Once you complete your Fetch reservation, you'll need to submit the following information to verify your driver eligibility:
- Front and back photos of your drivers license
- A selfie photo of yourself to confirm that the drivers license belongs to you:
Your license must:
- Be issued within the United States
- Be 21 years of age
- Match the first and last name on your Fetch reservation
How does identity verification work?
Fetch works with Stripe to conduct identity verification online. Stripe builds technology that’s used by millions of companies around the world like Amazon, Google, and Zoom.
Stripe helps Fetch confirm your identity by conducting the following checks:
- Stripe will capture images of the front and back of your government-issued photo ID and review to ensure that the document is authentic. They’ve built an automated identity verification technology that looks for patterns to help determine if an ID document is real or fake. This process is like a bank teller checking your ID document to confirm that it’s real.
- Stripe will capture photos of your face and review to confirm that the photo ID belongs to you. They’ve built automated identity verification technology that uses distinctive physiological characteristics of your face (known as biometric identifiers) to match the photos of your face with the photo on the ID document. This process is similar to a bank teller confirming that the photo on your ID document is you based on the shape of your nose or eyes—but it’s higher-tech and a more accurate way to identify you as a unique person.
Learn more about how Stripe is storing and handling your data.
Best practices for a successful verification
Before starting the verification process, here’s what you need:
- A valid government-issued drivers license. Not a photocopy or a picture of an ID document. Ensure that the ID document is not expired. Temporary, paper licenses are not accepted.
- A device with a camera, if possible, use a mobile device. Cameras on mobile devices typically take higher-quality photos than a webcam.
The quality of the images captured affects success rates dramatically. Below are a few best practices to help ensure that your verification succeeds:
- Capture a clear image. Make sure that the images are not too dark or bright, and don’t have a glare. Hold steady and allow your camera to focus to avoid blurry photos.
- Do not block any part of your ID document in the image. Ideally you can lay it flat to take the photo.
- Do not block any part of your face. Remove sunglasses, masks, or other accessories.
- Find a location with ambient lighting. Avoid spaces with strong overhead lights that cast a shadow on your face or ID document. Avoid sitting directly in front of a bright light which can wash out your face and add a glare to your ID document.