ID Document Verification

Allow customers to scan documents in seconds & verify against government sources.

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Simplifying Access to the DVS

Easily Implement OCR document scanning & verification into your application.

Prevent Identity Fraud

Prevents fake or stolen IDs being used to steal identities, launder money, or buy prepaid sim cards.

Increase Conversion

OCR Autofill reduces friction of inputting document names & numbers. 

Meet Compliance

Meet regulatory compliance obligations & stay compliant, RapidID automatically stays up to date with the latest requirements.

Everything you need to know

What is the DVS?

The Department of Home Affairs' Document Verification Service (DVS) is an identity matching service that helps verify an individual's identity against Government databases. To access the DVS an organisation must use an approved Gateway Service Provider, such as RapidID.
Organisations using a DVS provider don't need to keep copies of identity documents, which helps to protect the individual’s privacy and reduces the risk of data breaches. The DVS compares the personal information on Australian identity documents against official government records. The service is provided through secure, online systems that operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is updated in real-time.

How do I get set up for DVS access?

To get setup with DVS access your organisation must have a registered business within Australia or New Zealand.Your organisation must be caught under the Australian Privacy Act 1988 and/or the New Zealand Privacy Act 1993 as applicable in the relevant circumstances;. If your organisation is either generating more than A$3million in annual revenue, is a reporting entity under AUSTRAC or has previously opted-in to be caught under the Privacy Act, it will be considered automatically captured. Otherwise, you simply apply to the OAIC Opt-In Register. RapidID can provide a simple 1- minute form for this.Your organisation must also complete the Department of Home Affairs’ registration form for DVS access. RapidID will provide you this form and should take only 2 minutes to complete.Finally, you will need to provide RapidID with evidence that  your users agree to a DVS-approved consent statement prior to their identity being checked. Simply click ‘Get Started’ in the top right corner of this page to access everything you need.

How long does it take?

RapidID will provide you with all the forms you need to get started. These should take you only a few minutes to complete. Once you have returned the forms to us, we’ll lodge your application directly with the DVS. Whilst these can often be approved same-day, we cautiously advise to allow 2-3 business days for your application to be approved. Upon approval, you are ready to start accessing the Department of Home Affairs’ Document Verification Service.

Which Identity Documents can the DVS check?

- Centrelink Concession Card
- Certificate of Registration by Descent
- Change of Name Certificate
- Citizenship Certificate
- Driver's License
- ImmiCards
- Marriage Certificate
- Medicare Card
- Passport
- Visa


Accuracy in 0.4 seconds

Our OCR technology works in all lighting conditions so that your users don’t have to worry. Allowing it to fit in with your on-boarding flow seamlessly.
Continuous Auto Focus
Image Stabilisation
Engage full potential of hardware

Detailed breakdown

Multiple-point checks to ensure a high accuracy rate.
Under/Over Exposed
White Spots
Data Compare
Template Match
Document Number Algorithms

ISO Certified Protection

All checks are run in real-time against core sources. RapidID provides only transaction records for audit & compliance requirements. Military Grade AES-256 Encryption.


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No Implementation Fees
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