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Regula Document Reader (React Native)

Regula Document Reader SDK allows you to read various kinds of identification documents, passports, driving licenses, ID cards, etc. All processing is performed completely offline on your device. No any data leaving your device.

You can use native camera to scan the documents or image from gallery for extract all data from it.

This repository contains the source code of the Document Reader API, and the sample application that demonstrates the API calls you can use to interact with the Document Reader library.


How to build demo application

  1. Visit to get a trial license (regula.license file). The license creation wizard will guide you through the necessary steps.
  2. Download or clone this repository using the command git clone
  3. Run the following commands in Terminal:
$ cd example
$ npm install
$ cd ios
$ pod install

Note: make sure that Metro Bundler is running when you run your app. Otherwise, run npx react-native start command. If it fails to start, run git init from Project root, then npx react-native start.

  1. Android:
  • Copy the regula.license file to the example/android/app/src/main/assets folder.
  • Run npx react-native run-android inside example folder - this is just one way to run the app. You can also run it directly from within Android Studio. Note: npx react-native log-android is used to view logs.

Note: if the running failed with the following error Error: spawn ./gradlew EACCES, try to run the following command chmod +x gradlew within the example/android directory.

  1. iOS:
  • Copy the regula.license file to the example/ios/DocumentReader folder.
  • Run npx react-native run-ios inside example folder - this is just one way to run the app. You can also run it directly from within Xcode.

Troubleshooting license issues

If you have issues with license verification when running the application, please verify that next is true:

  1. The OS, which you use, is specified in the license (e.g., Android and/or iOS).
  2. The license is valid (not expired).
  3. The date and time on the device, where you run the application, are valid.
  4. You use the latest release version of the Document Reader SDK.
  5. You placed the license into the correct folder as described here.


You can find documentation on API here.

Additional information

If you have any technical questions, feel free to contact us or create issue here.

To use our SDK in your own app you need to purchase a commercial license.


React-Native Framework for reading and validation of identification documents






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