Collect information from IDs, driver’s licenses, and passports from around the world
IDScan.net is the leading provider of AI-based ID scanning, ID parsing, ID authentication, and fraud detection
How ID Parsing Works
Turn 2D barcodes and MRZ into data – sync’d to any database or application
How it works
The process of collecting, separating, and classifying information from the various fields on an ID.
The individual’s information is stored on the ID in a barcode. When an ID is scanned, parsing technology automatically captures the data from the ID and converts it to a usable and consistent format.
Parsing can be accomplished easily using an ID scanner. It can also be performed using a mobile device which has been enabled with barcode scanning capabilities.
Auto-capture is a data entry process in which a scan is used to automatically fill form fields or complete data entry into a database. All the data stored on an ID can be scanned, parsed, and automatically captured for use in a database or application. This is a huge timesaver and greatly reduces errors since the exact information stored on the ID is what is ingested into the system.
ID Parsing SDKs
Are you working on a native application or web application that you would like to capture data from IDs?
Our ID Parsing SDK enables instant, accurate data capture from an ID scan.
Reach out to our developer advocacy team, or test our our SDKs below. We offer the most flexible, lightweight, and affordable identity verification developer tools in the industry.
Readable Fields From An ID
The following are a list of available fields which can be parsed from commonly issued drivers’ licenses and state-issued IDs.
Frequently Asked Questions
ID parsing simply reads barcodes and translates all the data stored in a barcode into readable data, matched to fields inside your system. It works on 2D barcodes (PDF417) and passport MRZs.
No. This SDK reads the barcode on the back of the ID and ingests the data stored in the 2D barcode. It is much more accurate than optical character recognition.
This SDK works for all US drivers’ licenses and state-issued IDs, as well as all government IDs. It also works on most Canadian IDs, military IDs, and some Canadian healthcare cards. It can also scan the MRZ on passports for all countries globally. It does not work on QR codes, magstripes, or RFID chips. We also offer credit card parsing via a separate SDK.
If you are using the camera on a mobile device you will also need our ID Scanning SDK. If you are using a device that is built for scanning no additional hardware is required.