My son did not register for the Selective Service when he was between 18 - 26 because he did not know he had to do that . Now he will apply for citizenship and that is one of the question . He is now 29 years old . Can he truthfully explain that he really honestly did not know he had to register for Selective Perice ? Thanks you !
Your son will need provide evidence that he did not knowingly and willfully fail to register for Selective Service when he files his naturalization application. He needs to write a letter of explanation to the Selective Service and will receive a Status Information letter, which he should submit with his naturalization application.
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He can explain. Our clients did. It was accepted. It really depends on the reasons for not registering.
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We have had success with applicants signing a statement saying they didn't register because they didn't realize they needed to, and had they known, they would have registered.
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