How Do I Register with Selective
What is Selective Service Registration?
registration allows the United States Government to maintain a list of names of
men who may be called into military service in case of a national emergency
requiring rapid expansion of the U.S. Armed Forces. By registering all young
men, the Selective Service can ensure that any future draft will be fair and
Federal law requires that men who are at least 18 years old, but not yet 26 years old,
must be registered with Selective Service. This includes all male non-citizens
within these age limits who permanently
reside in the United States.
Men with "green cards" (lawful permanent residents) must register.
Men living in the United
States without INS documentation
(undocumented aliens) must also register. But men cannot register after
reaching age 26.
Why Do I Need to Register with the Selective Service?
Failure to register for the
Selective Service may (in certain instances) make you ineligible for certain
immigration benefits, such as citizenship.