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Selective Service System

To identify you as someone who could serve in the U.S. Military, Selective Service System could send you a letter with a registration form.

To identify you as someone who could serve in the U.S. Military, Selective Service System could send you a letter with a registration form.

F-1 students (or non-immigrant) cannot serve in the U.S. Military. Therefore, If you received a registration form in your mail, you only need to show that you are not a U.S. Citizen by following this steps:

  1. Select I AM A NON-IMMIGRANT ALIEN box on the bottom of the form
  2. Attach copy of your I-94. (To print a copy of your I-94, you can click here)
  3. Send the form back with copy of your I-94 to the address that it is provide.

Click here to see example of registration form (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)  .

Document Authentication (Apostille)

The basic steps involved in document authentication are as follows:

 Certification/Authentication of a Document Notarized in Montgomery County{

  1. Have the document notarized by a notary commissioned in Montgomery County, i.e. make sure the words Montgomery County appear on the notary’s seal. You may use any Notary Public. You can find a Notary Public at Montgomery College in the office of Human Resources (Mannakee building). Most Banks will have a Notary Public on staff. Or you may look for a Notary Public in the phone book.  

  2. Take the notarized document to the Licensing Office of the Clerk of the Montgomery County Circuit-Court, 1st Floor, 50 Maryland Avenue, Rockville 20850, for certification. There is a small fee for this service.

  3. Take or mail the certified document to the Maryland Office of the Secretary of State in Annapolis for authentication. 

    Walk in address: 16 Francis Street, Annapolis MD 21401
    Mailing Address: 16 Francis Street, Wineland Building, 1st Floor, Annapolis MD 21401
    Hours: 8:30 - 12:00 and 12:30 - 4:00 (the office is closed for lunch 12:00 - 12:30) 
    Telephone: (410) 974-5521
    Email: acowley@sos.state.md.us

     

    Certifications may be completed by mail or in person. The cost is $5 per document. Please pay by U.S. check or U.S. money order made payable to the Secretary of State.  If you are having certifications done by mail, please include: 
    -Check made payable to the Secretary of State
    -A note stating the name of the foreign country for which the documents are being certified
    -Your email address if available
    -A stamped, self-addressed envelope.

  4. If needed, take the document to the U.S. State Department in Washington, DC for authentication. This is not necessary if the foreign government has signed the Hague Convention. Please refer to the U.S. State Department’s website for a list of countries that have signed the Hague Convention.

         Address: 518 23rd Street, NW, State Annex 1, Washington DC 20520
         Telephone: (202) 647-5002 or (800) 688-9889
         Hours: Monday - Friday 7:30 to 11:00 a.m.

 
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