NEW: Identity Document OCR solution available on Eden AI
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NEW: Identity Document OCR solution available on Eden AI

Discover Eden AI's Identity Document OCR API to extract data from passports in a few seconds with high accuracy. This ID/Passport OCR API is ideal for developers looking for a fast, reliable, and easy way to extract data from IDs and passports with the power of artificial intelligence (AI).

What is Optical Character Recognition (OCR)?

Optical character recognition (OCR), used for Document Parsing is the electronic or mechanical conversion of typed, handwritten, or printed text into machine-formatted text. The input can be a scanned image of a paper form that has been filled out by hand, for example, a rent receipt, or any printed document like a travel document or vehicle insurance. 

OCR allows you to digitally capture and preserve text, so it can be searched, stored, displayed online, and used in machine processes such as machine translation, data extraction, text-to-speech, and key data analysis. 

Generally speaking, OCR saves time and resources and reduces errors by automating manual tasks, freeing up workers to focus on more productive tasks. 

Different types of documents can be parsed thanks to Eden AI, including CV/Resumes, Invoices, Receipts, Tables, and from now on, IDs and Passports.

If you want to learn more about what OCR can offer, check out our Top 10 OCR APIs.

What is Identity/Passport OCR? 

Identity Document OCR refers to the technology capable of transforming photos or scans of passports and other forms of identification (ID cards, driving licenses, social security cards, etc.) into meaningful and consistent data.  

That way, companies can move towards machine-learning entities that can identify employee or customer information from photos of passports in seconds, saving hours of manual work. 

Identity Parser can be easily integrated into any software application. It allows developers to build secure passport-scanning features and identity form autofiller in software applications. 

ID parsing with Eden AI API

Some Identity/Passeport Parsing use cases

Document verification is a crucial part of any business transaction that requires some form of identification. It can be used for customer verification in financial institutions, mortgage applications, medical visits, and more: 

  • Banks and Insurances: identity parsing allows fraud teams to sift through colossal amounts of data in order to identify relevant threats to their business and customers.
  • Hotels: OCR technology is very useful to ensure that you are only receiving bookings from genuine people and deliver faster customer service (by scaning the passports of travelers instead of making them fill out a long paper form with the same information).
  • Security: physical security teams (for instance at identity gates) can also benefit from identity OCR technology to validate identity in seconds. 

Access multiple ID/Passeport OCR engines with one API

Our standardized API allows you to use various providers on Eden AI to easily integrate ID/passport parsing capabilities into your system and offer your users a convenient and secure way to verify their identity. Some of the providers that you can use include:, Microsoft Azure, AWS, and Mindee. 

  • is a cloud-based artificial intelligence service that recognizes passports from 180+ countries and extracts data such as the traveler's name, visa type, and expiration date. Also, their service processes driver licenses from all across the US, Europe, LATAM, and beyond, and extracts data such as name, license number, expiration date, and Real ID compliance.
  • Microsoft Azure: Their Form Recognizer Identity document (ID) model uses a combination of Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and deep learning techniques to extract important information from various types of identity documents. These documents include US Drivers Licenses from all states and the District of Columbia, international passport biographical pages, US state IDs, social security cards, and permanent resident cards, among others. The API processes documents, extracts relevant information, and returns the data in a structured JSON format.
  • Amazon: Analyze ID uses AI and ML technologies to extract information from identity documents, such as U.S. passports and driver’s licenses, without the need for templates or configuration. You can automatically extract specific information, such as date of expiry and date of birth, as well as intelligently identify and extract implied information, such as name and address.
  • Mindee: With Mindee's passport API, you can provide your users with an efficient and seamless onboarding experience by automatically extracting data from their passports. The API can extract the following information: birth date, birth place, country, expiry date, gender, given names, ID number, issuance date, MRZ1 (the first line of the machine-readable zone on the passport), MRZ2 (the second line of the MRZ), and surname. This allows you to quickly and accurately verify the identity of your users using their passports.

Which Identity Documents can be parsed? 

You can use Eden AI's Identity OCR API to parse the following documents:

  • ID
  • Permanent resident card
  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Driving licence
  • Credit card
  • Social security card
  • Vehicule registration
  • Certificate of incorporation

How to use Identity Parsing with Eden AI API? 

To perform Identity Parsing, you'll need to create an account on Eden AI for free. Then, you'll be able to get your API key directly from the homepage with free credits offered by Eden AI.

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How Eden AI can help you? 

Eden AI is the future of AI usage in companies: our app allows you to call multiple AI APIs. 

Multiple AIs in one API

  • Centralized and fully monitored billing on Eden AI for all Document Parsing APIs
  • Unified API for all providers: simple and standard to use, quick switch between providers, access to the specific features of each provider
  • Standardized response format: the JSON output format is the same for all suppliers thanks to Eden AI's standardization work. The response elements are also standardized thanks to Eden AI's powerful matching algorithms.
  • The best Artificial Intelligence APIs of the market are available: big cloud providers (Google, AWS, Microsoft, and more specialized engines)
  • Data protection: Eden AI will not store or use any data. Possibility to filter to use only GDPR engines.

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