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Identity Document Scanning product updates – November 2022

November 22, 2022
Identity Document Scanning product updates – November 2022

Find out what’s new in the v6 release of Identity Document Scanning, and how the updates empower your solution and delight your customers.

Here’s a quick overview of the biggest features that will be available in v6.

Extracting ID data from Arabic and Cyrillic IDs

When we say you can scan IDs across the globe, we really mean it. Our list of supported documents got richer now that we can scan IDs including Arabic and Cyrillic scripts. This fantastic new feature also covers multiscript IDs meaning that we extract data written in both Latin and Arabic data fields.

Better barcode scanning and data extraction

We’ve improved scanning accuracy for all IDs that hold a PDF417 or other barcode types. This means that the error rate is now 20% lower, which brings even cleaner and more reliable data with every scan of an identity document. 

Seamless device-to-device ID scanning

If users access your service via a computer browser and their webcam quality isn’t sufficient to scan IDs, don’t worry. With our latest update, users can scan documents with their phones and then seamlessly return to their onboarding device of choice.

New user instructions that lead to successful scans

More detailed instructions on how to scan identity documents, via an intro tutorial or tooltip during scanning, leading to improved success rates in ID scanning and data extraction.

In-depth error messaging for developers

You asked, we listened! With v6, you’ll get more detailed error messages regarding end-user activity, to better understand if scans should be repeated or accepted.

Easier implementation

Less code, less headaches! You can now implement basic Identity Document Scanning in a single line of code.

Our updated Identity Document Scanning product will be available through:

  • Native and cross-platform mobile SDKs
  • Self-hosted API
  • In-Browser SDK

Supported identity documents – What’s new in v6?

Enabled data extraction for IDs with Arabic script

  • Egypt – ID card
  • Jordan – ID card
  • UAE – ID card
  • UAE – Passport
  • UAE – Resident ID

Enabled data extraction for IDs with Cyrillic script

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina – ID card
  • Bulgaria – Drivers License
  • Bulgaria – ID card
  • North Macedonia – Drivers License
  • North Macedonia – ID card
  • Serbia – ID card
  • Ukraine – Drivers License
  • Ukraine – ID card
  • Ukraine – Residence Permit
  • Ukraine – Temporary Residence Permit

New versions of already supported documents

  • Mexico – Aguascalientes – Driving license
  • Mexico – Baja California – Driving license 
  • Mexico – Hidalgo – Driving license
  • USA – Delaware – Driving license
  • USA – Florida – ID card
  • USA – Hawaii – Driving license
  • USA – Kentucky – ID card
  • USA – Maryland – ID card
  • USA – Michigan – ID card
  • USA – Mississippi – Driving license
  • USA – Mississippi – ID card
  • USA – Missouri – ID card
  • USA – Ohio – ID card
  • USA – Oklahoma – ID card
  • USA – Rhode Island – Driving license 

No longer BETA

  • Australia – New South Wales – ID card
  • Australia – South Australia – Proof of Age Card 
  • Belgium – Minors ID card
  • Belgium – Passport
  • Canada – Tribal ID card
  • Canada – Weapon Permit
  • Canada – British Columbia – Minors Public Services Card
  • Ireland – Public Services Card
  • Israel – ID card
  • Ivory Coast – Driving License
  • Lebanon – ID card
  • Libya – Polycarbonate Passport 
  • Mexico – Colima – Driving license
  • Mexico – Michoacan – Driving license
  • Mexico – Tamaulipas – Driving license 
  • Mexico – Zacatecas – Driving license
  • Myanmar – Driving license
  • Panama – Temporary Residence Permit
  • Slovenia – Residence Permit
  • Trinidad and Tobago – Driving license
  • USA – Passport
  • USA – Maine – ID card

Currently in BETA

  • Cuba – ID card
  • Cayman Islands – Drivers License
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