I am a lawful permanent resident of the United States. I got my immigrant visa through the US Embassy in Afghanistan. Before coming to the United States, I have served for the U.S. military in Afghanistan for 2 years. Do I have to register with the Selective Service under these circumstances if I am under 26?
If you join the military after you turned 18 and leave the military before turning 26, and you are a lawful permanent resident of the United States under 26, you must register. You can fill out an application for registration with the Selective Service during your immigrant visa interview at the US Embassy in your country. Make sure you have confirmation of this registration. Another way of registration, when you are already in the United States as a lawful permanent resident is to apply for registration at a local post office or on the official website of the Selective Service System (https://www.sss.gov/). Through this website you can also find your registration with the Selective Service and read more detailed instructions on registration.