Self-registration Immigration System: design and develop one unity machine, which can automatically enter information on foreign visitor’s entry- exit registration cards, simplify entry- exit registration process and operations. Building the system will achieve the following objectives:
- Facilitate foreign visitors with filling out entry- exit registration information
- Reduce manual entry workload of immigration registration cards
- Improve data accuracy of immigration information collection
OCR Functions & Problems
Acquire passport holder’s identity information through OCR technology. Data fields to be included are name, gender, date of birth, passport number, and nationality. The system is mainly used to facilitate passengers’ printed entry-exit cards, this procedure required customized OCR technology and special application. The main requirements are as follows:
- recognition accuracy rate is 100%
- simple user operation
- considerable expansion
- reasonable hardware system connection
We analyzed the passport’s information features and understood the end-user’s usage workflow. According to the structure of the entry- exit cards we designed the application software, and the detailed solution is as below:
Analyze passport information, integrate application, confirm image region as a group of special barcode. Please see the image below:
The process includes: get passport barcode image, recognize image and proof again according to the barcode’s data features.
According to the entry-exit card’s structure, we designed printing position, date and flight no.
Hardware equipment such as printers were selected according to the entry-exit card’s size.