I never registered with the Selective Service System after age 18. Can my failure to register affect my application for naturalization?

Generally, lawful permanent resident males in the United States between the ages of 18 to 26 must register with the U.S. Selective Service System. If a lawful permanent resident male within that age range refused to, or knowing and willfully failed to register with the Selective Service System, and files an application for naturalization, USCIS generally denies the application on the grounds that the Applicant was not well disposed to the good order and happiness of the United States. There may be a way to address this ineligibility ground. If this situation applies to you, please contact our office to schedule a meeting to discuss your unique circumstances, whether you are in Frisco or Dallas, Texas, or via Skype anywhere in the U.S.

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The information appearing in these FAQ responses is not legal advice and is provided for general information purposes only. You should seek professional advice from an experienced immigration attorney regarding your specific inquiry and case before changing position.

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