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Offline anicelady

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Selective service?
« on: March 04, 2018, 12:11:43 PM »
My son and I recently began living in the UK on the spouse settlement visa. My son is turning 18. Does he have to sign up for the US selective service? I'm having trouble finding that information for nonresident citizens of the US.
-Non-priority spousal visa & son's settlement visa-
Date of online application: 26 April (27 April GMT) 2017
Date of biometrics: 4 May 2017
Package arrived in Sheffield: 10 May 2017
Date of "received by Sheffield" email: 11 May 2017
Tracker updated with "Decided": 30 July 2017
Date of "decision made" email: 2 August 2017
Visas received: 3 August 2017

Offline Kelly85

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Re: Selective service?
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2018, 02:16:01 PM »
Assuming he's a U.S. citizen he should. He can either go to the Selective Service website and go to the page where you can register from abroad, or go to the U.S. consulate and register there.

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Re: Selective service?
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2018, 03:23:05 PM »
I agree that he should as a personal feeling, but does anyone know if he has to? It looks like a legal requirements only for those living in the US.
-Non-priority spousal visa & son's settlement visa-
Date of online application: 26 April (27 April GMT) 2017
Date of biometrics: 4 May 2017
Package arrived in Sheffield: 10 May 2017
Date of "received by Sheffield" email: 11 May 2017
Tracker updated with "Decided": 30 July 2017
Date of "decision made" email: 2 August 2017
Visas received: 3 August 2017

Offline ksand24

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Re: Selective service?
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2018, 03:40:42 PM »
I agree that he should as a personal feeling, but does anyone know if he has to? It looks like a legal requirements only for those living in the US.

As far as I can see, as a US citizen he is required to register, regardless of where he lives.

From the Selective Service website (https://www.sss.gov/Registration/Why-Register):

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It is the Law
Virtually all male U.S. citizens, regardless of where they live, and male immigrants, whether documented or undocumented, residing in the United States, who are 18 through 25, are required to register with Selective Service.

The law says men must register with Selective Service within 30 days of their 18th birthday. That means men are required to register with Selective Service sometime during the 30 days before their 18th birthday, their 18th birthday, and the following 29 days after their 18th birthday – that is a 60-day registration period.

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Re: Selective service?
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2018, 03:45:22 PM »
Thank you for posting all of that. For some reason this page will not load for anyone I've asked here, but it kept coming up in search results. I suppose I'll contact the US Embassy directly. Thanks!
-Non-priority spousal visa & son's settlement visa-
Date of online application: 26 April (27 April GMT) 2017
Date of biometrics: 4 May 2017
Package arrived in Sheffield: 10 May 2017
Date of "received by Sheffield" email: 11 May 2017
Tracker updated with "Decided": 30 July 2017
Date of "decision made" email: 2 August 2017
Visas received: 3 August 2017

Offline Sirius

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Re: Selective service?
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2018, 04:30:45 PM »
My son and I recently began living in the UK on the spouse settlement visa. My son is turning 18.

Don't forget that once a child turns age 18, they are considered to be an adult. If your son wants ILR in five years time, he will need to show he is still a dependant of your husband (his sponsor). If he is living an independent life, he would need to find his own visa route to remain in the UK. For those under age 18 when they apply for ILR, they are still regarded as a child and therefore are a dependant.
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