04 Jan '12, 3am

Canadian man enters US with a scanned passport - shown on his iPad

TORONTO - A Canadian man who realised he forgot his passport as he approached the United States border found a new way to gain entry - his iPad. Mr Martin Reisch said yesterday a slightly annoyed US border officer let him cross into the US from Quebec after he presented a scanned copy of his passport on his Apple iPad. Mr Reisch was a half hour from the border when he decided to try to gain entry rather than turn back and make a two-hour trek back home to Montreal to fetch his passport. He told the officer he was heading to the US to drop off Christmas gifts for his friend's kids. He said that true story, the scanned passport and his driver's license helped him get through last week. He said the officer seemed mildly annoyed when he handed him the iPad. "I thought I'd at least give it a try," Mr Reisch said. "He took the iPad into the little border hut. He was in there a g...

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