ID Scanning API

Our ID scanning and parsing API allows you to read government issued IDs from the US and Canada inside applications in real time. Available 24/7 with a reliable backup server.

Powering ID Verification Technology

Our ID scanning API powers native and web applications around the globe, using a variety of development frameworks.

Request A Quote

API usage is based on the number of monthly scans and scales based on scan volume. Use our Quote Request Form, or give us a call at (504) 434-0222, and a representative will provide custom pricing.

Why implement digital identity verification?

In a mobile-first world consumers expect to be able to initiate and complete transactions from their phone, in a matter of seconds. Using our ID scanning and ID parsing API you can integrate robust identity verification into your application or workflows.

ID Parsing From 2D Barcode

Studies show that nearly 1 in 2 records in most CRMs contains a typo. You can completely eliminate data entry errors on identity data with ID parsing. ID parsing takes the raw information stored in the barcode and formats it for instant entry into your existing database or form. ID parsing is more accurate and reliable than optical character recognition (OCR).

Automate Signs Ups & Enrollment

Remove unnecessary paper and processes from your onboarding. Digital identity verification and ID scanning allows your customers to sign up at their own pace, and gives your team confidence in the accuracy and validity of their information.

Use our API to check IDs

We perform best-in-class 2D barcode analysis to help detect and catch suspicious IDs.

Perform Facial Recognition

Leverage our facial recognition API or SDK to add face matching to your application. Match faces in photos and video to the image on an ID.

ID Scanning API Resources

What fields can be returned in the API response?

We have the ability to return more than 40 fields on a scanned drivers license, including, but not limited to:

First Name
Last Name
Gender
Hair Color
Eye Color
Height
Weight
Address
City
State
Country
Age
ID Number
Image of sample API fields from ID Scan

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does the ID Scanning API cost?

Pricing is based on volume. We have a low monthly minimum, which covers up to 1,000 ID scans/month.

How long does it take to return results after the scan?

Scan results are typically returned in less than 1 second. However, there are some variables depending on the application. If you are using our authentication tools to perform a more robust set of checks, or comprehensive fake ID detection, then results can take up to 15 seconds per scan.

How often is the API updated?

The API is updated between 4 and 10 times annually based on the number of new IDs published in the year. We update the API as frequently as needed to ensure a high degree of compatibility with all North American IDs.

What type of API is the IDScan.net ID Scanning API?

It is a RESTful API.

What are the images requirements for this API?

Images should ideally be no more than 1500px wide, with a resolution no less than 96dpi (150dpi is recommended). JPEG compression should be no less than 15%.

ID Parsing SDKs

Would you rather embed ID scanning and parsing inside your application? Download our easy-to-use SDKs which work offline and can be used inside native applications.

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