How we verify driving licences in seconds using iDocufy
August 27, 2019
Identity verification is growing exponentially, due to new regulation requirements, as well as the security needs of online businesses. Many customers are now required to verify ID, most commonly their driving licence, in order to create a new account.
Here we tell you how we do it using iDocufy.
Any driving licence in the world
iDocufy (our real time multi-factor identity verification solution) can read the electronic and visual data from any drivers licence, anywhere in the world. From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe and everywhere in between.
In fact, iDocufy can analyse and authenticate the data from over 6,000 different types of national document from around the globe, making it the biggest database in the world! So if you can’t find your drivers licence, it’s not a problem.
The way iDocufy works is as a quick and simple step added into the user journey, when a customer is opening an account, onboarding, or doing an online application etc. They are asked to provide a form of ID, and the solution takes care of the rest:
- Capture – The customer is prompted to take a photo of the front and back of their driving licence
- Process – Images and data are processed instantly and securely in the cloud
- Authenticate – 50+ forensic tests are performed on the credentials in real time
- Verify – Optional facial recognition match can be performed using BioMatch
In the first few milliseconds the AI-powered platform analyses the front and back photo to establish the dimensions and layout of the ID. It recognises what document type it is, and what country it comes from, and then knows where the photo and all key information will be, and then biometrically analyses the photo and captures all text information to perform matches against.
It knows if anything is wrong in a split-second
The software, powered by human assisted machine learning, analyses for any inconsistencies or indications of falsification, and can flag document errors, or tampering.
Advanced OCR technology extracts the printed PII from the document to cross-reference against the customer’s submitted information and the results of the customer’s digital verification.
iDocufy (and BioMatch when used together) then return an easy-to-understand set of results, alerts and scores, alongside an overall pass or fail result. So verification takes mere seconds.
It works on any smartphone, on any operating system. An automated platform that eliminates the time, costs, and security risks of manual checks, while producing greater accuracy.
Best-in-class ID and driver’s licence verification
As part of an online customer journey it offers great UX, that actually increases onboarding and revenues, due to customers being onboarded much much quicker than traditional (outdated) methods. It’s user-friendly, and means customers don’t have to wait for a day to get approved, or get unfairly turned away. Instead they take a quick snap of their driving licence and can get going (and that usually means get spending) straight away, using a totally accurate and automated system.
iDocufy works as a global KYC (Know Your Customer) and AML (Anti-Money Laundering) check, and also creates customer confidence due to its speed and seamless integration.
Authenticating driving licences via iDocufy is the simple and smart way to carry out identity verification and KYC checks, to reduce the risk of fraud, and comply with regulations. And iDocufy and BioMatch used together offers world-class authentication.
We make onboarding easy with enhanced checks that protect both customers and companies. Identity verification that takes a few seconds, and can be done anywhere in the world.