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Can i correct an answer on N400 application?

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Can i correct an answer on citizen application after interview. My case is still pending and has not been resolved yet? I answered a question wrong (honest mistake) regarding an arrest that was dismissed with prejudice. Can i write to correct my answer before a final decision is made.

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Generally speaking, yes, send a letter to the Agency. If you know the AO's name, include it in your correspondents. Actually, you should do it. They may hold failure to disclose against you and use to deny your application even of the underlying offense would have had no affect on their naturalization determination.

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I agree with my colleague. Additionally, make sure that the correction is acknowledged during your N-400 interview. Good luck!

Guerra Saenz, PL--Immigration Attorneys (954) 434-5800. This answer is of a general nature and should not be relied upon as final, nor is it intended as legal advice.


Yes, you can correct it by writing to the USCIS.

Please click the link below for additional information.

Carl Shusterman, Esq.
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(213) 394-4554 x0 Mr. Shusterman is a former INS Trial Attorney (1976-82) with over 35 years of immigration experience. His response to your question is general in nature, as not all the facts are known to him. You should retain an attorney experienced in immigration law to review all the facts in your case in order to receive advice specific to your case. Mr. Shusterman's statement above does not create an attorney/client relationship.