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State Residency and Selective Service after Receiving Greencard

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I recently received my green card (thanks to a whole lot of questions that were resolved by ManCharsey)

Now I have two issues I can't find answers to:

1) Am I a legal resident of some state now? I live in Florida now since June of last year and I became permanent resident mid February 2015.

The reason I'm asking is that I'm looking at FAFSA and residency for tuition purposes in Florida.

2) I thought I was supposed to be registered for Selective Services automatically after acceptance of green card application (I am 24 years old.) I just checked online with the Selective Services page and there is no registration entry to be found. Do I have to register myself? Do I have to let USCIS know?

Thank you,


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In most states you're considered a resident after 6 months, but you need to find out the specific requirements for FAFSA.

You should have been registered when you became a LPR. It won't hurt if you reach out to select services and find out if there is anything else you need do. Here's their website: https://www.sss.gov/default.htm

Good luck!

Edited by JohnR!



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You should look at the college residency requirements for your specific Florida college.

Go ahead and register for Selective Service: https://www.sss.gov/regver/wfregistration.aspx

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ya, register with selective service now - it's a stopper if you not have it for fafsa stuff.

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