MICR E13B Overview

MICR E 13B Sample Barcode

Magnetic Ink Character Recognition Code (MICR) is a character recognition technology used by the banking industry. The MICR E13B 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 E13B is commonly used on checks and is scanned just like a passport/travel document.

Supported Host Device


Products that Support MICR E13B

(This barcode is disabled by default)

for Apple


for Samsung


Supported Business Applications:

Partner Applications

Applications integrated with Socket Mobile's CaptureSDK.


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

See complete list of business applications.

Non-CaptureSDK Applications

Applications that are not integrated with Socket Mobile's CaptureSDK:



MICR E13B is supported on 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 E13B by scanning the barcode below*:

Enable MICR E 13B Barcode

Disable MICR E13B by scanning the barcode below*:

Disable MICR E 13B Barcode

See the full programming guide Opens Worldwide site 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 E13B?

A: Banks  

Q: Need more help?

A: Go here for additional barcode troubleshooting and FAQs.