Passport Scanning API

Our passport scanning API allows you to scan global passports and parse data stored inside the machine readable zone (MRZ).

Powering ID Verification Technology

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

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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 digitally scan passports?

Scanning and parsing passports is ideal for businesses that operate globally or need to process individuals from a variety of countries. The consistency and accuracy of data contained within a passport MRZ allows for accurate scanning and parsing.

ID Parsing From MRZ

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.

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Use our API to check passports and passport cards

We perform best-in-class MRZ 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 a passport.

Passport Scanning API Resources

What fields can be returned in the API response?

We have the ability to return all fields stored on a passport or passport card MRZ.

First Name
Last Name
Sex
Date of Birth
Passport Number
Nationality
Country of Issue
Expiration Date
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does the Passport Scanning API cost?

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

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.

How often is the API updated?

The API is updated multiple times per year. We update as often as needed to ensure we capture any updates to ICAO standards or global passport designs.

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

It is a RESTful API.

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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