Biometrics for Civil Government

Protect, enforce and serve with accurate identity verification.

Secure, Reliable Citizen ID With
Best-In-Class Biometrics

Governments must reliably identify citizens, permanent residents and temporary visitors for many purposes across jurisdictions. From citizen enrollment and document issuance, to background checks, benefits distributions and voter registration, civil servants can quickly and accurately identify and authenticate individuals when armed with reliable, high-performing biometric technologies.

Accurate ID Verification for Civil Use Cases

Biometrics are easy to use, deliver irrefutable identity confirmation and, unlike other forms of verification, cannot be lost or stolen. Here are some examples of how biometric-based civil ID is used for government applications.

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Background Checks

Verify identities quickly and easily to accurately match individuals across a range of centralized/connected databases.
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Benefits Distribution

Ensure the right benefits/subsidies reach the right people at the right time with irrefutable identity confirmation.
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Access to Government Services

Digitize, improve and expedite government services, such as applying for driver's licenses, filing for taxes, etc.
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National ID Enrollment

Register physical and digital IDs for large-scale endeavors to increase program reach and services across urban and rural populations.
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Secure Borders

Know exactly who is coming and going by accurately identifying individuals via biometrics across borders/territories.
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Voter Registration

One person. One vote. Safeguard democratic ideals with biometric verification to ensure fair, legitimate elections/outcomes.

Why Biometric-Based Civil ID?

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Simplify Authentication

Civilians and civil servants will appreciate easy verification via quick finger or face scans.
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Steer Next-Level Security

Biometrics heighten security as they can’t be easily stolen, lost, forged or forgotten.
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Prevent Identity Fraud

Thwart fraudsters with biometrics and gatekeep against fake attempts.
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Provide Reliable Identity Assurance

Biometric markers are unique to each individual and provide the highest level of identity assurance.
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Prioritize Inclusivity & Accessibility

Increase the reach of services across demographics and urban/rural populations.
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Enhance Speed & Responsiveness

Conduct civil services with more agility through better and faster biometric-based ID.
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Meet Privacy Expectations

Maintain full compliance with today’s biometric privacy regulations to protect citizens’ data.
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Evolve Digital Government Services

Drive efficiencies, cost savings and access to online operations through digital transformation.
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Propel Coordination Among Agencies

Collaborate better among government agencies when using centralized, digital systems.

HID’s Biometric Solutions for Civil ID

HID offers a comprehensive biometric portfolio that includes high-performing scanners and software to accurately capture various modalities, including faces, fingers, tenprints and palms. HID’s biometric solutions perform with exceptional precision and speed to support numerous civil government programs and applications.

Biometric Technologies

Biometric Software & Middleware

Real-World Biometric-Based Civil ID Use Cases

See how HID biometric technologies ensure order and efficiencies for nations around the world.

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HID fingerprint biometrics power the world’s largest biometric identification system in India.

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HID fingerprint readers strengthen security for the EU national ID card program for Poland.

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Argentina fights fraud and protects millions of pension distributions with HID’s fingerprint readers.

Leader in Biometric Authentication

Frost & Sullivan evaluated the top global multimodal biometric authentication companies in its latest report – Frost Radar™: Biometric Authentication Solutions, 2022. HID was recognized as a leader in innovation and growth.

See why HID is a top choice for biometric authentication and digital ID solutions. 

Read the full report or view the infographic.

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Award Recognition for Global Product Leadership

Frost & Sullivan best practices award

Frost & Sullivan awarded HID with the 2023 Product Leadership Award for its best-in-class biometric authentication solutions. Award criteria involved a rigorous assessment of product attributes and business impact.

The impressive breadth of HID’s biometric portfolio — facial recognition, fingerprint capture, as well as tenprint and palm scanners for livescan solutions — contributed to HID earning this distinction.

See why HID biometric authentication solutions excel in the industry. Read the full report.

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