Enable secure data extraction with a NFC Reader SDK

Capture data from international passports in your app with Scanbot's NFC Passport Reader SDK

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Lightning fast & secure – NFC scanning with the Scanbot SDK

For automatic ID processing, you need to extract the data as key-value pairs first. With the Scanbot SDK your app can quickly and accurately read the NFC chips now found in virtually all international passports, reducing costly and time-consuming manual data entry. Our software extracts and parses all relevant personal information in compliance with highest data protection standards.

Example use cases for the NFC scanner

Passenger onboarding

Speed up passenger onboarding in airports by extracting relevant information from the NFC chips in biometric ID documents.

Customer verification

Verify customers' identities with the information extracted from their ePassports.

Customer onboarding

Simplify customer onboarding in mobile apps by allowing users to scan NFC-enabled IDs.

NFC passports - detect, scan & extract

Scan the CAN and extract all relevant information from the NFC chip:


Document type


Document Id




Given names


Portrait image


Date of birth






Date of expiry


Issuing authority

On-device solution for maximum privacy & usability

As an enterprise customer, you want a mobile data capture solution that works anywhere, anytime, and to the highest possible privacy standards. That is why our Data Capture SDK operates solely on the mobile device – it will never track or send any data to any third-party server.

GDPR Compliant

GDPR & CCPA Compliant

Location Independent

Location Independent

Offline Solution

No External Servers

Learn more about our other mobile data capture solutions for ID documents

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