PhotoVerify Identity Verification for eKYC

Know Your Customer KYC Onboarding

PhotoVerify provides convenient live ID photo verification that reliably recognizes whether the person on the ID is the one looking at the camera (face match). At the same time, patented liveness detection ensures that the person is present and deters spoofing attacks with photos or videos. This verification of ID ownership is tailored to enable remote identity proofing. Automated identity verification is required for KYC compliant digital onboarding. The PhotoVerify API can be integrated directly into any website or mobile app, with strong and intuitive biometric selfie verification through the user’s webcam or smartphone camera.

BioID Photoverify combines face recognition and liveness detection technology and addresses the challenges of manual identity verification, replacing it with an accurate, convenient, economical solution ideal for applications such as:

  • Registration for online banking and other services
  • Electronic document signing and online legal transactions
  • Online renewal of identity documents (passports, etc.)
  • Verifying attributes such as age, home address, citizenship, etc.
  • “Proof of life” verification for recipients of pensions and other benefits

Automated identity verification through “live” face recognition

Companies need to be sure of their customers’ and users’ legal identities, ages or other attributes. Besides doing identity verification in person, this process is being handled online via live video sessions. This is an inconvenient and costly process though. Since a person’s face changes from day to day human error is also a concern, especially with online videos, due to bad lighting and poor video-streaming quality. Thus, BioID has developed an automated biometric verification of ID ownership called PhotoVerify. Adding this to an ID authenticity check determines that the person submitting the ID document actually owns it and enables trusted remote identity verification.

Benefits of Remote Identity Verification with PhotoVerify

More convenient, simple user experience 24×7



Personnel savings through automation

Freedom from external service providers



Accuracy by live detection & eliminating human error

How PhotoVerify verifies ID ownership

BioID PhotoVerify is easy to use and only requires three images, captured through the user’s webcam or smartphone camera:

  • Two live recorded photos, which are analyzed to ensure liveness and prevent photo / video replay and other presentation attacks.
  • One snapshot of a photo ID, such as a passport or driver’s license, which is compared to the live images (face match). 

BioID’s sophisticated algorithm automatically matches the two sources and identifies the authenticating person within seconds, making sure that (1) the live images are truly from a live person, not a photo or video, and (2) the live person matches the ID photo. Since no biometric templates or photos are stored and all data is deleted after the operation, it fulfills all requirements for an anonymous identity verification service and is GDPR compliant. This technology is based on BioID’s cloud service with long proven face recognition and patented liveness detection, and can easily be integrated for any browser- or mobile-based application.

Our customers within and outside the EU benefit from automating their identity verification processes in multiple ways: BioID PhotoVerify enables remote digital onboarding that is more economical, secure and customer-friendly.

Interested in automated identity verification?