Coesys Document Verification

​​​​​ Coesys Document Verification 

Travel and identity document verification forms an integral part of sensitive processes like enrollment and registration, as well as in situations where certified identity is crucial - such as at border stations or during bank transactions. Reliable verification is vital to combating identity fraud and related criminal activities.

These procedures known as KYC (Know Your Customer)​ are used by public and private sector institutions to combat identity or financial fraud as well as to comply with international regulations against money laundering and terrorist financing​.

Coesys Document Verification is a distributed software system that automatically verifies the electronic and physical security features of identity documents. Passports, visas, ID cards, driver’s licenses and many other identity documents can be checked against templates that are stored in a database, administrated centrally and automatically synchronized into all local repositories.

More than just software, Coesys Document Verification is a fully customizable editing platform that enables our customers to pilot each and every verification action on any identity document.

As part of our Coesys Border and Visa Management suite, Coesys Document Verification can be deployed together with our biometric identification solution to determine whether the document bearer is the rightful owner.

Coesys Document Verification also addresses the needs of the private sector (telecoms, currency exchange, money transfer, post offices, car rental companies and more). It can be delivered as a standalone application or a software development kit (SDK) that integrates into a proprietary or third-party system.

Customer Stories



In late 2010, Gemalto was chosen to upgrade Croatia’s border control system with Coesys Document Verification and a fully mobile version of Coesys Border Management system to run in biometric handheld devices. Our local partner, IN2 Croatia, turned to us to provide a secure quality assurance solution for the manufacturing of the Croatian passport. Coesys Document Verification has been deployed by the National Printing House (AKD) to analyze and validate all personalized passports prior to issuance.

Customer story: High-profile European bank 

High-profile European bank

In 2012, Gemalto signed on as prime contractor with a high-profile European bank (name confidential) to deploy Coesys Document Verification at each branch location. Each station is connected to a central document verification repository that will hold more than 2,000 travel and ID documents. The central system is connected to each agent station to provide document repository updates as well as to perform management and operational reports. New customer demographic data, which are captured automatically from the document, are entered directly into the bank’s enterprise management system. The project is now up and running, with over 1,000 Coesys Document Verification workstations enabled.

Customer story: California 


In January 2015, undocumented immigrants had their first opportunity to obtain California driver's licenses thanks to the passage of Assembly Bill 60 (AB60) by the state legislature on September 12, 2013. The bill allows undocumented immigrants to legally drive in the State upon successfully completing all required testing. The bill is a major step in improving road safety in California by ensuring that all California drivers are driving vehicles legally.

Gemalto is supporting California Department of Motor Vehicle (California DMV) with its advanced Coesys Document Verification software solution now in use in its nearly 200 offices. DMV officials can verify the authenticity of such documents as passports, identity cards and driver licenses by simply checking the graphical data and security features against reference templates from an array of issuing countries.

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