Identity Validation

ID documents, Biometrics, Visas

IDV Pacific is an Australian company bringing the world’s  leading Identity Document Validation products to Asia Pacific

We are IDV – Identity Document Validation, and our solutions facilitate Verification of Identity (VOI) checks in the office or remotely with high level document validation and biometric matching. We provide a complete service including deployment, training, user and technical support and access to our Document Referral help desk.

Our flexible, cost-effective, omni-channel solutions help a large number of public and private sector clients achieve high levels of compliance, more excellent financial protection and brand security.

Our clients include Recruitment Agencies, Hotels and Hospitality, Short Term Rental providers, Facilities Management Organisations, Automotive, Banking and Finance Clients, and Security Contractors as well as Australian employment, legal and conveyancing firms.

What We Do

In addition to border-control quality validation services, IDV Pacific provides:
  • Work rights related checks, including our Australian Visa Checking service that references the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs visa database:
    • individual or large volumes of Australian visa (VEVO) checks with no manual data input required via our VEVO batch process service,
    • National Police Checks and ASIC checks,
  • Face recognition and biometric capabilities, including:
    • proactive public / private space facial recognition software enabling clients to instantly match on-site individuals to a database of known/registered people,
    • validate key identity document and biometrically match the image contained to the individual presenting the artefact,
    • ‘live selfie’ mobile applications that enable border control standard identification for remote validation.
The majority of IDV Pacific’s solutions utilise the same technology approved by ICAO and used by border-control agencies in most countries. We have developed our products for use via mobile app, web browser, or in-situ document reader / personal attendance.

The IDV Pacific Team

Peter Christie

CEO, Sales

Before establishing IDV Pacific, Peter spent 32 years in Financial Markets and as Managing Director of the global fixed income business at Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

In 2015 Peter identified an opportunity to bring TrustID UK ‘s product suite to the Asia Pacific market and to this end left CBA to establish IDV Pacific Pty Ltd.

Tony Merlo

Operations, Support

Tony has 25 years of experience in Information Technology. He worked with consulting firms EDS and IBM and retailer Coles Myer in IT development, project and program management roles.

Before joining Peter in founding IDV Pacific, Tony was CEO of Human Edge Software, a Melbourne based software company serving the Asia Pacific education sector.

Hamid Mohammadian

Product, Technical Lead

Hamid worked in Network and System Administration for five years before commencing his Master’s Degree in Information Technology at Monash University in Melbourne.

With his Masters completed, Hamid now looks after application development across the IDV Pacific solution set.

Himanshu Satav

Cyber Security and Development

Himanshu has recently completed his Master of Information Technology (Professional Computing) specialising in System Security and Anti Hacking from Swinburne University in Melbourne.

Now that he has completed his Masters, Himanshu is working in development for IDV Pacific, with a focus on System Security.

Our UK Affiliates

Tony Machin – CEO TrustID UK

Tony joined TrustID in September 2013 via a “management buy-in” having raised significant equity capital for developing the business.

Previous to TrustID Tony ran his own consultancy business which involved him leading a “turn around” as an interim CEO of Poland’s largest independent financial intermediary company.

Before that he spent 11 years building Europe’s leading consumer finance intermediary business that had ten companies over eight countries at its peak.

David Park – Commercial Director TrustID UK

David spent seven years as an international business development manager for Rochford Thompson, helping to grow the business into the world’s leading provider of identity document scanning solutions, leading to its acquisition by 3M.

He then spent a further seven years at 3M developing identity document management solutions. David has extensive experience in document issuance, border control, passenger check-in, AML, KYC, RtW and customer on-boarding.

TrustID UK website

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