Government Check

Verify user ID against government records

Overview

The Government Check merit verifies that the data your your users submit match official government records. If there is a match, you can be sure that your users are real people and their documents are valid.

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Features

Checks

Government database check

We extract and match ID document data with government records, including the following:

  • Name
  • Document number
  • Date of expiration
  • Date of issue
  • Face match

You can specify what specific countries and government sources you want us to check against.

Status and validity check

We return the document status and flag expired or invalid documents as "Review Needed".

Availability

MetaMap has connections with a variety of official government sources including:

  • Electoral institutes
  • Population registries
  • Tax agencies
  • Immigration institutes

Available countries

  • Latin America

    Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Venezuela

  • Africa

    Nigeria, Ghana

If a country you are interested in is not listed, reach out to [email protected].

Check the full list of available government sources for more details.

User Flow

Generally, for us to perform this check your user will need to upload government-issued identity document as part of our Document Verification product so we can extract document number and full name.

The inputs are required to complete a government check will vary by country and institution. Refer to the list of Compatible documents for each country and database when designing your document verification user inputs.

There are 2 types of Government Check configurations:

  • Document verification
  • Document and Biometric verification

Document Verification

Flowchart of Metamap government check screens: start, select country, enter ID, upload ID front and back, and done.Flowchart of Metamap government check screens: start, select country, enter ID, upload ID front and back, and done.

Flowchart of Metamap government check screens: start, select country, enter ID, upload ID front and back, and done.

How it Works

Detailed diagram of government check for a user's name and document number to compare against databases.Detailed diagram of government check for a user's name and document number to compare against databases.

Detailed diagram of government check for a user's name and document number to compare against databases.

Government Sources by Country

Country

Sources

Available to SDKs

Available as API endpoint

Argentina

DNI RENAPER

Argentina

DNI Validity Checker

Bolivia

OEP

Brazil

CPF Receita Federal

Chile

Registro Civil

Colombia

Registraduria

Colombia

Procuraduria

Colombia

National Police

Colombia

NIT

Colombia

Contraloria

Colombia

RUNT

Costa Rica

TSE

Costa Rica

Seguro Social

Costa Rica

ATV

Dominican Republic

JCE

Ecuador

Registro Civil

Ecuador

SRI

El Salvador

TSE

Ghana

GRA

Guatemala

TSE

Honduras

RNP

Mexico

CURP

Mexico

INE

Mexico

RFC

Mexico

PEP

Mexico

Cedula Profesional

Nigeria

NIN

Nigeria

VIN

Nigeria

Driver License

Panama

Tribunal Electoral

Paraguay

RCP

Peru

RENIEC

Venezuela

CNE

Venezuela

SENIAT


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