Kim Owen-Jones, Partner manager at the API Store
Verifying the identity of a customer or employee is essential for many businesses. However, our common practice of sending, uploading and processing copies of passports and ID cards is not very reliable nor safe. How can you prove that a copy was sent by the right person? And how can you establish with 100% certainty that the copy has not been tampered with?

Check out the CheckedID API

Safety guaranteed with the CheckedID API

To ensure the safety and reliability of this process, JanusID created the CheckedID API. An easy-to-use identity verification API service, that allows this process to be executed in a reliable and GDPR compliant manner.    

The CheckedID API provides the quickest, safest and most privacy-friendly way to verify the authenticity of any ID document and its holder, covering over 200 nationalities. All personal data is handled safely and proof is provided to guarantee that identity verification has been done correctly.

About the API

The CheckedID API service invokes the easy-to-use CheckedID app, which runs on any smartphone and tablet. With this app, you can capture data from any ID-document. The data is captured using the camera and the NFC chip in your device.

Conceptual model

The API service is optimized to deliver the highest quality and service level in the world. When using the app as instructed, you’ll receive the outcome in one go, usually within 10 to 20 seconds. And thanks to the optimal backend services, false rejects due to poorly captured photos won’t be a problem with this API.

Face-to-face and remotely

Want to check the identity of a customer or a new employee? You can simply run the app on your smartphone or tablet during a face-to-face meeting. Is the customer or employee at another location? No problem, in that case you can invite him to remotely identify himself.

You can do this by sending an invitation request by e-mail or WhatsApp. The recipient simply scans the QR code or taps the link in the e-mail. He’ll be automatically recognized within the app and can commence the verification process.

Benefits for both sides

With the CheckedID API you can facilitate faster and better onboarding for your customers and employees. It not only minimizes the onboarding costs and compliance risks, but also provides a better experience for both the new customer or employee and your own onboarding staff. This allows you to focus on your core business.

Satisfied customers

The CheckedID API service supports a wide variety of use cases. Royal FloraHolland, the world’s largest flower auction, successfully uses CheckedID to onboard new employees. Another example is Timing/Persoonality, a top 3 payroller in the Netherlands and part of the ADG Dienstengroep: "CheckedID enables us to reliably and easily establish the identity of our payroll employees, in conformity with the strictest privacy regulations". Besides these examples, CheckedID supports processes like new home rentals and customer onboarding (KYC) in the financial services sector.  

About the supplier

JanusID is a European, independent and globally focused company. They combine their extensive experience and knowledge of identity and privacy with a close network of worldwide leading partners. This way, JanusID can provide state-of-the-art identity verification services for your company.

Test the CheckedID API for free

Curious about the CheckedID API, but would like to try it first? You can test the API in our sandbox environment for free. Thanks to the use of mock data you can see exactly how the API would function in your own application.

Feel free to contact us if you have questions.

Check out the CheckedID API