Government Check

Verify your user against government databases

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.

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

MetaMap has government checks available for the following regions:

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.


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