Aamva Driver License Format

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The number in the biggest font, the Drivers Document number or DD, and lastly, the Trillium ID, the number on the back above the PDF417 code.The DD code is a requirement of the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators(AAMVA) is compliance with the U.S. Governments REAL ID Act, and adopted by Canadian Council of Motor Transport. Key among AAMVA's goals is improving highway safety and identification security by promoting uniform standards for all areas related to driver licensing. AAMVA is committed to improving driver safety and to the 'one driver, one record' driver's license.

Last Updated on 2021-01-17

According to the Card Design Standard by AAMVA, the PDF417 two-dimensional bar code symbology is the minimum mandatory machine-readable technology that must be present on compliant driving license/identification documents. The barcode encodes key information about the cardholder, including name, date of birth, sex, eye color, height, and many others.

There are two ways to extract data from a driver license for a machine:

  • Using OCR technology to recognize the characters printed on an ID
  • Use barcode recognition technology to decode the PDF417 symbology and then parse it into human-readable formats

Generally speaking, the latter is more accurate and cost-effective than the former. In this article, we discuss how to use barcoding technology for text extraction from a driver’s license.

Extract Data from PDF417 of Driver Licenses on Mobile

Option 1: Decode PDF417 from Cameras in a Web Application

If you are looking to read a driver’s license from a camera source, please refer to the instructions in the article: How to Recognize US Driver’s License in JavaScript.

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Option 2: Read Driver’s Licenses in Android and iOS Native Apps

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If you are looking to read a driver’s license in a native app, please refer to the instructions in the article: How to Recognize US Driver’s License on Android Mobile Apps.

Parse PDF417 Results into a Human-readable Format

After the PDF417 value is decoded, we can then parse it into separate fields.

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Read PDF417 from Scanners

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To see how this works, you can give it a try at the demo here.

Please note that this demo also features document scanning, which is powered by Dynamsoft’s Web TWAIN SDK.

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