Rights and Responsibilities
When Must All Men Register for the Selective Service

When must all men register for the Selective Service

In the United States, nearly all men between the ages of 18 and 26 are required to register with the Selective Service System. The specific deadline for registration is 30 days after a man's 18th birthday. It is important to note that this requirement applies to most male U.S. citizens and male non-citizens residing in the country, including immigrants, refugees, and undocumented individuals.

Failing to register for the Selective Service by the deadline can have significant consequences, such as becoming ineligible for various federal benefits, including student loans, job training programs, and government employment.

To register for the Selective Service, individuals can either fill out a registration form available at any U.S. Post Office or complete the online registration process on the official Selective Service System website.