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ID Card Scanner software speeds up personal data collection

Extract German identity card data in your app with Scanbot’s ID scan solution.

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Mobile ID Card Scanning

Capture ID Card data instantly with the Scanbot SDK

To automate ID document processing, you need to extract the data as key-value pairs first. With the Scanbot ID Card Scanner, you can read out all relevant personal data from German ID cards in that form. This is ideal for customer verification on the last mile, for digital check-in, or to replace time-consuming identification procedures such as PostIdent. By adding ID scanning to your app, you can cut manual data entry workload and cost now.

Mobile Data Capture for ID Card

Example use cases for the German ID scanner

ID card scanning data extraction

Customer onboarding

Simplify customer onboarding by extracting all necessary information from ID cards and pre-filling forms.

ID card scanning customer verification

Customer verification

Use the ID card scanner to verify a customer’s identity.

ID card scanning insurance banks

Anti-money laundering

Insurances and banks alike need to retain digital copies of their customers’ IDs.

German ID cards - detect, scan & extract

Supported data fields on both sides of the German identity card:

ID Card Scanning Software
  1. Document type
  2. Document ID
  3. Name, Maiden name
  4. Given names
  5. Portrait image
  6. Date of birth
  7. Nationality
  8. Place of birth
  9. Date of expiry
  10. Signature
  11. Color of eyes
  12. Height
  13. Date issued
  14. Issuing Authority
  15. Address
  16. Pseudonym
  17. Access number (CAN)

On-device solution for maximum privacy & usability

As an enterprise, you want a mobile data capture solution that works anywhere, anytime, and to the highest possible privacy standards. That is why our scanning SDKs operate solely on the mobile device. They will never track or send any data to any third-party server.
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GDPR & CCPA Compliant

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Location Independent

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No External Servers

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Frequently Asked Questions

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What information can be extracted using the ID Card Scanner for apps?

The Scanbot ID Card Scanner can capture all relevant personal information shown on German ID cards.

Which use cases can I cover with the ID Card Scanner for apps?

You can apply the ID Card Scanner to processes such as customer onboarding and verification or anti-money laundering efforts.

How does Scanbot ensure data privacy regarding the sensitive information contained in identification documents?

The Scanbot ID Card Scanner works exclusively offline, using only on-device intelligence. This way, your data is never tracked or sent to external servers.

Which development platforms are supported by the ID Card Scanner SDK?

Scanbot’s German ID Card Scanner is suitable for native iOS & Android development, and most standard hybrid development platforms.