Mobile verification devices enable the most flexible identification and verification of individuals and documents apart from specific border crossing points. Officers equipped with devices randomly inspect passing vehicles when patrolling along unsecured or lightly secured borders, at second tier borders in a certain distance from border crossing points, or at seaports, railway or ferry traffic checkpoints. The random routine checks are performed with regard to illegal migration and expired visas but also to verify the documents and to identify the individual.
During the inspection process the handheld or MB getID verification device reads out the MRZ thus verifying the document. In a second step the device connects to the local management system to transfer the data which is then matched against national and international watch lists and databases such as Interpol and Schengen databases, entry and exit systems, and visa systems integrated in the central management system. Natives can additionally be verified by reading out their biometric data stored in the embedded chip and matching it with the live data from the fingerprint reader.