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If you recently turned 18, it's time to register for military service in the event of a draft. It's your duty as an American, and it's the law.


The information you provide on the registration form is protected as it travels to the U.S. Government via the Internet.


 Please read the Notice/Terms & Conditions below. Please note this website assists young men in registering with the U.S. Selective Service.  Please note this is a private, third-party service, not a government website.

REGISTER    File Change of Address

Look up Registration Number

Order Replacement Draft Card


What is "the Draft"?

Conscription, commonly referred to as "the draft," is the compulsory enrollment of men into national military service. In the United States, active conscription ended in 1973, but the requirement to register remains legally active and enforced.

Who Must Register?

Almost all male U.S. citizens, and male aliens living in the U.S., who are 18 through 25, are required to register for the military draft. However, men who currently register are not automatically inducted into military service. Currently, the United States operates its military through volunteer enlistment. The last time men were inducted into the military was during the Vietnam War. Registration for a possible future draft is required to ensure America's preparedness in the event of a military crisis. In the event of a crisis that necessitates a draft to be invoked, men would be called in sequence determined by random lottery number and year of birth. They would then be examined for mental, physical and moral fitness by the military before being deferred or exempted from military service or inducted into the Armed Forces. You may register as soon as you reach the age of 17 years and 3 months but must register within 30 days of turning 18.

What Happens if I Fail to Register?

Failure to register is a violation of Federal Law. Conviction for such a violation may result in imprisonment for up to five years and/or a fine of not more than $250,000.

You can expect to be denied a driver's license in the following states/territories:

Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Virgin Islands, and the District of Columbia;f

You may become ineligible for federal benefits for life:

DISQUALIFICATION FOR STUDENT FINANCIAL AID Men, born after December 31, 1959, who aren't registered for the draft won't qualify for Federal student loans or grant programs. This includes Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG), Direct Stafford Loans/Plus Loans, National Direct Student Loans, and College Work Study.

DISQUALIFICATION FOR CITIZENSHIP The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) makes registration for the draft a condition for U.S. citizenship if the man first arrived in the U.S. before his 26th birthday.

DISQUALIFICATION FOR FEDERAL JOB TRAINING The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) offers programs that can train young men seeking vocational employment or enhancing their career. This program is only open to those men who register for the draft. Only men born after December 31, 1959, are required to show proof of registration.

DISQUALIFICATION FOR FEDERAL JOBS A man must be registered for the draft to be eligible for jobs in the Executive Branch of the Federal government and the U.S. Postal Service. Proof of registration is required only for men born after December 31, 1959.

How Can I Register

You may register online by clicking here. By clicking on this link you will be redirected to the United States Government's official draft registration website upon payment of a third-party verification/automated service fee from $0.01*.You must have a Social Security Number to register online. To get a social security number, click here.



Please Note: You must have a social security number to register online. The government website is operational 7 days a week. However, it is not available when system maintenance is scheduled from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m. U.S. Central Time Tuesday through Saturday and from 6 p.m. Wednesday to 2 a.m. Thursday. If you attempt to register during these times, once you are redirected to the government website you will need to bookmark the landing page and try to register later.

How Can I Look up my Existing Registration Number and Order a Duplicate Registration Card?

Click Here to look up a man's military draft registration number using his last name, social security number and date of birth. You may then order a replacement draft registration card. $25 automated service fee*.

What should I do if I have moved?

If you're a young man, age 18 through 25, the law requires you to file an address change notification within 10 days. Click here to file a change of address notice online. $25 automated service fee*.

Living outside the USA? Click Here to change your foreign address*.


The United States Government does not charge a fee for men ages 18 through 25 to register for the draft or file a change of address as required by federal law, look up an existing registration number, or order a replacement registration card. Young men may contact the U.S. Selective Service directly to register, file a change of address, look up an existing registration number, or order a replacement registration card without paying a fee. is a private, third-party service that, for your convenience, charges a third party identification/automated service fee up to $25 to assist men in registering with the Selective Service System online by connecting you to the U.S. Government's OFFICIAL secure website (please bookmark the landing page/add to favorites for future reference).The information you provide on the registration form is protected as it travels to Selective Service over the internet. Our fees are charged for the use of our automated online consulting service, which includes a download copy of "A Young Man's Guide to Registering for the Draft" and email support, website bandwidth costs, and advertising & marketing expenses; a percentage of proceeds from this site are earmarked to support a non-profit veterans advocacy group. This service is not endorsed by or affiliated with any United States government agency or the United States military. We are not a law firm and we do not provide legal advice. By using this website, you agree to hold JPL Enterprises International, Inc., DBA On-line Registration,, and its owners, agents and employees harmless and free from any and all litigation that may arise from the use of this website. All sales are final. Once an order is placed, this service instantly redirects registrants to the applicable United States Government's official online military draft registration website registration submission/change page or search tool. Except the subscription service after a 12 month initial service period as referenced below, there are therefore no refunds or cancellations possible. You understand and agree that your military draft registration is not final until and unless you (1) personally complete the official United States Government online registration form or alternate paper form; and (2) receive official written registration confirmation from the United States Government. "Draft Watch" is a quarterly email alert/early draft implementation warning program billed monthly. If you opt in for Draft Watch, we will alert you by email if and when Congress implements or intends to implement a military draft. You will be charged an initial fee of $0.01. Thereafter, monthly fee charged to your credit card is $2.50. You may cancel Draft Watch anytime after 12 months by writing to support (at) In the event you opt not to particpate in Draft Watch, our service fee to assist with registration is $25. Or, you may elect to receive Draft Watch payable at the rate of $2.50/month and pay the $25 fee for automated registration assistance without being obligated to a minimum 12 month subscription.

Terms Last Updated: 1/17/2015



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