How Do You Register for the Selective Service System?


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The Selective Service System allows registration online, via a post office mail-in form, through high school registrars or when applying for college loans with a Federal Student Financial Aid form. The SSS is the military conscription program of the United States.

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All males residing in the United States, whether citizens or noncitizen immigrants, are required to register with the SSS within 30 days of turning 18 years old. The registration requires a man's full name, address, date of birth and Social Security number if available. Failure to register with the SSS can result in fines and jail time if convicted, as well as a denial of requests for federal grants, loans, aid, benefits and eligibility for government employment.

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