Personal data collection with the MRZ Reader SDK

Enable your app to capture data from international ID documents with Scanbot’s MRZ Scanner.

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Fast & accurate MRZ data capture wherever you are

To automatically process ID information, you need to extract the data as key-value pairs first. With the Scanbot SDK, your app can quickly and accurately capture personal data from machine-readable zones (MRZ) in compliance with the highest data protection standards. Add MRZ scanning to your app and reduce manual data entry workload and cost now.

MRZ Scanner SDK

Example use cases for the MRZ scanner

MRZ scanner self check in

Self check-in

Make checking into hotels, events, or flights simple by scanning and extracting information from machine-readable zones.

MRZ Scanner Customer Onboarding

Customer onboarding

Simplify customer onboarding by extracting all information from machine-readable zones on ID cards and pre-filling forms.

MRZ scanner self verification

Self-verification

Quickly let your customers confirm their identity by scanning the machine-readable zone on their ID documents.

Machine readable zones – detect, scan & extract

The Scanbot Data Capture SDK supports both two-line (TD3, TD2) and three-line (TD1, MRV-A, MRV-B) standards. It supports the following MRZ data fields on ID documents:

Machine Readable Zones detect scat extract
  • Document type
  • Document ID
  • Name
  • Given names
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • Nationality
  • Date of expiry
  • Issuing authority

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 is an MRZ Scanner?

An MRZ scanner captures Machine Readable Zones on international ID documents and extracts them as key-value pairs in the scanning process.

How do you read an MRZ Code?

An MRZ can be captured using various mobile scanning solutions. For example, integrating a scanner SDK into a mobile app allows scanning and extracting data as key-value pairs with any smartphone or tablet.

How does Scanbot ensure data privacy, especially regarding ID documents that contain sensitive information?

Our MRZ Scanner for apps operates exclusively offline, using on-device intelligence. Consequently, your data is never tracked or sent to external servers.

How can I integrate MRZ scanning into my app?

MRZ Scanning can be easily integrated into your app using a mobile SDK. It contains all the necessary resources to enable the reading of MRZ numbers via smartphone or tablet within a few days.