Selective Service Registration

Selective Service Registration is the process by which the U.S. government collects names and addresses of men age 18 through 25 to use in case a national emergency requires rapid expansion of the Armed Forces. It is a civic and legal responsibility.

With few exceptions, all male U.S. citizens, living in the US or overseas, and all male aliens, residing in the U.S. and its territories, must register between their 18th and 26th birthdays.

Registering with the Selective Service does not mean you are volunteering to join the military.  No one has been drafted since 1973.  No one can be ordered for induction by Selective Service unless ordered by Congress and the President.

Men who have registered remain eligible for federal student aid, most federal jobs, and federal job training. Male non-citizens living in the U.S. who are 18 through 25 must register to remain eligible for citizenship.

You may register for the Selective Service online at:  Within three weeks after being registered, the registrant will receive a Registration Acknowledgement by mail.  He may verify his number on line by clicking on the “To Check a Registration” icon on the Selective Service System webpage.

Any errors or corrections should be submitted to:

Selective Service System

P. O. Box 94638

Palatine, IL  60094-4638

Alternatively, you can register at the Embassy/Consulate during public hours, except on U.S. and Philippine holidays. You will be asked to present your U.S. passport (or any other proof of citizenship and identification document).

The U.S. Embassy and Consular Agency in Cebu can provide the SSS-1 Registration Form if you are unable to register online.

If you need additional information, please visit the Selective Service website or contact Selective Service directly.

Selective Service System

Registration Information Office
Post Office Box 94638
Palatine, IL 60094-4638
Phone: (847) 688-6888