The Most Precise ID Verification Is Here: Regula Extends Its Most Comprehensive Document Template Database to 13,000 Items

Regula, a global developer of forensic devices and identity verification solutions, has reached another milestone in enlarging its identity document templates database. The world’s largest commercially available database, it now contains over 13,000 templates of IDs from 247 countries and territories. What sets it apart is knowledge of a full set of security attributes used to protect a document, since Regula leverages its 30-year experience in forensic hardware devices and analysis to scrutinize every inch of a document. As a result, it empowers organizations to establish a robust and adaptable identity verification workflow, providing unrivaled precision.

A Swiss passport design is examined closely using ultraviolet light, revealing concealed images printed with invisible fluorescent ink. These “secret” images serve as a highly effective security element, as their intricate and hard-to-replicate details act as a natural deterrent to counterfeiting. (Graphic: Business Wire)

RESTON, Va.--()--When adding new identity documents to the database, Regula’s experts meticulously describe all security features, providing detailed descriptions of how every element should look and how exactly one can verify its genuineness. Recent documents, including those integrated into Regula's 2023 database update, reveal a growing trend for more protection against counterfeits, which leads to including more security features or sophisticating the existing ones.

This trend has been particularly evident in the global increase in electronic documents, which have proved to be more fraud-resilient. In 2023, this trend continued evolving, as new countries introduced their first electronic passports. Among them are Bahrain, Iraq, Jamaica, Mongolia, Pakistan, and Somaliland. All of these documents are already in Regula’s database with the most detailed description of their features and references to compare with during the verification process.

“Our aim is to record every security and unique document feature as precisely as possible by using our expertise in forensic analysis and forensic device development. With identity fraud on the rise, it’s vital to know what exactly to pay attention to when verifying a document. By backing up our identity verification solutions with such a comprehensive database of IDs, we ensure a seamless, swift, and accurate verification process, regardless of the document provided,” says Ihar Kliashchou, Chief Technology Officer at Regula.

Since the beginning of the year, Regula has added more than a thousand new document templates to its database. In addition to the previously mentioned e-passports, it enlarged with:


  • Barbados
  • Canada
  • China
  • Finland
  • Indonesia
  • Pakistan
  • Paraguay
  • Uganda
  • Vietnam

ID cards:

  • Djibouti
  • Ethiopia
  • Finland
  • Greece
  • Nepal
  • Paraguay
  • Switzerland

Driver’s licenses:

  • Cyprus
  • Greece
  • Iraq
  • Latvia
  • Niue
  • Norway
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Somaliland
  • Sudan
  • Switzerland
  • Zimbabwe

Besides, Regula has updated its extensive set of US driver’s licenses and ID cards that differ greatly from state to state. The vendor’s template library now contains the documents issued in 2023, like those of Arizona, Idaho, North Dakota, Virginia, Washington D.C., West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

For a complete list of identity document templates available in Regula's database, please refer here.

About Regula

With our 30+ years of experience in forensic research and the largest library of document templates in the world, we create breakthrough technologies in document and biometric verification. Our hardware and software solutions allow over 1,000 organizations and 80 border control authorities globally to provide top-notch client service without compromising safety, security, or speed.

Regula was named a Representative Vendor in the Gartner® Market Guide for Identity Verification in 2023.

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