Product Updates

Identity Document Scanning product updates – July 2022

July 31, 2022
Identity Document Scanning product updates – July 2022

We’re super excited to announce a new-better-than-ever version of Identity Document Scanning with 50 new identity documents and significantly improved document scanning accuracy.

Before jumping to the specifics, let’s talk about why this matters. ID scanning is a person’s first touchpoint with your business, even before they start actively using your services. We’re working hard on making that first impression a great one.

Here’s what’s new:

Improved accuracy

The average accuracy rate is now 96.34% across all documents and fields. Compared to the last release, accuracy is 2.5% better and an impressive 41% error rate reduction. 

More supported ID documents

Our network of supported ID types is growing, we added 16 new identity document types. And there are 26 new versions of IDs that we already support. Additionally, 8 new ID types are in beta and ready for testing. Here’s the full list of supported documents

Northern America

  • USA – Passport Card
  • USA – District of Columbia – ID Card
  • USA – Iowa – ID Card
  • USA – Tennessee – ID Card

Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Cuba – Paper Passport 
  • Dominican Republic – Paper Passport
  • Panama – Residence Permit (front only)
  • Peru – Paper Passport

Europe

  • Cyprus – Paper Passport
  • Germany – Minors Passport
  • UK – Proof of Age Card (front only)
  • Ukraine – Residence Permit
  • Ukraine – Temporary Residence Permit

Middle East and Africa

  • Qatar – Paper Passport
  • UAE – Paper Passport

Oceania

  • Australia – Northern Territory – Proof of Age Card

Back side scanning is now available for these documents:

  • Austria – ID Card
  • Australia – South Australia – Driving license
  • Australia – Tasmania – Driving license
  • Canada – Quebec – Driving license
  • Mexico – Quintana Roo Solidaridad – Driving license
  • USA – Washington – Driving license

These documents are no longer in BETA:

  • Algeria – Paper Passport
  • Slovakia – Residence Permit
  • USA – Mississippi – ID Card

We keep track of new versions issued for already supported documents. Support for the new version is now available for:

  • Afghanistan – ID Card
  • Bahrain – ID Card
  • Hungary – Residence Permit
  • India – ID Card
  • Mexico – Tabasco – Driving license
  • New Zealand – Driving license (front only)
  • The Philippines – Professional ID (front only)
  • Slovakia – Residence Permit
  • South Africa – ID Card
  • Switzerland – Residence Permit
  • Trinidad and Tobago – ID Card
  • UK – Driving license (front only)
  • USA – Colorado – Driving license 
  • USA – Idaho – Driving license 
  • USA – Kansas – ID Card 
  • USA – Kentucky – Driving license 
  • USA – Maine – Driving license 
  • USA – Massachusetts – ID Card 
  • USA – Nebraska – Driving license 
  • USA – New Hampshire – Driving license 
  • USA – New Jersey – ID Card
  • USA – New Mexico – ID Card 
  • USA – North Carolina – ID Card 
  • USA – Utah – Driving license 
  • USA – Vermont Driving license 
  • USA – West Virginia – Driving license 

We added support for 8 new ID types that are currently in BETA. You can start testing these documents even though they are not fully supported: 

  • Iceland – Paper Passport
  • South Africa – ID Card (front only)
  • Brazil – Consular Passport (beta)
  • Quintana Roo Cozumel – Driving license 
  • Canada – Social Security Card (front only)
  • Canada – British Columbia – Minor Public Services Card
  • USA – Maine – ID Card
  • USA – North Dakota – ID Card

Visit our Documentation page in the Developer Hub for more detailed release notes.

We encourage you to update your Microblink SDK or API to the latest version to enjoy the best ID scanning in your app.

Integrate ID document scanning into your existing application today

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