Learn more about Near Field Communication used in mobile identity verification

Online instant identity verification

In online applications, ReadID® can be used as part of an online self-service identity verification process, for example for mobile consumer onboarding for banks. This can be done from home, so there is no need to travel to an office or have someone come to the door. You simply use the consumer's smartphone to read the NFC chip, and integrated ReadID into your app through our SDK. 

✓ No manual checks needed: instant verification and cost-efficient.

✓ Verify identity documents more securely than through alternative of uploading a photo of an identity document.

✓ People can verify their identity documents online: any time, any place.

✓ People leverage smartphones and identity documents they already carry with them.

Face-to-face verification

In face-to-face applications, ReadID® is used by employees to read and verify the identity document of someone in front of them, for example, a police officer checking someone's identity on the street.

This can be done anywhere, using standard smartphones without expensive and clumsy dedicated hardware. No training required and flawless input of personal information.

 No training required to detect fraudulent identity documents.

✓ A mobile solution without the need for dedicated hardware.

✓ No manual input needed: quick and flawless input of the personal information.

✓ Better look-a-like detection thanks to the high-resolution face image from the chip.


Verify identity documents within seconds


How ReadID works

1. To gain access to the chip in your passport, you need to scan the Machine Readable Zone of the passport (or identity card) using the camera of the smartphone.


2. To read the chip in your passport through Near Field Communication (NFC), you simply hold the passport to the back of the smartphone. 

Integrate ReadID® into your own application through our SDK and APIs

ReadID highlight

To support the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union, the EU Settlement Scheme was established by the Home Office to allow EEA nationals living in the UK to apply for a UK immigration status. This innovative service is powered by ReadID, which reads the ePassport chip’s security features to authenticate the legitimacy of the document, as part of WorldReach’s Know You Traveller platform.

Read more about World’s Most Successful Remote Identity Verification Immigration Programme in our press release.


Border Control


Remote identity verification to mitigate COVID19 impact

FS tech award 2019

Florin award 2019

Accenture Innovation award 2016