ReadID Me 4+

NFC identity document reader

Inverid B.V.

    • 4.7 • 2.4K Ratings
    • Free

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With the ReadID NFC app you can read the NFC chip that is in your passport or identity card, using the NFC capability of your iPhone (iPhone 7 or later).

This app is based on ReadID, a mobile identity document verification technology. It can read and verify the authenticity of identity documents that have a chip, which includes most passports and many identity cards. Before being able to read the chip, the app first needs to scan the so-called Machine Readable Zone of the identity document since this contains the password needed to get access to the chip.

This app works client-only, meaning that the personal data from your identity document does not leave your phone.

What’s New

Version 4.98.4

Small fix to instructions for scanning your document.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
2.4K Ratings

2.4K Ratings

Maksym Andronenkov ,

Needed to check my passport chip before travel

My passport was somehow dislodged between an article of clothing and as a result, went through a full high speed wash and an entire cycle of the dryer. I thought there was no way for my passport to be functional and although I let it dry fully and the passport physically is intact, I read horror stories of the chip not working and being denied boarding in certain cases (not sure what the extent of the truth there is to this). Either way, I didn’t want to risk it and the only way would be to go to the airport and ask them to test it before an international flight (seems too close for comfort), or to have an app like this! After scanning my chip, I verified that everything works and the app is so smooth. Thank you developers for a peace of mind and saving me a trip to the airport!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your review! We understand your concerns after you accidentally wash your passport, this is one of the reasons we put this app out there. To allow you to see if the chip (still) works. If you have any other feedback on which we can improve, feel free to share. Have a safe trip! ^ID

Tommy Lu ,

Good app, really works

Finally an iOS compatible app that actually reads a US passport. It’s tricky when you scan the RFID chip since you have to position the top of the phone exactly around the center of the passport’s back cover. Also, make sure the passport booklet is open, otherwise the cover’s material will block the signal. It’s a security feature built into the passport. I do hope my data can be downloaded into a text file, instead of view only. Also, I tried on two genuine passports. One was issued about 4 years ago, and it shows data authentic and country signer as “SUCCEEDED found a chain to a trust anchor”. The other passport was issued about 3 months ago, and it shows as authenticity not validated, due to the country signer as FAILED. I know for a fact both passports are real, why is the new passport won’t pass authenticity check? Is it because the passport is too new, and the RSA encryption is different? I’m not aware of a security update to US passports in the past 4 years. Can someone explain? Thanks!

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the review. US passports are I think the most tricky in the world to read the chip from, good to read is works for you. The app has a list of so-called country certificates built in, for a very new passport it may require not have the associated country certificate. I looked at our statistically data, and think that is what happening here. We'll check if there are new certificates and if so update the app. ^MW

cuKabul ,

Works on the US passport

It works. Just need to play around until you find the sweet spot where the chip matches your reader. Beware you might need to rotate your phone to be able to match.
After I saw my data on the app, honestly I felt vulnerable. I read the privacy statement on the developer website and they claim they don’t store the data, which is great.
Overall this is a cool app. I can see a lot of use for it for various projects. The world is moving towards contactless tech so this app has potentials. Please don’t store the data though haha :)

App Privacy

The developer, Inverid B.V., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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