Selective Service Registration

U.S. embassies and consulates assist the Selective Service System with its registration program abroad. Registration with the Selective Services is the process by which the U.S. government collects names and addresses of men ages 18 through 25 to use in case a national emergency requires rapid expansion of the armed forces. Registration is mandatory for male U.S. citizens ages 18 through 25. For more information and to register online, please visit

Registration when Overseas

The Selective Service System online registration site is currently unavailable for overseas registrants.  Overseas registrants should complete this form and mail it to the Selective Service System to the address below. DO NOT send this form to your nearest consulate or embassy.

Send to:

Selective Service System
Registration Information Office
P.O. Box 94739
Palatine, IL 60094-4739

More Information

Current brochures and guidance are also available on the Selective Service website.