Does the U.S. Know About My Criminal Record?

If you have ever been charged or fingerprinted in Canada related to a criminal mater, you were registered with a unique FPS#. Your name, fingerprints, charges and criminal record in Canada are all attached to your FPS# and completely accessible by the United States. Even obtaining a Pardon (record suspension) in Canada does not remove the FPS data accessible by U.S. agents — a common misconception. When you attempt to enter the United States via land (border) or air (airport), U.S. Customs & Border Officers access the same criminal database used by the RCMP in Canada.