National Id Reading System

Wathiq provides the necessary tools to read data on the smart chip for the national identity, which provides integrated solutions and software tools that cover all the needs necessary to read data in an easy and accessible way.

Intelligent document reading, faster than ever before

Read passports and official ID documents directly from the chip. Wathiq’s advanced technology lets you prove identity and seamlessly verify your customers’ data in real time. See in an instant whether your customers are who they say they are, live where they say they live, and are old enough to use your products and services.

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Increase client onboarding time dramatically

Onboard good customers fast and with zero friction. Wathiq’s rapid ID verification means you can approve, decline or refer customer requests instantly based on your prerequisites for a smooth user experience. Ideal for opening bank accounts, patient onboarding, contractor vetting, insurance validations and more.


Cost effective and efficient data capture

Wathiq identity verification solution is fully automated: it ensures no human errors in data capture. Get real-time visibility into your customers’ data and massively reduce the time spent on manual ID checks. Efficient ID verification means happy customers, which is likely to translate into commercial opportunities for your business.


Do business with confidence

Tackle the growing problem of identity fraud and money laundering. Wathiq lets you identify fraudsters early in the customer journey without slowing down the onboarding process for genuine people. Be confident your customers are who they say they are in compliance with local laws and the risks you need to manage.


Supports Official Saudi IDs

Wathiq is the ONLY solution available on the market that supports official Saudi IDs. Just place the card in the reader and Wathiq will take care of the rest.


Benefits of Wathiq Identity Verification Technology

Customer-first experience

Approve good customers rapidly, and impresses them from day one

No data mistakes

Quick and flawless data capture, direct from the chip

Easy to use

No training required to detect fraudulent identity documents

Integrate with ease

Capture data straight into your workflows or to pre-fill forms

Catch out fraudsters

Stop even sophisticated scams in their tracks

Cut costs

Improve operational efficiency and spend time where it matters

Time saving

Verify ID in seconds. Simply scan the card and you’re done

Compliance made simple

Meet industry standards for ID verification

Fully scalable

Ideal for all companies, regardless of complexity or transaction size


Frequently Asked Questions

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What is a Wathiq, the Saudi National ID reader?

Wathiq is a software library that enables the user to read the contents of the Saudi national identity in a safe and fast manner free of errors

What identities are supported in a Wathiq ?

Wathiq supports Saudi identity, whether it contains a chip or depends on close communication NFC

Does it require an Internet to read the contents of the national identity?

Reading the Saudi national identity does not require the existence of the Internet, the data is read from the card itself

What data can be read on your national identity card?

All general data that appear on the surface of the card include the name in Arabic and English, as well as the color image, date of birth and end date by Hijri and Gregorian calendar.

What are the benefits of using Wathiq?

There are several benefits of reading national identity through wathiq that includes:
The accuracy of data extraction and recording without errors appears just as it is on the card.
There is no need to photograph the ID card as the regulations stipulate that the filming of the identity is an offence.

How do I take advantage of Wathiq

We provide all software packages that enable you to reprogram the programs you have available to integrate with the National Identity Reading Service to become part of your software.

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