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Uploading an image containing an MRZ
The first step is to provide a picture or a PDF file of an identity document that contains an MRZ. Usually this is done from a mobile app or a web application. The image will automatically be cropped, skewed and converted into a usable format.
Image to text using OCR
As soon as the picture or PDF has been received it is converted to a TXT file. In this step all the text from the document is extracted, including the MRZ that you can see on the bottom left.
Getting JSON output from the API
The Klippa Parser takes the TXT gained from the OCR in step 2 and converts it into structured JSON using machine learning and MRZ parsing. The JSON is then returned as output from the API. From here the MRZ data can easily be processed into your database. Optionally additional data like the passport picture or signature can be extracted and provided.
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What fields are extracted?
An MRZ consists of the name, document number, nationality, date of birth, gender and passport expiration date. Sometimes there is optional additional information. When reading MRZ these fields will be extracted and optionally the signatures and pictures can be extracted.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does it cost?Can Klippa process all types of MRZ with OCR?How does Klippa check the MRZ validity?Is Klippa MRZ processing GDPR compliant?Is there documentation for the MRZ OCR API?
What does MRZ OCR cost?
The pricing structure for MRZ recognition depends on the monthly document volumes. Both pay per use and monthly licenses are available. Get in contact with our solution architects to get an exact quote.
Can Klippa process all types of MRZ with OCR?
Yes, Klippa can extract and validate all three types or MRZ strings on passports, ID cards and other travel documents.
How does Klippa check the MRZ validity?
MRZ strings are available in three structures: Type 1, Type 2 and Type 3. Klippa only accepts MRZs that have the correct structure, font and length to ensure validity. Next to the structure we validate the content of the MRZ by checking if it consists of only A-Z and 0-9 and separators. MRZ strings contain checksums to validate the extracted data. Klippa uses these checksums to ensure that the MRZ are valid and accurate.
Is Klippa MRZ processing GDPR compliant?
All the services that Klippa offers are fully GDPR compliant. We only use ISO certified servers within the European Union for processing and a data processor agreement is in place. We do not store any of your or your customers data.
Is there documentation for the MRZ OCR API?
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