No Passport, No Problem: Man Uses iPad to Cross Border into U.S. [UPDATE]


Up yours, Android.

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Ever approach the border with a sinking feeling that your passport is sitting at home next to the phone charger you also forgot to bring? Fear not, tech-savvy travelers, because apparently you can now just present your iPad to get into the United States of America.

Martin Reisch was driving from Quebec into Vermont when he realized he left his passport at home. When he got to the U.S. border officer, he decided to display his driver’s license and a scanned copy of his passport on his iPad instead.

While the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency technically doesn’t accept scanned images of passports, apparently the iPad’s resolution impressed the officer enough to pass Reisch through.

The 33-year-old Canadian told the Montreal Gazette:

“I guess he looked me up in the computer and saw I’m not a criminal or a terrorist or anything … He didn’t say much besides…

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