Passport Data Extraction API

Passport Data Extraction API

This API will easily detect and extract data located at MRZ from any passport you pass to it.

About the API:

The Machine-Readable Zone (MRZ) of an identity document is something that most people take little to no notice of. 

An MRZ code is two lines of text which includes the following data that is also displayed in the VIZ:

  • Document code
  • State code, or code of the government agency (organization) that issued the passport 
  • Full Name
  • Document number
  • Citizenship
  • Birthdate
  • Gender
  • Expiration date
  • Other data may also be included, at the discretion of the document’s issuing authority


What this API receives and what your API provides (input/output)?

This API will receive the image URL of the passport you want and it will deliver structured data from it like:

Confidence Score.

MRZ validity.

Expiration date.

Surname and First name. 





What are the most common uses cases of this API?


Standardize your information: Receive standardized data to store it in your databases. 

Trip purposes: Be able to detect the nationality of any of the users and be able to send advice on what they would need to start their journey. Maybe some user from a determined country will need a VISA to enter another country, you could view it beforehand. 

MRZ Validations: Be able to detect if a given MRZ is invalid so the user could not move forward with an application. 

Data validation: Compare databases with the information given by the MRZ to verify someone's identity. Also, be able to determine if they are underage or not to allow them to use certain functions on your application. 


Are there any limitations to your plans?

Besides the number of API calls per month:

Pro Plan: One request per second. 

API Documentation


Extract Machine Readable Zone (MRZ) on passports



Get Passport Data - Endpoint Features
Object Description
url [Required] Passport image URL (PNG, JPG or PDF file < 4 Mo)
Test Endpoint


                                                                                                                                                                                                                            {"confidence":100,"mrz_valid":true,"filename":"","expiration_date":"160131","number":"107185703","surname":"UNITED KINGDOM FIVE","names":["JODIE","PIPPA"],"gender":"F","birth":"850117","country":"GBR","nationality":"G3R","text":"P<GBRUNITED<KINGDOM<FIVE<<JODIE<PIPPA<<<<<<<\n107185703263R8501178F1601312<<<<<<<<<<<<<<02"}

Get Passport Data - CODE SNIPPETS

curl --location --request POST '' --header 'Authorization: Bearer YOUR_API_KEY' 


API Access Key & Authentication

After signing up, every developer is assigned a personal API access key, a unique combination of letters and digits provided to access to our API endpoint. To authenticate with the Passport Data Extraction API REST API, simply include your bearer token in the Authorization header.


Header Description
Authorization [Required] Should be Bearer access_key. See "Your API Access Key" above when you are subscribed.

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