‘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

Newly added
Bolivia (front, back)
Canada - Manitoba (front)
Chile - Alien ID (front, back)
China (front, back)
Colombia - Minors ID (front, back)
Greece (front)
Haiti (front, back)
Montenegro (front, back)
Nicaragua (front, back)
Nigeria (front, back)
Oman - Resident ID (front, back)

USA
Arkansas (front, back)
Connecticut (front, back)
Maryland (front, back)
Minnesota (front, back)
Nevada (front, back)
New York City (front, back)
Virginia (front, back)

Support for back side added on
Argentina
Ecuador 
Finland
Uruguay

In beta
Colombia - Alien ID (front)
Honduras (front, back)
Israel (front, back)
Philippines - TAX ID (front)
Philippines - Voter ID (front)
Puerto Rico - Voter ID (front)
South Korea (front)
USA - Kansas (front, back)
Venezuela (front)

No longer beta
Canada - Alberta
Malaysia - MyKAS
Saudi Arabia
Sri Lanka
USA - Idaho

 

Driver licenses

Newly added
Albania (front)
Latvia (front)
Luxembourg (front)
Montenegro (front)
Paraguay (front, back)
Peru (front, back)
South Korea (front)
Ukraine (front)
Venezuela (front)

Support for back side added on
Nigeria
USA - New York

In beta
Bahamas (front)
Bermuda (front)
Bolivia (front)
Chile (front)
Dominican Republic (front, back)
Ecuador (front)
El Salvador (front, back)
Guatemala (front, back)
Haiti (front)
Honduras (front, back)
Iceland (front)
Japan (front)
Jordan (front)
Vietnam (front)

México (Beta)
Baja California (front)
Chihuahua (front)
Ciudad De Mexico (front)
Guanajuato (front)
Michoacan (front)
Tamaulipas (front, back)
Veracruz (front, back)
Professional DL (front)

No longer beta
Brazil 
México - Nuevo León
Panama
Portugal

 

Passports

Newly added
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Cambodia
Czechia
Latvia
Lithuania
Montenegro
Romania
Russia
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Thailand
Ukraine
Venezuela

In beta
Albania
Latvia - Alien passport

 

Residence permits

Newly added
Belgium (front, back)
Canada (front, back)
Cyprus (front, back)
Italy (front, back)
Netherlands (front, back)
Norway (front, back)
Spain (front, back)
Sweden (front, back)

Support for back side added on
Qatar

In beta
Denmark (front, back)
Estonia (front, back)
Hungary (front)
Latvia (front, back)
Luxembourg (front)
Malta (front, back)
Poland (front, back)
Portugal (front, back)
Slovakia (front, back)
Switzerland (front, back)
Taiwan - Temporary residence permit (front)
Turkey (front)

 

Other documents

Newly added
Canada - Ontario - Health insurance card (front)
Philippines - Social security card (front)
USA -  Green card (front, back)
USA - Texas - Weapon permit (front)

In beta
Hungary - Address card (front, back)

 

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)