If I was charged but the charges were dropped, will that affect my immigration application?

If you have been accused and charged with a crime and you were fingerprinted in Canada, or you attended at a Canadian criminal court, you do have a criminal record. Even if you were found not guilty, once you have been accused and charged with a criminal offence, a record does exist, and you must complete paperwork to have your record destroyed or sealed. It will not go away by itself. After being charged and fingerprinted, the police and the RCMP will assign a fingerprint number to your name and date of birth before you even go to court. A criminal record will negatively affect your immigration application.
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Asked Dec 30, 2014
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Answered Oct 14, 2020

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