Business Verification

Required Class: ID Api Class or Business Verification Class

Running Business Verification on Python

  1. Get your Smile ID Partner ID

  2. Get your API Key (take note of the environment you are running the job in)

  3. Get the business information from your users

  4. Submit the Job to Smile ID

  5. Interpret your results

Get your Partner ID

You can find your Partner ID in the menu list when logged into the portal.

Get your API Key

Your api key is in the developer section of the portal.

  • Click on the Generate New API Key button

  • Copy your api key (ensure you are in the right environment)

Get the business information from your users

To submit a Business Verification KYC job you need the business information of your business. Depending on the id type you are attempting to query, the required information varies. For the comprehensive list of required information for each id type, check the page dedicated to each id type in the KYB Supported Countries section of the docs.

Submit the Job to Smile ID

You can copy the sample code below and edit with your partner and job details.

from smile_id_core.BusinessVerification import BusinessVerification
from smile_id_core import ServerError

# Initialize Values
partner_id = "<Your partner ID>"; # login to the Smile ID portal to view your partner id
api_key = "<Your API key>"; # copy your API key from the Smile ID portal
sid_server = <0 or 1>; # Use 0 for the sandbox server, use 1 for production server

connection = BusinessVerification(partner_id, api_key, sid_server)

# Create required tracking parameters
partner_params = {
    "user_id": "<put your unique ID for the user here>",
    "job_id": "<put your unique job ID here>",
    "job_type": 7,

# Create ID info
id_info = {
    "country": "<2-letter country code>",
    "id_type": "<supported ID Type>",
    "id_number": "<id number>",  # <valid id number>
    "business_type": "<supported buiness type>",  # bn | co | it NOTE: This is only required for
    "postal_address": "<4 or 5 digit postal address>",  # NOTE: This is only required for
    "postal_code": "<5 digit postal code>",  # NOTE: This is only required for

# Submit the Job
    response = connection.submit_job(partner_params, id_info_params)
except ValueError:
    # some of your params entered for a job are not valid or missing
    print("handle ValueError")
except ServerError:
    # Server returned an error
    print("handle ServerError")

Example Response Body

Your response will return a JSON String containing the below:


    "JSONVersion": "1.0.0",
    "SmileJobID": "0000020855",
    "PartnerParams": {
        "job_id": "job-40fcd3aa-68ad-4b03-84c3-3a59c7a4ebcd",
        "user_id": "user-f193ac26-0ff7-4f8a-a841-4a79cd7a311a",
        "job_type": 7,

    "ResultType": "Business Verification",
    "ResultText": "Business Verified",
    "ResultCode": "1012",
    "IsFinalResult": "true",
    "Actions": {
        "Verify_Business": "Verified",
        "Return_Business_Info": "Returned",
    "company_information": {
        "company_type": "PRIVATE_COMPANY_LIMITED_BY_SHARES",
        "country": "Nigeria",
        "address": "22, Ojora Close, Victoria Island, Lagos",
        "registration_number": "0000000",
        "search_number": "0000000",
        "authorized_shared_capital": "10000000",
        "industry": "Technology Solutions Company",
        "tax_id": "N/A",
        "registration_date": "2016-01-28T16:06:22.003+00:00",
        "phone": "08000000000",
        "legal_name": "SMILE IDENTITY NIGERIA LIMITED",
        "state": "LAGOS",
        "email": "",
        "status": "ACTIVE",
    "fiduciaries": [
            "name": "Company X",
            "fiduciary_type": "SECRETARY_COMPANY",
            "address": "22, Ojora Close, Victoria Island, Lagos",
            "registration_number": "000000",
            "status": "N/A",
    "proprietors": [],
    "documents": {"search_certificate": ""},
    "directors": [
            "shareholdings": "100000",
            "id_number": "A000000",
            "address": "22, Ojora Close, Victoria Island, Lagos",
            "occupation": "CEO",
            "gender": "MALE",
            "nationality": "Nigerian",
            "date_of_birth": "2000-09-20",
            "name": "Joe Doe Leo",
            "id_type": "Passport",
            "phone_number": "0123456789",

Interpret your Results

You can read more about result codes and responses in the Business Verification section of the docs.

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