Identity Verification Online with PhotoVerify
An API for automated biometric verification of ID ownership, and more.
Validate ownership of an ID document by matching the ID photo with a selfie captured from the camera, with or without liveness detection. This ensures that the person is present, preventing the use of a stolen ID. Use cases include online identity verification for digital customer onboarding, eKYC, eSigning, and more. It can also be used as an 1:1 verification “on-the-fly” without prior enrollment, as well as generic face/photo matching, etc.
How does the Online Identity Verification with PhotoVerify work?
ID Ownership Validation in 3 Steps
Capture ID Photo
Photograph the ID photo on the ID document with a camera or digitally via NFC.
Capture 2 Selfies
Take two selfies for the algorithm to process the validation.
Given the ID photo and two selfies, the sophisticated algorithm verifies (1) whether the person is physically in front of the camera and (2) whether the ID photo and the selfies are showing the same person.
Key Benefits of PhotoVerify as an Identity Verification Online Service
Identity verification as simple
and convenient as taking a selfie.
Time & Cost Effective:
Reduce costs of manual review
with self-service identity verification.
Best-in-class biometric accuracy
at high assurance levels reducing human errors.
KYC/AML, GDPR compliant and
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Why choose Online Identity Verification with PhotoVerify
For today’s digital onboarding processes, automated identity proofing is essential and requires a 24/7 availability offer with a guaranteed seamless user experience.
In addition, more and more services have to stay compliant with KYC and AML regulations. Traditional face-to-face identity verifications, either in person or online with an agent, are costly and cannot always be performed seamlessly in real-time. These obstacles result in inefficient business operations and sometimes revenue loss due to poor user experience and performance.
The PhotoVerify API service was designed to specifically address the concerns listed above. Today, governmental services, fintech, and other service providers and businesses around the world trust and rely on our technology. PhotoVerify also enables many new use cases not possible before, such as high-value delivery services, Bring Your Own ID, and many other.
Made in Germany
Originating from the research institute Fraunhofer IIS in 1998, BioID is a German biometrics company.
Our technology has a proven record since its inception and is trusted by countless enterprises, banks, and government organizations.