My question involves criminal records for the state of: CA
I was arrested in Feb 2016 because of a misdemeanor but charges were never filed. I petitioned the local law enforcement who made the arrest for factual innocence in Oct 2017. It was approved and sent to DOJ the same day. I checked the DOJ rap sheet and no longer have my finger prints (through live-scan service). I went to the local police to ask when they will seal and destroy my records. They said they need a court order to do so. I stopped by the court multiple times but the clerk doesn't know the procedure. I'd like to ask the following:
1) What else needs to be done after factual innocence approval to seal and destroy my records in ALL agencies?
2) What should I state on DS-160 regarding previous arrests? I know I can legally say I was never arrested on employment and background check applications but not sure about immigration.
3) What documents does immigration (port of entry, H-1B, green card etc) need for my factual innocence? I only have the signed factual innocence document and nothing else.
Thank you so much.