The Swedish digital identity provider Bank ID – the largest such service in Sweden owned by several banks – is to develop a QR coded digital ID card that can be stored on a smartphone as proof of identity to merchant and companies that use BankID. Holders must verify their identity first in the BankID app.

The digital ID card will have the same features as a physical card including features like the person’s photo, name, personal identity number and age.

To obtain a BankID customers can present one of two secure ID documents, either a passport or national ID card that has a chip.

The ID card can be unlocked by verifying yourself with a security code, fingerprint or FaceID.

First adopted by Swedenbank, BankID is used widely by more than 6000 businesses and organisations and even leveraged in the first phase of development on the European Identity Wallet.