Uploading residence permits to the API
The first step is always to provide a picture or a PDF file of a residence permit to our API. Usually this is done from a mobile app or a web application. The document can be send cropped or uncropped (with some kind of background). If it is send uncropped, the Klippa API will automatically crop the document. The Klippa SDK can also be used to handle the document capturing.
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, but it is still not structured.
Getting JSON output from the API
The Klippa Parser takes the text gained from the OCR in step 2 and converts it into structured JSON. The JSON is then returned as output from the API. From here the permit can easily be processed into your database. Optionally additional data like the passport picture or signature can also be extracted and provided via a URL.
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Which residence permit fields does the API extract?
Below the default extracted data fields (checkmarks) and automated checks (locks) are listed. These can be customized for each customer. On request additional fields can be extracted.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does residence permits data extraction cost?Can Klippa process the MRZ from residence permits using OCR?Can Klippa extract pictures and signatures from residence permits?What residence permits are supported?How does Klippa check authenticity?Is Klippa’s residence permit process GDPR compliant?Can Klippa convert residence permits to CSV, XLSX, XML or JSON?
What does extraction of residence permits data cost?
The pricing structure for residence permits recognition depends on the situation. Both pay per use and monthly licenses are available. Get in contact with our solution architects to get an exact quote.
Can Klippa process the MRZ from residence permits?
Most residence permits do not contain an MRZ code. That means Klippa extract the data directly from the fields on the document. If a residence permit contains an MRZ, Klippa is capable of reading and extracting it.
Can Klippa extract pictures and signatures from residence permits?
Both the pictures and signatures can automatically be recognized and extracted by Klippa. This is an optional feature that is used depending on the use case.
What residence permits are supported?
We are on our way to support all residence permits, worldwide. Currently we support European and American permits. If you have a specific type that you want to process, just reach out to us. Our machine learning models are very flexible and can easily adapt to new information.
How does Klippa check authenticity?
On top of traditional data extraction, Klippa offers an API and SDK for identity validation. This solution is called Klippa Identity Validation and is used for KYC and remote customer onboarding. It is more advanced than the OCR API and actually checks the quality of photos, validity of residence permits and numerous other issues. It also compares two independent selfies with the picture on the document, returning a matching score to validate if they are the same person.
Is Klippa’s residence permit processing GDPR compliant?
.All the services that Klippa offers are fully GDPR-compliant. By default, we use ISO-certified servers within the European Union for processing. If you are not located within the EU, we can also set up servers in a region of choice.
Next to that, a data processor agreement is in place. We do not store any of your or your customers’ data after processing.
In case you are still in doubt, Klippa provides an option to mask sensitive data. You can read more about that on our data masking blog.
Can Klippa convert residence permits to CSV, XLSX, XML or JSON?
Yes we can. Klippa takes pictures of residence permits, or their PDF equivalents, and converts them to readable text using OCR. From there we use machine learning to turn the text into structured data. Most of the time we use JSON for this, but depending on your preferences we can also convert residence permits to CSV, XLSX or XML.
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