Use these APIs to validate user data against government databases.

MetaMap's Government Checks consist of the following merits:

  • Government ID Verification
  • Criminal Records Check
  • Driving License Verification
  • Professional License Verification
  • Business Verification
  • Tax Number Verification

These merits cross-check user data against official records. They provide our clients with the certainty that they need to ensure that their users are real people and exist in government records with the information provided.

Some data points that we offer (multiple validations can be executed with a single check) :

  • Name
  • Document number
  • Date of expiration
  • Date of issue
  • Date of expiration
  • Status validations



Facematch is not available through the Government Check APIs. Instead use the SDKs.

Metamap has connections with a variety of official sources and might include institutions :

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

Government Check availability depends on local partnerships and alliances that we are always looking to expand.

For a list of all Government Checks, including those available to the Metamap SDKs, go to the Government Checks product description.



The request body for all APIs listed as a Government Check can also include metadata so you can use your own internal references to identify your users and requests. Send metadata for every webhook. The metadata should have a maximum size of ≦4Kb and be only one level deep.