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Old Mar 29th 2013, 11:33 pm
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I've been living here for less than two months and in my current address for about three weeks and I've just received a letter saying I'd been registered for selective service.

I'm on an h1b which I understand isn't a mandatory SSS visa, and I definitely didn't apply. Can anyone shed some light on this?

I don't necessarily have a problem with it other than being confused as to why it happened!
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Old Mar 29th 2013, 11:58 pm
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I've been living here for less than two months and in my current address for about three weeks and I've just received a letter saying I'd been registered for selective service.

I'm on an h1b which I understand isn't a mandatory SSS visa, and I definitely didn't apply. Can anyone shed some light on this?

I don't necessarily have a problem with it other than being confused as to why it happened!
I don't know how you got registered but if you ever plan to naturalize, the clock for 5 years of good moral conduct can't start until you are 26 if you weren't registered. Also if you didn't register before the age of 26 if living in the between 18-26, you'd be banned from federal jobs and possibly even some private contractors that have government contracts.

Since there isn't a draft, registering is just a formality and has more upside than downside.
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Old Mar 30th 2013, 12:19 am
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If you're here, you pretty much have to sign up for it, except possibly students? Even illegals have to sign up for it :/
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I've been living here for less than two months and in my current address for about three weeks and I've just received a letter saying I'd been registered for selective service.

I'm on an h1b which I understand isn't a mandatory SSS visa, and I definitely didn't apply. Can anyone shed some light on this?

I don't necessarily have a problem with it other than being confused as to why it happened!
1. You can easily check at www.sss.gov to see if you were registered or not.
2. Only LPR's and "illegals" are required to register. Those in authorized non-immigrant status are exempted.
3. It strikes me as "no harm, no foul" if you are registered when you don't have to.
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Old Mar 30th 2013, 12:57 am
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1. You can easily check at www.sss.gov to see if you were registered or not.
2. Only LPR's and "illegals" are required to register. Those in authorized non-immigrant status are exempted.
3. It strikes me as "no harm, no foul" if you are registered when you don't have to.
Right. Put it on your resume.
BTW Do you speak (North) Korean? You could become an officer
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If you're here, you pretty much have to sign up for it, except possibly students? Even illegals have to sign up for it :/
There is a maximum age for sign up. As I moved here after my 36th birthday I could not sign up but had to get a letter to that effect before I could get student loans, certain government jobs, and naturalization .
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Right. Put it on your resume.
BTW Do you speak (North) Korean? You could become an officer
How did you know that I work for an office with a fair number of NK's? The accent is different and sometimes drives natives of "South Korea" somewhat nuts. I'm not saying "Republic of Korea" since the ROK claims the entire Korean Peninsula.

Some interesting developments in British law recently on NK refugees.

Furthermore deponent sayeth not.
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Presumably they wanted asylum outside missile range?
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