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 more reliable and faster 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.
If your device doesn't have NFC, it is still possible to upload your document without NFC by taking a photo of it using the Digidentity app.