Passport Recognizer

Key information extraction from passports for your specific use

Transform Passports into structured data in real-time with our Passport Recognizer

Click and Use

No setup or retraining is required. Benefit from our powerful Passport Recognizer trained on millions of passports from all over the world.

End-to-end Automation

The entire extraction process is performed without any human inputs, providing you a real-time experience with a maximum level of data privacy.

Robust and Well-Proven

Achieved high extraction performances at scale in Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Malaysia, or any latin alphabets, across a wide range of industries and sectors.

Fast and efficient

Our recognizer works synchronously, with an average processing time of 1.5 seconds per page for pdfs and 1.1 seconds for images.

What is a Passport Recognizer?

Passport Recognizer is a software technology transforming photos or scans of passports into meaningful structured data, backed by Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and Natural Language Processing (NLP). This technology is mainly used to automate passport scanning in order to reduce the need of manual data entry.

Machine Readable Zone (MRZ) and Passport Recognizer

Meaningful information such as the name, passport number, or date of birth can be found in two different areas in the passport: (1) the body and (2) the MRZ. All the data are included in the passport's body while the MRZ only contains a subset of them. The MRZ is the zone including two lines of characters. It includes only the most important passport data and historically, technologies only rely on this area to capture information from passport images. Our Passport Recognizer reads information from both parts in order to optimize the performance of information extraction.

Passport Recognizer for KYC processes

Know Your Customer (KYC) is a very important part of business processes in many industries and companies. Optimizing these processes is one of the key challenges nowadays. OCR technologies act as an important role to solve this challenge, as they can help reduce manual data entry, avoid mistakes and save time.

Passport scanning issue

Passport scanning refers to the process of creating a digital image or pdf out of the physical passport and processing it. Most of the time, passport pictures are scanned from a printer or taken from a smartphone. In both situations, the application has to deal with images with noises, motion blur, scanner artifacts, or low-quality cameras.

Font for MRZ

The first machine-readable passports were issued in the '80s, and the font used was designed a decade before, with the constraint of being easily readable by any machines. This monospace typeface enhances the distinctness of each character, making them easier to be recognized by machines.

Passport Recognizer Demo

A real example to show the Passport Recognizer in action

Extracted Passport Data

Transform passports in any format, including scans, photos and pdfs, into usable data for your company

Frequently Asked Questions about MachIDP's Passport Recognizer

How can I test the Passport Recognizer ?

To test our Passport Recognizer, you only have to create a free account, and we will arrange a professional to communicate with you to cater your requests.

Is MachIDP's Passport Recognizer free to use ?

A free plan is available to everyone. All you need is to register with us and contact us.

What is the accuracy rate of the Passport Recognizer ?

MachIDP’s accuracy is above 90%, with precision above 97% for most of the fields. These performances are based on a data set including more than 5,000 passports.

What's the response time of the Passport Recognizer ?

The processing time is around 2 seconds per page for pdfs and 1.5 seconds for a passport image.

We keep shortening this processing time with a target of below 500ms to achieve.

Try out our Passport Recognizer

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