Canadian Uses iPad as Passport

iPadThe iPad is known for being a multi-function device that can be used as a music player, electronic organizer, e-reader, media player, and a computer, among others.

During the holidays, a Canadian man discovered another use for the iPad—as a passport. That is, if you have a scanned copy of your passport saved in your iPad. Martin Reisch was crossing the border to the United States from Quebec, Canada, when he realized that he had forgotten his passport. With home a good two-hour drive away and the border crossing only 30 minutes away, Reisch remembered the scanned copy of his passport in his iPad and decided that presenting the device as a substitute would be worth a try.

“I thought I’d at least give it a try,” said Reisch, adding that the U.S. border officer appeared annoyed at first. “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.”