Are there any options available for me to still apply for US Citizenship at this point of time or do I need to wait until I turn 29-32? 5 Answers as of April 06, 2015I am currently 26 and was filling up my N400-Naturalization form, where for the first time I read that I had to register myself for selective service.
Frazier, Soloway & Poorak, P.C. | David Nabow Soloway
A male Permanent Resident who failed to register with the Selective Service before reaching age 26 still may be eligible to succeed with naturalization. In the naturalization petitioning process the applicant should supply a confirmation letter from the Selective Service showing that he now is too old to register, and he should supply testimony/documentary evidence that he failed to register solely because he was unaware of the legal requirement. It would be wise to work with an immigration attorney, especially for an application with this type of complication. Some immigration law firms, including mine, offer legal services on a "flat fee" basis so that a client will know the total expense from the very beginning, and a few immigration law firms, including mine, offer an initial consultation free of charge.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Law Offices of Svetlana Boukhny | Svetlana Boukhny
If you were not advised that you had to register and did not do that in a timely manner, simply indicate that on the N400 application. Explain it in an addendum if necessary or be prepared to explain at the interview. It should be fine.
Answer Applies to: California