ePassport & MRTD Validation Software


Instantly Reads, Decrypts and Displays credential and presenter data from smart chip
Validates the digital signature against published certificates from each country
Authenticates the identity of the presenter against biometrics (e.g. photo, signature, fingerprints, iris, or face) stored in the credential’s smart card chip
Verifies the authenticity of ID Credentials with optional optical authentication
Provides optional watchlist and PEP compliance
Offers an easy-to-use and intuitive user interface


PASSCheck is available in two software versions:

PASSCheck for Windows PC™, which is designed for multiple readers and scanners
PASSCheck for Unity™, which is designed specifically for Unity™, the new handheld multi-modal biometric identity solution from Corvus Integration

PASSCheck™ ID Credential Validation Software enables the instant authentication of credential data, ID documents, and card presenters of ePassports, ID-1 ICAO smart cards and other MRTDs.

PASSCheck ID Credential Validation Software is a unique software application that reads, decrypts and validates data from the CPU chip embedded in ePassports and other ICAO MRTDs (Machine Readable Travel Documents). It supports multi-modal biometric verification, optical authentication, and optional watchlists and PEP compliance. The software enables an advanced level of security and authentication for border control and immigration, airport security, gaming compliance, and other identity programs. PassCheck is designed for multiple settings, including fixed locations, multi-device environments, and mobile frontline management of personnel. The software is available in two versions that offer the same features but differ with regard to style and hardware. PassCheck for Windows PC™ is compatible with a wide variety of scanners and readers that connect to a Windows PC. PassCheck for Unity™ is designed specifically for Corvus’ Unity™, the ultimate handheld, mobile identity solution for multi-modal biometrics and ID Credentials.
Advanced Validation of Data, Personnel, and ID Credentials

Credential and Data Integrity: Unlike other passport and MRTD validation software, PassCheck instantly reads credential data from the chip, decrypts the data based on the BAC standard, and then validates its digital signature against published certificates for each country. This capability ensures that the data from within the credential’s chip came from the authorized issuing country and that it remains in its original form without signs of tampering or alteration, ensuring data integrity.

Cardholder Identification: The software facilitates subject verification by displaying and verifying a biometric modality (e.g. photo, signature, fingerprint, or iris) stored in the credential’s smart card chip. The biometric modality can be matched against newly captured biometrics from compatible biometrics-enabled hardware. This ensures that the presenter is the authorized owner of the ID Credential.

Credential Authentication: In order to verify that the passport, border crossing card, or other MRTD is the legitimate ID Credential in its original form, optical authentication can be performed with hardware that contains optical imaging capability, such as the Access-IS OCR640e Document Imager and eMRTD Reader. The software compares document scanning to over 3,000 exemplars including UV and IR.
Watchlists and PEP Compliance

PassCheck offers optional sanctions lists and PEP (Politically Exposed Persons) compliance modules that help organizations fight terrorist activities and money laundering. The watchlists and PEP compliance meet the demanding requirements of international government regulatory agencies.
Biometrics Support and Compliance

Biometric functions are built to ANSI378, ICAO9303, NISTIR6529-A, ISO/IEC19794-2, and ISO/IEC19794-4 standards and 2 and 3 line MRZ decoding.

Verification against a finger file in the Credential (validation)
Reading and comparison of ANSI 378 and MINEX ICAO compliant templates
Extraction of raw fingerprint image from a WSQ file with a restoration option for new FMRs
Extraction and comparison of Iris data

Compatible with Multiple Passport Scanners, Readers and Document Imagers

PassCheck for Windows PC™ can be used with a wide variety of passport scanners and readers, so that users are not tied to one device. Multiple hardware options enable multi-factor authentication of credential data, documents, and personnel in any setting, such as mobile frontline management of personnel, fixed locations, and multi-device environment.
PassCheck for Unity™ – Ultimate Mobile Identity Solution for ePassports and Multi-Modal Biometrics

PassCheck software, when combined with Unity™, the new handheld, rugged, multi-modal biometric capture and verification terminal from Corvus Integration, creates the ultimate identity solution for authenticating MRTDs and subjects with biometrics in real-time. Unity is a sophisticated single hand-held mobile computer running on Windows 7 for capturing and verifying multi-modal biometrics that features enterprise class components and software for best in class performance and reliability. Biometric modalities with Unity include multiple fingerprints (live and latent), dual iris, frontal face, and voice. PassCheck software compares newly captured biometrics from Unity against the biometrics already stored in the credential’s smart card chip to reliably authenticate the credential against the presenter’s identity. The Unity Passport Scanner and NFC Reader mounts directly on Unity for instant reading of data from passports, ID-1 ICAO Cards, and other Machine Readable Travel Documents.