Identity proofing with BioID PhotoVerify:
Know Your Customer with Confidence

PhotoVerify provides convenient live ID photo verification that reliably and securely 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 live and deters spoofing attacks with photos or videos. This verification of ID ownership is tailored to enable remote identity proofing and identity verification, for instance for KYC onboarding. The PhotoVerify API can be integrated directly into any website or mobile app, with strong and intuitive biometric identity proofing through the user’s webcam or smartphone camera.

BioID Photoverify combines face recognition and liveness detection technology and addresses the challenges of manual identity proofing, 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

Automating identity proofing through “live” face recognition

Companies need to be sure of their customers’ and users’ legal identities, ages or other attributes. Besides doing identity proofing in person, this process is being handled online via live video session. It is still an inconvenient and costly process though, particularly when a third-party service provider is involved. Since a person’s face changes from day to day human error is also a concern, especially with online video, 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.


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 photo 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 then automatically matches the two sources and reliably 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 proofing 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 proofing and identity verification processes in multiple ways: BioID PhotoVerify enables remote ID verification that is more economical, secure and customer-friendly.