Product Updates

BlinkID December product update: more new documents than ever

December 22, 2020

We’ve got 99 new documents but a Christmas Island driver licence ain’t one.

‘Tis the season to introduce a lot of new documents and a couple of new features. Let’s start with the new identity documents that have made our supported documents list:

ID cards

New documents: 

Albania – Driver License (front)
Belgium – Residence Permit (front, back)
Bolivia – ID card (front, back)
Bosnia and Herzegovina – Passport
Cambodia – Passport
Canada – Residence Permit (front, back)
Canada – Manitoba -ID card (front)
Canada – Ontario – Health Insurance Card (front)
Chile – Alien ID (front, back)
China – ID card (front, back)
Colombia – Minors ID (front, back)
Cyprus – Residence Permit (front, back)
Czechia – Passport
Greece – ID card (front)
Haiti – ID card (front, back)
Italy – Residence Permit (front, back)
Latvia – Driver License (front)
Latvia – Passport
Lithuania – Passport
Luxembourg – Driver License (front)
Montenegro – Driver License (front)
Montenegro – ID card (front, back)
Montenegro – Passport
Netherlands – Residence Permit (front, back)
Nicaragua – ID card (front, back)
Nigeria – ID card (front, back)
Norway – Residence Permit (front, back)
Oman – Resident ID (front, back)
Paraguay – Driver License (front, back)
Peru- Driver License (front, back)
Philippines – Social Security Card (front)
Romania – Passport
Russia – Passport
Serbia – Passport
Slovakia – Passport
Slovenia – Passport
South Korea – Driver License (front)
Spain – Residence Permit (front, back)
Sweden – Residence Permit (front, back)
Thailand – Passport
Ukraine – Driver License (front)
Ukraine – Passport
USA – Arkansas – ID card (front, back)
USA – Connecticut – ID card (front, back)
USA – Green Card (front, back)
USA – Maryland – ID card (front, back)
USA – Minnesota – ID card (front, back)
USA – Nevada – ID card (front, back)
USA – New York City – ID card (front, back)
USA – Texas – Weapon permit (front)
USA – Virginia – ID card (front, back)
Venezuela – Driver License (front)
Venezuela – Passport

In beta:

Albania – Passport
Bahamas – Driver License (front)
Bermuda – Driver License (front)
Bolivia – Driver License (front)
Chile – Driver License (front)
Colombia – Alien ID (front)
Denmark – Residence Permit (front, back)
Dominican Republic – Driver License (front, back)
Ecuador – Driver License (front)
El Salvador – Driver License (front, back)
Estonia – Residence Permit (front, back)
Guatemala – Driver License (front, back)
Haiti – Driver License (front)
Honduras – Driver License (front, back)
Honduras – ID card (front, back)
Hungary – Address Card (front, back)
Hungary – Residence Permit (front)
Iceland – Driver License (front)
Israel – ID card (front, back)
Japan – Driver License (front)
Jordan – Driver License (front)
Latvia – Alien Passport
Latvia – Residence Permit (front, back)
Luxembourg – Residence Permit (front)
Malta – Residence Permit (front, back)
Mexico – Baja California – Driver License (front)
Mexico – Chihuahua – Driver License (front)
Mexico – Ciudad de Mexico – Driver License (front)
Mexico – Professional Driver License (front)
Mexico – Guanajuato – Driver License (front)
Mexico – Michoacan – Driver License (front)
Mexico – Tamaulipas – Driver License (front, back)
Mexico – Veracruz – Driver License (front, back)
Philippines – Taxi ID (front)
Philippines – Voter ID (front)
Poland – Residence Permit (front, back)
Portugal – Residence Permit (front, back)
Puerto Rico – Voter ID (front)
Slovakia – Residence Permit (front, back)
South Korea -ID card (front)
Switzerland – Residence Permit (front, back)
Taiwan – Temporary Residence Permit (front)
Turkey – Residence Permit (front)
USA – Kansas – ID card (front, back)
Venezuela – ID card (front)
Vietnam – Driver License (front)

Back side supported on:

Argentina – ID card
Ecuador – ID card
Finland – ID card
Nigeria – Driver License
Qatar – Residence Permit
Uruguay – ID card
USA – New York – Driver License

No longer beta:

Brazil – Driver License
Canada – Alberta – ID card
Malaysia – MyKAS
Mexico – Nuevo Leon – Driver License
Panama – Driver License
Portugal – Driver License
Saudi Arabia – ID card
Sri Lanka – ID card
USA -Idaho – ID card

New features 

  • If a personal document has a second additional number, for example MyKad’s document number on the back side — BlinkID will extract it and make it a part of the results.
  • Partial MRZs are no longer an issue. BlinkID reads the ones with 2.5 lines — for example, on Switzerland and Liechtenstein DLs.
  • BlinkID C SDK and all web platforms can now read MRZ better, even on low-quality images.

The gifts just keep on coming —  Github (native & cross platforms/In-browser SDK/C SDK) and Docker Hub (Self-hosted API) have some additional features for developers.

To experience the new features, remember to update to the latest version of BlinkID.

Version 5.9.0 – mobile SDK (September 17, 2020)
Version 5.9.0 – C SDK (December 17, 2020)
Version 5.9.1 – In-browser SDK (December 19, 2020)
Version 5.9.0 – ImageCapture In-browser SDK (December 19, 2020)
Version 1.33.0 – Self-hosted API (December 11, 2020)

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