The Facial Similarity Check will compare a selfie or video provided by the applicant to the photo in the most recent identity document provided. It aims to prove identity document ownership, so that only the owner of the identity document can use it to verify their identity and access services.
Onfido offers three types of Facial Check: Photo, Photo Fully Auto or Video. Please find more details below:
Facial Check - Photo and Photo Fully Auto
Images and data are extracted from identity documents using machine learning and then compared to a selfie taken by the user. Available via the SDK or IDV form, this check is for low-risk users or transactions.
The Photo version uses algorithms and expert review by Onfido’s super recogniser analysts to return a result.
The Photo Fully Auto is intended to be paired with manual review by your own team, and does not include expert review by Onfido’s super recogniser analysts. This guarantees faster results, but it also means more reports are likely to end with faces not being detected, or with users incorrectly rejected.
Facial Check - Video
In addition to extracting images and data from identity documents, Onfido’s facial check with video provides added security. The user films themselves repeating numbers and performing randomised movements. Available via our SDKs, this check is for high-risk users or transactions.
Reduce risk and prevent user impersonation with video verification
Reduce expenses by remotely verifying new users
Eliminate manual processes with automatic verification
Eliminate drop-off by securely verifying and rapidly onboarding new users
Reduce development time & cost with cross-platform SDK