Key West, FL asked in Immigration Law for Illinois

Q: My father is trying to get citizenship after having a green card. He can't remember his draft registration date. 1959

He was born in 1935. The registration was in 1959 or 1960. The citizenship application asks for the date of draft registration. My father can't remember the date and we can't get the information from the selective service site because it is too long ago. Is there a way to get around this question? The online USCIS application only accepts a date.

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3 Lawyer Answers
Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
Answered
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Draft registration was brought back by President Carter. Those born in 1959 did not have to register.

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
Answered
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: In addition, if he failed to register in 1959, or earlier, it can no longer be used against him. He can respond “unknown.”

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko
Answered
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Wheeling, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: You may provide the best available answer by submitting a sworn Affidavit to the exact circumstances.

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