I applied for a visa to Canada and was already instructed to submit my passport (I guess pretty much should be accepted after that), however, I had a medical emergency and had to cancel my trip. I forgot about the application altogether so I did not withdraw my application, and today the status was refused because I did not submit my passport.
I was wondering if this affect any visa application in the future and should I put 'Yes' to any question regarding history of visa refusals from now on?
The letter reads:
Thank you for your interest in visiting Canada. After careful review of your temporary resident visa application and supporting documentation, I have determined that your application does not meet the requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) and Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR). I am refusing your application on the following grounds: You have not complied with our request for information, per subsection 16(1) of the IRPA. To date, you have failed to comply with our request for submission of the following documents: Original passport or travel document You are welcome to reapply if you feel that you can respond to these concerns and can demonstrate that your situation meets the requirements. All new applications must be accompanied by a new processing fee.
Here's subsection 16(1) of the IRPA https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/i-2.5/section-16.html