Is an iPad enough to get you across the US border? Martin Reisch says yes. Officials aren't so sure.
Earlier this week, a surprising story began ricocheting around the Internet – a Canadian man named Martin Reisch had crossed from Canada into the United States using nothing more than his driver's license and a photo of his passport, which he had uploaded onto his Apple iPad.
No, there isn't an app for that. He simply had a digital image of his passport.
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According to Reisch, he had traveled from Quebec almost all the way to the Vermont border when he realized that he was missing his passport. But he did have a saved image of his passport, which he allegedly presented to a border control official. "He kind of gave me a stare, like neither impressed nor amused," Reisch told the Canadian Press. "He was very nice about it," Reisch added.