you for connecting to the Selective Service System from the
INS Web site. Here, men can register on-line. The system
is not operational when system maintenance is scheduled from
2 a.m. to 4 a.m. U.S. Central Time Tuesday through Saturday
and from 7 p.m. Wednesday to 2 a.m. Thursday.
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 U.S.
Men with "green cards" must register. Men living
in the U.S. without INS documentation (undocumented aliens)
must also register. Men cannot register after reaching age
men who are in the U.S. temporarily (diplomatic corps, trade
mission personnel, men holding valid visitor or student visas,
etc.) do not register.
male non-citizen who first enters the U.S. as a permanent
resident after he has already passed his 26th birthday is
not required to register because he is over the age limit.
do not register because the law does not apply to them.
registering with Selective Service, a man is not joining
the U.S. military. He is only telling the government where
he may be contacted if men must be called to serve in the
military in a future national emergency. Even in an emergency,
not all men would be called, and not all who are called would
a man fails to register as the law requires, he may not obtain:
citizenship (when a non-citizen applies for citizenship)
training (under the JTPA program)
loans and grants for college
takes only a minute to register on-line. You must have
a valid Social Security number to register this way. If
you are connecting to this Internet site during operating
hours, click on "Next" to go to the registration
page. Otherwise, try again when the system is available.