men can now register with Selective Service using the Internet.
All young men living in the U.S., with very few exceptions*,
are required to register within 30 days of turning 18. Registration
is Federal law. It is also required to stay eligible for many
Federal and state benefits, including student financial aid,
job training, and jobs in the Executive Branch of the Federal
government, as well as jobs with the U.S. Postal Service.
access to the Internet, any young man can register by clicking
on the "Register Online" icon at the Selective
Service web site (www.sss.gov). He then enters in some
basic information and within 30 seconds, he'll receive a Selective
Service number. Within about two weeks, he will receive an
acknowledgment card in the mail.
SSS registration is required for many Federal and state benefits,
such as student financial aid, job training, and Federal and
state jobs, officials administering monies for these programs
can now verify a young man's registration by simply clicking
on the "Check a Registration" icon at the Agency's
home page (www.sss.gov).
with Selective Service is the law. Failure to register is
a felony, punishable by a fine of up to $250,000 and/or five
years in jail.
male U.S. citizens and male immigrants residing in the U.S., ages
18 through 25, are required to register. A man is exempt while
serving on Active Duty in the Armed Forces or if he is a cadet
at a service academy. Lawfully admitted nonimmigrants
holding valid student visas or members of a diplomatic or
trade mission and their families are not required to register.
For more information, contact the Selective Service System.