Mobile, AL asked in Immigration Law for Alabama

Q: I have my Naturalization interview. They are asking for selective service registration which I don't have. Please help.

I have my Naturalization interview. They are asking for selective service registration which I don't have since i am now 31 years old. I came to USA in non immigrant visa status, student visa F1 status. Also, I was over 26 when I file for green card. Can you please let me know what should I do here.

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Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Las Vegas, NV

A: It is unlikely that you will need it. If you remained a student until you filed for your green card, then weren’t required to register. In addition, if you are over 31 years of age, then it doesn’t matter anyway, since more than five years have passes since you turned 26. You can write a declaration explaining why you didn’t register for the selective service and that you didn’t willingly fail to register, but you will likely not need it.

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