Passport Recognition and Processing (MRTD) SDK Libraries

LEADTOOLS provides state-of-the-art Passport Recognition and Processing SDK technology for .NET 6+, .NET Framework, .NET MAUI, Xamarin, UWP, C#, VB, Java, Objective-C, Swift, and HTML / JavaScript developers. This framework follows international MRZ standards in addition to using the advanced image analysis and OCR in LEADTOOLS to identify the country of origin and extract identification information found on MRP's from any country.

Feature-rich Passport Recognition and Processing (MRTD) SDK

Superior Passport Recognition and Processing (MRTD) Libraries

Automated passport reading and processing is an essential tool to boost the accuracy and efficiency that any security or government agency can operate. Together with the LEADTOOLS driver’s license and ID recognition libraries, developers can build robust KYC-compliance and onboarding solutions.

LEADTOOLS passport recognition and processing libraries find and extract passport features and fields regardless of resolution, scale, and other characteristics. This includes the reading and checking of all fields in the MRZ as well as country of origin, machine-printed characters and numerals, handwritten characters and numerals, and passport artifacts such as signatures, pictures, logos, and fingerprints.

Fast, reliable, and accurate passport libraries

Unbeatable Speed, Reliability, and Accuracy

LEAD is continuously optimizing its passport recognition libraries to ensure that they are as fast and reliable as possible. Because LEADTOOLS internally manages multiple threads and has libraries for multiple platforms, these applications can run on mobile devices, workstations, servers, and in the cloud.

Our optimizations continue to ensure that LEADTOOLS passport recognition libraries provide unparalleled accuracy by leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning to power additional technologies such as automatic preprocessing cleanup, spelling dictionaries for multiple languages in the same document, font recognition, and much more. Process passports and other documents with confidence knowing that the LEADTOOLS libraries will return accurate results and maintain document artifacts.

Recognize numerous different characters

Extensive Character Set Support

The LEADTOOLS passport recognition libraries leverage the LEADTOOLS OCR libraries, which can recognize text in more than 40 languages and character sets, including:

  • English (en)
  • Afrikaans (af)
  • Albanian (sq)
  • Arabic (ar)
  • Azerbaijani (az)
  • Basque (eu)
  • Belarusian (be)
  • Full list
Backed by patented OCR algorithms

Powered by Industry-Leading OCR and Forms Recognition

For the past 26 years, LEAD's OCR and Forms Recognition libraries have been used by thousand of developers and millions of end-users throughout the world. The patented machine learning algorithms that drive these engines bring unparalleled accuracy, speed, and reliability to all of the LEADTOOLS recognition libraries, including the Business Card Reader API.

Other recognition libraries and components include:

Passport Recognition and Processing (MRTD) Development Made Easy

Easy to Integrate

LEADTOOLS handles the heavy lifting, eliminating months of R&D, while giving you the best quality and performance available. You'll be free to focus on other components of your application. Download the LEADTOOLS evaluation to streamline your development.

Cross platform libraries

Passport Recognition and Processing (MRTD) SDK Platforms and Programming Interfaces

Operating Systems

Projects that use LEADTOOLS Passport Recognition and Processing (MRTD) libraries can be deployed to Windows, Linux, macOS, Android, iOS, and Web devices.


Developers that are leveraging these frameworks can utilize the Passport Recognition and Processing (MRTD) SDK: .NET 6+, .NET Framework, .NET MAUI, Xamarin, UWP, WinForms, ASP.NET, and Web Services / Web API (JSON, SOAP, REST)

Programming, Scripting, Markup

Passport Recognition and Processing (MRTD) code snippets and demo applications are provided for the following: C#, VB, XAML, Java, Objective-C, Swift, and HTML / JavaScript

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Passport Recognition and Processing (MRTD) libraries as well as all LEADTOOLS Recognition, Document, Medical, Vector, and Imaging technologies for all development and target platforms, including Windows, Linux, and macOS.

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HTML5/JavaScript Passport Reader

Recognizes and parses passport information in images. Develop applications for industries and government agencies that process MRP and MRTD.

  • Extract fields regardless of image resolution, scale, and other characteristics
  • World-class accuracy and speed
  • Automatic detection and correction of passport orientation and skew angle