MICR E 13B Overview

MICR E 13B Sample Barcode

Magnetic Ink Character Recognition Code (MICR) is a character recognition technology used by the banking industry. The MICR E-13B font has been adopted as the international standard in ISO and is the standard in Australia, UK, United States, Central America and much of Asia.

How to scan OCR and travel documents (EN)

Note: MICR E 13B is just like scanning a passport/travel document.

Supported Host Device


Products that Support MICR E 13B

(This barcode is disabled by default)

Supported Business Application:


Partner Applications

Applications integrated with Socket Mobile's Capture SDK.


Verify with your application provider that Socket Mobile's latest Capture SDK was implemented in your app. See the latest Capture SDK version.

See complete list of Partner Applications.

Non-Capture SDK Applications

Applications that are not integrated with Socket Mobile's Capture SDK




MICR E 13B is supported by D740, D745, D755, D760, D860, DS860, S740, and S860 Socket Mobile barcode scanners. You can enable or disable this symbology on your Socket Mobile scanner simply by scanning the codes below. 

Note: Scanner must be in a disconnected state before scanning the command barcode.

Note: D740, D745, and S740 supports OCR symbologies if your scanner has a Green scan LED.

Enable MICR E 13B by scanning the barcode below*:

Enable MICR E 13B Barcode

Disable MICR E 13B by scanning the barcode below*:

Disable MICR E 13B Barcode

See the full programming guide for more info and troubleshooting.
* D750 requires separate enable/disable command barcodes found in the programming guide.

Troubleshooting / FAQ


Q: What is the typical usage of MICR E 13B?

A: Banks  

Q: Need more help?

A: Go here for additional barcode troubleshooting and FAQs.