NFC - Near Field Communication

What is NFC? Does it work with every passport?

What is NFC?

NFC-enabled passports are also known as e-Passports or biometric passports, and they typically contain a digital photo of the passport holder as well as other biometric data such as fingerprints or facial recognition data. 

This information is securely stored on the chip and can be accessed by authorized parties using NFC technology, which provides a secure and convenient way to verify the identity of the passport holder.
The Verify by Tiller Mobile App utilizes Near Field Communication (NFC) technology to quickly and securely capture information from customer passports. NFC is a wireless communication technology that allows devices to exchange data over short distances, typically a few centimetres. Customers can quickly and easily share their personal details and other relevant information with the Verify Mobile App by simply holding their passports to the back of their smartphones. This not only streamlines the ID verification processPassport Icon but also helps ensure the security and accuracy of the captured customer data. Overall, using NFC technology is just one of the many ways in which Verify by Tiller is helping businesses to perform fast, secure, and reliable identity checks on their customers.

Does it work with every passport?

NFC (Near Field Communication) technology is not available on every passport. NFC-enabled passports, also known as biometric passports or e-Passports, are a newer type of passport that contains an embedded chip with the passport holder's personal information.
While many countries have adopted e-Passports, not all passports are e-Passports, and even in countries that issue e-Passports, not all passport holders may have one.
It's important to check with your local passport office or embassy to see if your passport has an NFC chip.