How To Find My Selective Service Number?

How do I obtain my Selective Service number?

Your number will only be in the Selective Service’s online database if you were born on or after January 1, 1960. If you were born before that date, call 1-847-688-6888 and follow the prompts or speak with a customer service representative to obtain your number. Navigate to the Selective Service System’s website.

How can I check if I registered for Selective Service?

How do I find out if I am registered for Selective Service? Go to and click on Check Registration. Click on Verify Now. Enter your information in the Online Registration Search grid.

Can a 27 year old be drafted?

In the past the draft has been based upon need. Normally is included men between the age of 18 and 27, but in WWII men between 18 and 60 had to register for the draft and men between 18 and 45 were actually drafted. The draft continued through the Korean and Vietnam wars. Nixon ended the draft in 1968.

Who is exempt from Selective Service System?


born and naturalized citizens, parolees, undocumented immigrants, legal permanent residents, asylum seekers, refugees, and all males with visas of any kind which expired more than 30 days ago. The few individuals who are exempt from this requirement are those on current non-immigrant visas.

Where do you register for Selective Service?

Selective Service sends this card to many men around the time they turn 18 years old. A man can fill out the card at home and mail it directly to Selective Service. Another way a young man can register is to check a box on the application form for federal student financial aid (FAFSA).

How long does Selective Service last?

It required all men between the ages of 18 to 64 to register with Selective Service. It originally conscripted all men aged 21 to 35 for a service period of 12 months. In 1941 the military service period was extended to 18 months; later that year the age bracket was increased to include men aged 18 to 37.

Who drafted first?

The first men drafted would be those turning age 20 during the calendar year of the lottery. For example, if a draft were held in 2012, those men born in 1992 would be considered first.

What makes you exempt from the draft?

Exemptions from Training and Service

Many men still required to register with Selective Service would be exempt from being drafted for military service. Ordained ministers and men with physical disabilities, for example, must register. However, if called for draft examination they would be exempted from service.

How can you not get drafted?

Here are 11 ways people beat the draft in the 1970s.

  • Be a Conscientious Objector.
  • Make up a health condition.
  • Have children who need you.
  • Be a homosexual.
  • Run away to Canada.
  • Go to college.
  • Have a high lottery number.
  • Hold an “essential” civilian job.