Regula’s identity document database exceeds 12,000 samples

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Regula, a developer of forensic devices and identity verification solutions, has enlarged its document template database, to now consist of over 12,000 templates of more than 200 different types from 248 countries and territories.

According to the company, this knowledge base enables Regula customers to instantly recognize and analyze nearly all the identity documents in the world, including the rarest ones, on the most comprehensive and precise level.

Among this variety, the company’s experts have overseen the addition of even more e-documents, or biometric documents, which are widely considered to be the most secure and resistant to forgery. Regula’s database contains more than 1,600 e-documents from different countries (including electronic passports, ID cards, driver’s licenses, residence permits, etc.) and approximately half of them were added to the database in the last five years.

“It’s no surprise that e-documents with RFID chips are currently prevailing in many countries. As forgery becomes more sophisticated, so does protection. RFID chips are considered to be a reliable method of securing an identity document,” said Ihar Kliashchou, Chief Technology Officer at Regula.

“However, this is the case only if the chips can be authenticated correctly, with a comprehensive ID verification solution certified in accordance with industry standards. Also, when authenticating RFID chips remotely (in online on-boarding scenarios, for example), it’s vital to perform advanced server-side authentication, as it’s the only way to prove their genuineness.”

In 2022, approximately 2,000 new templates were added to Regula’s database. Among the latest additions were issued no earlier than the end of October–November 2022, like new e-passports from Belize, Switzerland and Turkey; new Aruban and Italian ID cards; and the US state of Pennsylvania’s new driver’s license. Moreover, Regula’s up-to-date database contains templates of the ID card and residence permit of Panama, both of which are yet to come into circulation.     

Regula says that its template database enables speedy and comprehensive ID verification on almost any device or platform. It is updated on a weekly basis and contains detailed information about all the latest documents that have been issued in various countries, even ones that have been announced and designed but not yet physically introduced.

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