U.S. Selective Service Registration for a Green Card Holder

  • Does a U.S. Permanent Resident need to register for the Selective Service?

All male U.S. permanent residents (Green Card holders) regardless of where they live are required to register with the Selective Service if they are at least 18 years old but are not yet 26 years old. Failure to register with the Selective Service, between 18 and 26 years old, can make a green card holder ineligible for Naturalization.

  • What if I am a U.S. Permanent Resident and did not register for the Selective Service between 18 and 26 years of age?

If you are a U.S. permanent resident (Green Card holder) and failed to register for the Selective Service between the ages of 18 and 26, then you may not be able to meet the 5-year Good Moral Character requirement for Naturalization.  In most cases, a U.S. Permanent Resident that failed to register for the Selective Service must wait until they are 31 years of age or older to qualify for Naturalization.

If you are a U.S. Permanent Resident between the ages of 18 and 26, make sure and register for the Selective Service.

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