It's Quick - It's Easy - It's the Law
INSTRUCTIONS: For men, age 18 through 25, to register online requires a valid social security number in our system. If you cannot register online because there is an error with your social security number, or you are an immigrant male, use the fillable registration form to complete, print, sign and date, and mail.
Men, age 18 through 25, living in the United States, with a social security number, register with Selective Service here.
Outside US Register Online
U.S. male citizens, age 18 through 25, living OUTSIDE the United States, with a social security number and who are required to register with Selective Service, register here.
Fillable Registration Form
If you have a social security number and you are not able to register online, or if you do not have a social security number, or if you are an immigrant male (documented or undocumented) age 18 through 25, please complete the fillable registration form here.
You may complete this fillable registration form, print, sign, and mail to:
Selective Service System
P.O. Box 94739
Palatine, IL 60094-4739
PRIVACY ACT STATEMENT
NOTE: This is a secure site. The information you provide on this form is protected as it travels to Selective Service over the internet.
Information Collected on the Registration Form
The only information a man provides when he registers with Selective Service is his:
- Full name
- Date of birth
- Social security number, if he has one, and
- Current mailing address
What Happens After You Complete a Registration Form?
You are not officially registered until your registration information is entered into Selective Service registration file and you have been assigned a Selective Service registration number.
Then, you will receive in the mail a registration acknowledgment letter with your card showing the information recorded in your file, your Selective Service registration number, and a change of information form. If any of the information on your registration acknowledgment card is incorrect, it is important that you correct it and mail the change of information form back to Selective Service. This registration acknowledgment card is your proof of registration with the Selective Service System. Keep this important document in your permanent files for future reference.
NOTE: If you do not receive a registration acknowledgement letter within 90 days, it is your responsibility to contact the Selective Service at 847-688-6888.
Register to be eligible for benefits and programs linked to the registration requirement — Men who have registered with Selective Service remain eligible for federal student financial aid, state-funded student financial aid in many states, most federal employment and some state employment, job training under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (formerly known as the Workforce Investment Act), security clearances, and U.S. citizenship for immigrant men.
For more information, see WHY REGISTER.
MEN 26 Years Old and Older
Once a man reaches his 26th birthday, Selective Service cannot register him. Go to our webpage for MEN 26 AND OLDER.