Reisch first mentioned his experience being allowed to cross the U.S.-Canadian border using an iPad image and his driver's license through his Twitter profile
A Canadian citizen pulled up to the U.S. border holding an iPad showing a full-sized image of his passport and was allowed through
While driving from Quebec to the United States, a Canadian citizen named Martin Reisch suddenly realized the fear of every world traveler: he'd completely forgotten his passport at home. Going back for it would've meant several hours extra driving time, so using a little quick thinking and a huge amount of luck he pulled up to the U.S. border holding an iPad showing a full-sized image of his passport that he had taken five years previous and had saved to a Dropbox folder. After what must have been a nerve-racking five minutes while border officials looked over the document, Reisch was amazingly allowed through into Vermont, even receiving a "Happy Holidays" from the border officer for the trouble.
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