I recently got my green card couple of weeks ago and it is based on my marriage to USC. During the interview process IO officer told me about selective service and asked me to register to avoid any problems during naturalization. I born in 1990 (Sept) so i am technically 26 years and 10 months old now,so i still need to register for Selective service? As the SSS.gov website shows only men who are at least 18 years old but are not yet 26 years old need to register .Men who are 26 years old and older are too old to register. Can you please advice if i am still needed to register for Selective service? I am planning to take up citizen eventually and want to avoid any problems.
I would register, to be safe. The worst they can tell you is you are too old. You do want to become a US citizen, correct? Then register. Moreover, I trust you are willing to defend the country.
No harm in trying to register. Whatever response you get - keep a record of it in case it becomes an issue.
You should register. You want to become a citizen? Then you register as all other citizens are required to do. Honestly, though, this seems more an immigration issue than criminal defense. I'll edit the practice area.
SAN DIEGO CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY--20 years experience
As was stated by my colleagues, you should register and keep record of your registration as you will need that information when you apply for citizenship.
A male may not need to register if within the exceptions: all males between ages 18 and 25 must register with the Selective Service System (SSS) within 30 days of arriving in the United States. This includes U.S. born and naturalized citizens, parolees, undocumented immigrants, legal permanent residents, asylum seekers, refugees, and all males with visas of any kind which expired more than 30 days ago. The few individuals who are exempt from this requirement are those on current non-immigrant between the ages of 18-25.
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