The Selective Service System is an independent United States government agency which operates under a federal law called Military Selective Service Act. Although at present, the United States relies on volunteers and does not have a draft, the mission of the Selective Service System is to provide the number of men needed by the Armed Forces or the military in case Congress and the President would decide to return to a draft in the event of a national emergency. Every qualified individual is required to register, after which their information will be protected by the Selective Service System. There are various form samples below that you can check out. You may also see our downloadable Service Forms.

Selective Service Registration Form

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Selective Service Exemption Form

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Selective Service Verification Form

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Selective Service Appeal Form

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Selective Service Request Form

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Who Are Required to Register with Selective Service?

All male US citizens and aliens who are over 18 years old but not yet 26 years old and are residents in the United States and its territories must be registered with Selective Service. Male US citizens are required to register within 30 days of their 18th birthday. It is their legal responsibility.

Who Are Exempted from Registration?

  • Males who are currently in the armed services and are on active duty
  • Males who have served on active duty in the armed services or are veterans
  • Citizens of the Republic of Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, or the Federated States of Micronesia
  • Non-citizen males who first entered the country after their 26th birthday
  • Lawful non-citizen males on a valid non-immigration visa who stayed on the terms of their visa until after they turned 26
  • Disability to register due to being hospitalized, imprisoned, or institutionalized
  • Enrolled in any officer procurement program
  • A commissioned or reserved Public Health Service Officer

Those who qualify for exemption will be required to present documents of proof when they are validated. You may see our other Selective Service Forms for more samples.

Selective Service Registration Status Form

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Printable Selective Service Form

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Selective Service Sign Up Form

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Selective Service Confirmation Form

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Selective Service Compliance Form

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What Happens if I Failed to Register?

In 1980, men who knowingly did not register and were convicted faced up to 5 years in prison or paid a fine of up to $50,000, which was later increased to $250,000. It had to be proven, though, that the failure to register was willful. But nowadays, this has been changed. To encourage males to register, federal laws require registration with Selective Service to be able to receive financial aid, federal grants and loans, eligibility for most federal jobs, and certain government benefits. If you are an immigrant, it is required for you to be eligible for citizenship. You may also see our Community Service Forms for forms needed for community service, which could be government-mandated or part of an academic curriculum.

Types of Selective Service Forms

  • Selective Service Registration Form: This is used to register with Selective Service within 30 days of a male US citizen’s birthday.
  • Select Service Exemption Form: If you belong in the criteria of males who are exempted, you must fill out this form and provide supporting documents for you to be able to receive financial aid.
  • Select Service Verification Form: This is used to verify someone’s registration. If he is not registered, he should state the reason and provide supporting documents. If he is registered, he should provide proof of registration, such as a copy of his Select Service Registration Card or Acknowledgement.

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