Selective Service Registraion- Pending I-485 status


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People in valid non-immigrant status do not need to register for Selective Services. Even with the pending I-485, you don't need to register.

Once you get the GC, you are required to register if you are male and not yet 26 years old.

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JoeF thanks,

"Even with the pending I-485, you don't need to register." Is Pending I-485 considered non immigrant status? Based on your reply it seems so but just double checking!


It is not really an official status. It isn't spelled out in the law. But a person with a pending I-485 is legal, and not yet an immigrant, and that's what matters for Selective Services. Anybody who isn't an immigrant doesn't have to register.

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