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How to Register


Register button on a KeyboardThe easiest and fastest way for a man, from age 18 through age 25, to register is to register online.

NOTE: Anyone, U.S. citizen or immigrant, who attempts to register from our website with a social security number that is not first in our system will find they are not able to complete their registration online. These men can still register by filling out a registration form and mailing it to the Selective Service System. The registration form asks for the young man's full name, address, date of birth, gender, and social security number (if he has one). On the form that is mailed to Selective Service, the man's signature is also required.

 

Ways to Register:


Register Online

Young men with a valid social security number may register with Selective Service online above.


AT THE POST OFFICE

Selective Service mail-back registration forms are available at any U.S. Post Office.  A man can fill it out (leaving the space for his social security number blank, if he has not yet obtained one *), sign and date, affix postage, and mail to Selective Service without the involvement of the postal clerk. Men living overseas may register at any U.S. Embassy or consular office.

* Remember to provide your social security number to the Selective Service as soon as you obtain one.


REMINDER MAIL-BACK CARD

A young man may also register by filling out a reminder mail-back card received in the mail. Selective Service sends this card to many men around the time they turn 18 years old. A man can fill out the card at home and mail it directly to Selective Service.


CHECK BOX ON FAFSA

Another way a young man can register is to check a box on the application form for federal student financial aid (FAFSA). A man can check "Register Me" on Box #22 of that form, and the Department of Education will furnish Selective Service with the information to register the man.


HIGH SCHOOL REGISTRAR

More than half the high schools in the nation have a staff member or teacher appointed as a SELECTIVE SERVICE REGISTRAR. These individuals help register male high school students.


See also PROOF OF REGISTRATION.