Selective Service Registration for Immigrants

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The United States maintains a voluntary military. That means that there is no draft (military conscription) requiring all young men to serve. However if there is ever an extraordinary need in the future, the Selective Service System maintains information on eligible U.S. citizens and immigrant non-citizens (such as permanent residents, refugees, asylees and undocumented aliens).

Note: The information in this post has been updated. Find current information in Selective Service for Immigrants.

Immigrants in the Military
Find additional information in our special section called Immigrants in the Military. Learn about:

  • Selective Service
  • Military Enlistment Requirements
  • MAVNI Program
  • Expedited Citizenship for Military Personnel
  • Parole in Place for Military Families