Reinforce ID Verification With Advanced Barcode Reading

Contemporary IDs are packed with security elements, and barcodes are among the most important ones. However, it’s rather often not that easy to find and read a barcode, as some of them are of poor quality, are in a non-standard location, or are rare and thus hardly readable. However, for Regula, no barcode is a problem.

Our technology is backed up by 220 parsers that cover virtually all possible barcodes in various IDs, regardless of their origin or type, including ones made in accordance with the AAMVA standard widely used in North America. Thanks to deep document analysis backed up by a mix of advanced in-house forensic equipment and rare industry expertise, we know what kind of barcode is inherent to a specific document, which technical parameters it should possess, where to find it, what data it should contain, and how this data should be recorded. So, we check it all—and if we see any inconsistencies (wrong type of barcode in a particular passport, incorrect date, invalid country code, etc.), you’ll immediately see them too.

Automatic Barcode Reading

Regula’s technology is backed up by 220 parsers that cover virtually all possible barcodes in various IDs, regardless of their origin or type.

A Code for Every Purpose

Regula barcode reading technology automatically locates, reads, and validates all types of barcodes to help different industries enable fast and reliable ID verification.

1D barcodes

Composed of vertical lines and spaces, 1D barcodes are commonly used to encode data of in-store products and certain identification documents. Regula barcode reading technology can process:

  • Code 11, 39, 93, 128

  • Codabar

  • UCC/EAN 128

  • Interleaved 2 of 5

  • Universal Product Codes – UPC-A and UPC-E

  • European Article Numbering – EAN-8 and EAN-13

  • Patch Code

2D barcodes

Composed of larger-format grids or matrixes, 2D barcodes are frequently used for online communication and personal identification on travel documents. Regula barcode reading technology can process:

  • QR Code

  • Data Matrix

  • Aztec Code

  • PDF417

No Document Left Behind

Whatever document is provided, it can be found in Regula’s database of 14,000 identity document templates, the world’s largest, covering IDs from 250 countries and territories, including:

  • Border Crossing Card

  • Business Travel Card

  • Citizenship Card

  • Crew Member Certificate

  • Diplomatic ID Card

  • Driver’s License

  • ePassport

  • Health Insurance Card

  • ID Card

  • Immigration Card

  • Insurance Board Card

  • Laissez-Passer

  • Lawyer Card

  • Marine License
  • Medicare Card

  • Passport

  • Police Card

  • Proof of Age Card

  • Refugee Card

  • Registration Certificate

  • Residence Permit

  • Social Security Card

  • Tax Card

  • Visa

  • Voter Card

  • Work Permit

Regula Technology Highlights

  • Fully automated technology that locates, captures, and decodes a barcode, then parses the extracted data into a readable format of text and graphic fields

  • Support of AAMVA, the North American standard for driver’s licenses and ID cards 

  • Support of VDS guidelines for travel-related public health proof

  • Recognition of all common barcode types, even inverted, even in low light

  • Reads barcodes from photos, scans, and real-time video streams on any platform and any device

  • On-premise solution deployed strictly in your secure perimeter—data is never transferred to third-party services

  • Works offline—barcode reading is performed even with no internet access

  • Compliance with strict GDPR, CCPA, and other regulations regarding personal data


More Regula Technologies

One check is never enough when it comes to identity verification: you cannot be sure the document is authentic only with a barcode. Interconnected Regula in-house technologies, such as OCR, barcode, MRZ, and RFID chip reading, pull together to ensure a high level of speed and accuracy when it comes to identity document verification. They thoroughly examine every detail in every ID, cross-checking all the data to spot any illegal alterations. Learn more about what’s under the hood of the comprehensive identity verification that Regula solutions provide.

Barcode reading

Barcode reading

Face comparison

Face matching

Document liveness detection

Document liveness detection

Face liveness detection

Face liveness detection

MRZ reading and verification

MRZ reading

RFID/NFC reading

RFID/NFC reading

Automatic Document type identification

Document type identification

Document authenticity verification

Active authenticity control

Age verification

Age verification

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