Thanks to this German company, a realtime online ID checking system exists. IDnow is an identification verification platform that can determine the legal identity of web-based customers. Best of all, the process only takes three minutes via smartphone, tablet, computer or any other camera-featuring device with video chat.
By scanning your ID (whether it's a passport, driver's license or other appropriate legal documentation) using the electronic device's camera, IDnow's algorithms determine the authenticity of your identification. The online ID checking is followed up by a brief video phone call with an IDnow employee who matches the person on the ID to the person making the internet transaction.
This could come in useful for banking and financial services, in addition to any online service that would require customers to be of a certain age.