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Canadian uses iPad image of passport to enter U.S.

Montreal who forgot his passport says he showed a scanned picture of it to enter the U.S. and return

A Canadian man says he entered the U.S. by showing only a scanned image of his passport on the screen of an iPad, The Star reports. Martin Reisch, who is from Montreal, says he was about a half-hour away from the Vermont border when he realized he had forgotten his passport at home. On his way home, Reisch says he was also able to cross the border back into Canada, again using the image on his iPad. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection did not comment specifically on the case, but says it accepts documentation such as passports, enhanced driver licences or Nexus passes from Canadian citizens entering the U.S. at land entry points.

The Star

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