[OpenID-Specs-eKYC-IDA] Issue #1207: Recommend using Alpha-3 instead of Alpha-2 [ISO3166-1] (openid/ekyc-ida)

Julian White issues-reply at bitbucket.org
Wed Sep 16 14:58:50 UTC 2020

New issue 1207: Recommend using Alpha-3 instead of Alpha-2 [ISO3166-1]

Julian White:

Current specification recommends using alpha-2 format of the country code, however ICAO9303 specification advises issuers to use alpha-3 format. This is mostly followed by issuers \(notable exception is Germany that uses “D”\).  The most common occurrence will be alpha-3, requiring alpha-2 means that systems will have to map from alpha-3 taken from ID documents, which seems like an unnecessary overhead.

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