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Withdrawing N-400 application. Is it discretionary?

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I sent a letter to withdraw my N-400 application after my interview and today I got notice from USPS that I have a certified letter from USCIS. What does that mean? Is it discretionary and could they deny my request?

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Depends on the timing. Read the USCIS letter and then post a question if you still have one.

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Can't tell what it means until you claim the letter and open it. You mentioned that you received the notice today. When did you send your letter requesting a withdrawal?

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Either letter acknowledging your withdrawal of your N-400 application, a denial or an RFE. Open it and let us know if you still have a question after that.

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