WorldReach Employs Cognitec's Face Recognition Technology to Enable ID Document Applications with Smartphones

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Cognitec maintains a successful partnership with WorldReach to facilitate remote identity verification during self-service ID issuance processes via their smartphone app.

Applicants for passports, visas, residency/settlement programs or digital onboarding services are required to take a selfie during the enrollment process. An automated back-end process verifies the claimed identity, validates the ID document via NFC and chip reads, checks for watch list alerts, completes a liveness check, and forwards the application for completion of assessment.

"We chose Cognitec's market-leading face matching technology to achieve consistently high accuracy rates for the verification process," says Gordon Wilson, President of WorldReach.

"Government agencies require proven, reliable technologies for each step in the application process, as they aim to build the community's trust in these new digital application methods.

This partnership gives our companies a pioneering role in advancing e-government services."

Using the app eliminates the visit to an office facility and allows for uninterrupted digital services. Users welcome the app's straight-forward design and the quick application process.

WorldReach is currently applying this solution with passport and border control agencies in Canada, the UK, Ireland, and other organizations pursuing seamless travel initiatives.

"The WorldReach solution brings the advantages of face recognition to modern ID management systems," says Alfredo Herrera, Cognitec CEO. "We look forward to contributing our expertise as WorldReach evolves this trend-setting technology."

About WorldReach
Since 1993, WorldReach Software has been helping ensure traveller safety, security and facilitation worldwide through its systems for government immigration, passport, border management and consular/citizen services. WorldReach supplies secure eID/travel document issuance and remote identity verification services, using its Know Your Traveller™ (KYT) innovative platform/processes.
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