iPad used as passport replacement to enter the US

Canadian iPad owner offers a scan of his passport in replacement of the real thing

Apple's market dominating tablet device the iPad has found a new use with a Canadian citizen using the iOS device as a passport replacement to enter the US

The ever useful Apple iPad has found a new calling after a Canadian resident used his Apple branded tablet as a passport substitute to gain access to the United States of America.

Having driven two hours to the US boarder Martin Reisch from Montreal realised he had forgot his passport but had a scan of the legal document saved to his at hand Apple tablet. Presenting the 9.7-inch touchscreen alongside his drivers licence Reisch was granted access to the US.

“I thought I'd at least give it a try," said Reisch."He took the iPad into the little border hut. He was in there a good five, six minutes. It seemed like an eternity. When he came back, he took a good long pause before wishing me a Merry Christmas."

With Canadian residents usually required to possess their passport, a Nexus pass or an enhanced driver’s licence to cross the US boarder by land, Reisch’s experience has called into question the usually vigilant boarder patrol. Neither the Canadian or US boarder agencies have offered comment on the event.

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Via: Ubergizmo