Enable scanning of various identity documents
in your app or website.


BlinkID SDK or WEB API is a great tool to improve user experience in apps.

Use it to scan and extract data from IDs, passports or driver licenses in just a few seconds time. It is easily integrated into any existing app.


BlinkID is a great tool to quickly onboard or register users in mobile apps. It uses a mobile camera to scan IDs, driver's licenses, passports, work permits, visas, and other identity documents. 

Supported documents

BlinkID supports all documents containing MRZ (Machine Readable Zone), which includes most passports and IDs. IDs and driver's licenses with the PDF417 barcode are also supported. Scanning of all other documents is enabled with custom OCR templating.

For inquiries regarding support for any particular document or country, please contact our sales team.

USA, Canada and Latin America

BlinkID enables scanning and parsing of all driver licenses and other documents that contain PDF417 barcode. Hence, DLs of all the states in the USA, Canada, and of some countries in Latin America are supported. From the front side of the license person's photo can be extracted. Additionally, BlinkID supports scanning of both sides of the Colombian ID.

BlinkID Malaysian MyKad iKad MyTentera

Malaysian documents

Besides MyKad, we can scan and capture data from iKad, MyTentera, driving licence (lesen memandu), visas, work permits. From MyKad, iKad, and driving licence all data is extracted by performing full OCR (optical character recognition), whereas MRZ parsing is used for visas and work permits.

Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia

BlinkID supports scanning of both sides of Singaporean ID as well as the front side of IDs from Hong Kong and Indonesia. 


  • Blazing fast scanning in real time
  • Works offline, locally on a device without Internet connection
  • High accuracy in extracting all data
  • For some countries scanning of both sides of identity cards is supported with additional comparison of the data from the front and back
  • Extraction of images of the document as well as ID and/or signature photo is available

WATCH HOW IT WORKS (YouTube 0:24) 

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What is MRZ or MRTD?

MRZ is an abbreviation for Machine Readable Zone, whereas MRTD refers to Machine Readable Travel Document. MRZ is a document format containing the document holder's data in a form which is both visually readable and encoded with optical character recognition. It can be found on most of the passports and identity documents worldwide. BlinkID SDK or WEB API supports scanning and decoding of all documents with MRZ.

What is PDF417?

PDF417 is the most commonly used 2D barcode format because it's an efficient and secure way to store large amounts of data. It is used on a great number of identity & travel documents across the world. BlinkID supports data extraction from any document containing the PDF417 format.