Registering with the Selective Service System
Who must register?
The law requires virtually all male U.S. citizens (regardless of where they live), and male immigrants residing in the U.S. (permanent resident aliens), to register within 30 days of their 18th birthday. Therefore, to be in full compliance with the law, a man turning 18 is required to register during the period of time beginning 30 days before, until 30 days after his 18th birthday.
Early Submission: It is now possible for a man to submit registration information early, as long he is at least 17 years and 3 months old. Selective Service will keep his information on file and process it automatically later in the year, when the man is within 30 days of reaching his 18th birthday. An acknowledgment card will be mailed to the man when his registration is processed. To submit early registration information, follow the same procedures as men who are 18 through 25 years old.
Registration is the law. A man who fails to register may, if prosecuted and convicted, face a fine of up to $250,000 and/or a prison term of up to five years.
There are many benefits to registering with the Selective Service System. This document describes opportunities available to those registered.
Check your eligibility for registration with this chart.
You can register for the Selective Service System online through this link.
Register At School
We have a high school registrar at MAHS who can help you complete all of the necessary paperwork for Selective Service Registration. If you have questions or would like assistance with the registration process, please see Ms. Adcock in the front office. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org.