Near-field communication (or NFC) is one of the ways you can upload a document as part of your verification with Digidentity.
Many photo ID documents (including almost all passports issued within the last ten years) contain a readable microchip embedded within them which contains all of the document's information. If you have an NFC-compatible smartphone or tablet, you can use the Digidentity app to scan this microchip to upload your document.
Uploading via NFC is faster and more reliable than taking a picture of the document yourself. It will also allow you to complete your verification with less documents.
How do I know if my smartphone or tablet has NFC?
To check if your android smartphone or tablet is NFC-compatible, please open the 'settings' app on the device and search for 'NFC'. If your device is NFC-compatible, you should see an option to turn NFC on or off.
To check if your iPhone is NFC-compatible, please open the 'settings' app, select 'General' and tap on 'About'. Your model name will be shown on the following page.
If you have an iPhone 7 or newer, your device should be NFC compatible. iPads do not support NFC at this time.
How do I know if my passport is NFC-compatible?
If your passport has the following symbol printed on its front cover, it is NFC-compatible.