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When you register with the Selective Service, you're helping ensure a secure future for your community and the United States of America.

Registration for Men 18-25

Selective Service registration is required by law as the first part of a fair and equitable system that, if authorized by the President and Congress, would rapidly provide personnel to the Department of Defense while at the same time providing for an Alternative Service Program for conscientious objectors. By registering, a young man remains eligible for jobs, Federal student aid, State-based student aid in 31 states, Federally-funded job training, and U.S. citizenship for immigrant men.

Verify Your Registration

Online verification provides a quick way to access your Selective Service registration number and date of registration. You also can print a copy of your registration card that can be used as proof of registration.

Men 26 and Older

If you are 26 or older, it's too late to register. If you failed to register by age 26 and are seeking benefits associated with Selective Service registration, click the link below to learn more about next steps.

Additional Groups

Women

The law currently requires that only men register with Selective Service. In the event that the law is changed to include registering women, Selective Service is prepared to expand registration.

Immigrants

If you are an immigrant man living in the United States, documented or undocumented, and are between the ages of 18 and 25, you are required to register with few exceptions.

Veterans

If you are a military veteran or a military reservist, you are still required to register with Selective Service. However, if you served in the Armed Forces and are 26 or older, but failed to register, your DD Form 214 is evidence that your failure to register was not knowing and willful.

Parents

Parents should help young men become aware of their civic and legal responsibilities. By registering, your son remains eligible for benefits that are linked to registration, like federal student loans, grants, job training programs, government jobs and citizenship.