May 20, 2014
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Selective Service

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Selective Service


If you are a male, between the ages of 18 and 26 years of age, and a Lawful Permanent Resident (Green Card Holder), you are required to register for military service in the United States.

Apply for Citizenship

One of the criteria immigration authorities require when you apply for citizenship is proof that you have registered with Selective Service, as it is called. Since 2000, if you are a male applying to adjust your status, you are registered automatically.

Selective Service Form

A card from Selective Services, confirms your registration. If you have not received your card, it is your responsibility to pick up the Selective Service form at your local Post Office.
Get Registered For Selective Service
If you applied for residency through consular processing, you most likely did not automatically get registered for Selective Services. It will be your responsibility to comply with immigration procedures by picking up a Selective Service form at the Post Office once you have arrived in the United States.

Female Green Card Holders

Female green card holders are not required to file the Selective Services form at this time.

Tampa Immigration Lawyer

If you have questions about being a lawful permanent resident (green card holder) and registering for Selective Services or any other immigration related matters, give Lizbeth Potts & Associates, P.A. a call. We are here to help you.


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