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A short explanation of ReadID Ready

Verify your identity with ReadID Ready

ReadID Ready is an app that can read the data from your passport or other identity documents. Besides collecting your personal data from the document chip it also verifies if your identity document is valid and authentic.

Organisations may ask you to use ReadID Ready to share this information with them.

ReadID Ready uses NFC to read the chip in your identity document, which is a very secure way to verify it. 

Step by step explanation

What you have to do to use ReadID Ready:

1. Receive an identity verification request
You can only use ReadID Ready when a third party wants to verify your identity. You will receive a request and instructions (with a QR code and/or link) to do this.

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ReadID Ready app

2. Install the ReadID Ready app

Get ReadID Ready app from either the Google App Store or the Apple App Store.


3. Start verifying your identity
Open the ReadID Ready app and scan a personal QR code to start your verification session. Alternatively, if you received the verification request on the same phone as you have the app installed, you can start there by clicking a link.

4. Read your document data
Follow the instructions in the ReadID Ready app to get access to the chip of your identity document and read the information on it.

5. Share your information
In completing the process your data is shared with the third party requesting your verification. Continue based on their instructions.


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Some frequently asked questions

Why do I need to use ReadID Ready?

ReadID Ready is used by organizations all over the world to verify the identities of their customers, citizens or employees. Probably, you were referred to ReadID Ready by an organization you want to become a customer. ReadID Ready provides identity verification on behalf of this organization. There are various reasons why an organization would want you to verify your identity. The organization that referred you to ReadID Ready will have explained this to you. If it is unclear to you why your identity needs to be verified, please contact this organization.

Why do I need to do a facial scan?

In some case following the identity document verification, the ReadID Ready app will ask you to do a facial matching: by comparing a selfie with the face image from the identity document you can prove you are the rightful holder of the document.

What happens with my personal data?

ReadID Ready provides identity document verification on behalf of the organization that referred you to ReadID Ready. This verification is done by checking your personal data. For security reasons, we need to store your personal data on our servers for a short period of time. How long is determined by the organization that referred you to us, but this is never longer than 50 days.

None of the information that is scanned or read from the chip, is stored in the application or on your phone. As soon as you close the app, the information is deleted from your phone. For more information see the Privacy Policy of ReadID Ready.

Since we verify your identity document on behalf of the organization that referred you here, we transfer your personal data to this organization. Which information exactly is determined by this organization, and this will depend on why they need to identify you. We refer you to the privacy policies of this organization for information on how your personal data is handled by this organization.

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