Download Passport Scanning SDK for Android Camera
Our passport scanning SDK for Android cameras will allow you to scan the MRZ on passports using the built-in camera on an mobile phone or tablet.
Our passport scanning SDKs are used by thousands of global businesses to make identity verification easy and secure.
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How Passport Scanning Works
Developers for thousands of global organizations use the IDScan.net passport scanning SDKs to scan passports using mobile devices. This can be used to enable a hardware-free passport scanning experience, in which users can use their existing iOS or Android device to scan and parse passports.
Scan the Passport
The passport scanning SDK for Android cameras will autofocus on the Machine Readable Zone (MRZ) and take a crisp picture when the MRZ is found to be in-frame.
Translate MRZ to a Raw Data String
Once the phone or tablet takes a photo of the MRZ, the SDK will turn the barcode into a string of raw characters.
Parse the ID
Once you have a raw text string, converted from the photo of the MRZ, you can utilize our ID parsing SDK to import and classify the data into text fields for use in your CRM or application.
Passport Scanning SDK for Android SDK Resources
Easy to peruse documentation to help you make the most of our SDKs and APIs.
Try our demo tool – upload a passport photo and watch it parse data from the MRZ.
SDK Response Examples
View working code and sample projects that utilize our library of SDKs and dev tools.
Readable Fields From A Passport MRZ
The following are a list of available fields, which can be parsed from passport MRZs.
Frequently Asked Questions
The passport scanning SDK will essentially turn your mobile device into a scanning device. It is ideal for use cases where specialty scanning hardware cannot be used and users will be using their phone or tablet. ID parsing takes the information captured in the passport scan and turns it into digestible data that can be used in form fields or a database.
The passport scanning SDK is used to scan IDs using a native application. It can be used inside a web-based application, but for web-based applications or websites, we recommend using our ID parsing API, which can be set up and integrated much more quickly and includes both drivers licenses and passports. You can contact us at (504) 434-0222, and we can help you determine whether the API or SDK will be a better fit for your needs.
No. This SDK reads the MRZ. The fields and format of the MRZ are dictated by ICAO regulations – limited information can be scanned and parsed.
If you are looking to scan and verify images of passports, we recommend our mobile ID validation (DVS) product, which includes photo analysis of IDs, and facial recognition match using selfies. This SDK can use images of MRZ, however it will perform at a lower success rate because it will lack the auto-focus feature that comes standard inside our passport parsing SDK.
Yes. With VeriScan software you can scan passports and automatically capture the image on the passport to save with the profile information parsed from the passport scan.
No. Many webcams are not of a high enough quality to accurately scan barcodes, therefore we focus on passport scanning SDKs for Android and iOS.
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Other Passport Scanning SDKs
We offer passport Scanning SDKs for both iOS and Android devices.