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US says Canadian man didn't gain entry on iPad

The US Customs and Border Protection agency is disputing the assertion that a Canadian man gained entry into the US by only using a scanned photo of his passport on his iPad. Canadian man forgets passport, uses his iPad to enter US

india Updated: Jan 05, 2012 17:13 IST

The US Customs and Border Protection agency is disputing the assertion that a Canadian man gained entry into the US by only using a scanned photo of his passport on his iPad.

Martin Reisch says a slightly annoyed border officer let him cross into the US from Quebec after he told the officer he forgot his passport and he presented a scanned copy. He says that and his driver's license helped him get through last week.

But agency spokeswoman Jenny Burke said on Wednesday scanned documents are not accepted. She says if an individual does not have a passport, an enhanced driver's license or an expedited travel pass the border officer must determine identity and citizenship using a variety of other means, or deny entry.

Burke says Reisch had both a driver's license and birth certificate.

Canadian man forgets passport, uses his iPad to enter US