persons must register who shall have attained their eighteenth birthday and
shall not have attained their forty-sixth birthday on or before the day set by
the President for registration. The only exceptions are:
- Persons who, prior to the day set for
registration by the President, have registered either under the terms of the
Act approved May 18, 1917, or under the terms of public resolution of Congress
approved May 20, 1918, whether called for service of not.
- Officers and enlisted men of the Regular Army,
officers appointed, and men of the forces drafted, under the provisions of the
Act approved May 18, 1917, officers and enlisted men of the National Guard
while in the service of the United States and the officers of the Officers’
Reserve Corps and enlisted Reserve Corps while in the service of the United
- Officers and enlisted men of the Navy
and Marine Corps, and officers and enlisted and enrolled men of the Naval
Reserve Force and Marine Corps Reserve while in the service of the United
– Must be given in full, thus: First name, middle name, last name.
home address – This means where you have your permanent home NOW, not, the
place where you work nor the place where you were born, unless that is your
in years – State your age in YEARS only. Disregard additional months or days.
of birth – If you do not remember the year, start to answer as you would if
someone asked you your birthday, as “Oct. 12.” Then say “On my birthday this
year I will be (or was) – years old.” The registrar will then fill in the year
- Native born United States citizen – If
you were born in the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii, you are a
native born citizen of the United States, irrespective of the citizenship of
your parents. Any inhabitant of Porto Rico who was a Spanish subject on April,
11, 1899, and who resided in Porto Rico on that date, and continued to reside
therein until April 11, 1900 is held to be a citizen of Porto Rico, except such
inhabitants, natives of the Spanish peninsula who elected to preserve their
allegiance to Spain on or before April 11, 1900 by making a declaration before
a court of record of their decision to do so.
Any citizen of Porto Rico as above defined and any native of Porto Rico
who was temporarily absent from the island on April 11, 1899, and has since
returned and is not a citizen of any foreign country, is held to be a citizen
of the United States, provided he did not elect to retain his political status
by making declaration under oath of his decision to do so within six months
after March 2, 1917. If you were born abroad you are still a citizen of the
United States if your father was a citizen of the United States at the time you
were born, unless you have expatriated yourself.
- Naturalized citizens of the United
States? You are a naturalized citizen if you have completed your
naturalization; that is, if you have “taken out final papers.” But you are not
a citizen if you have only declared your intention to become a citizen; that
is, if you have only “taken out first papers”; in the latter case you are a declarant.
- Citizen of the United States by father’s
naturalization before the registrant’s majority. The children of parents who
have been duly naturalized under the laws of the United States being under the
age of 21 at the time of naturalization of their parents are, if dwelling in
the United States before attaining their majority, considered as citizens
- Missed in printing
- Alien nondeclarant? You are a
nondeclarant alien if you do not fall within one of the classes described by
questions 10, 11, 12, and 13, and are not an Indian. In other words, you are a
nondeclarant alien if you are a citizen or subject of some other country than
the United States and have not declared before a naturalization court your
intention to become a citizen of the United States, that is, have not “taken
out first papers.”
- If not a citizen of the United States,
of what nation are you a citizen or subject? This need be answered only by
declarant and nondeclarant aliens. If you are an alien of either class, state
the name of your country, which the registrar will write in this space. For
example, “Great Britain,” “France,” “Italy.” State also the name of the
subdivision of your country in which you were originally resident before
proceeding to the United States, which will be written in parenthesis after the
name of the country, as “Great Britain (Scotland).” German or Austrian Poles,
Austrians, Lorrainers, and persons of alike status, the registrant may answer
“Czech-Slovak, claimed as subject of Austria-Hungary,” “Alsatian, claimed as
subject of Germany,” etc., and such entry shall be made by the registrar.
- Present occupation? This means your
present occupation, trade or employment, which the registrar will enter in this
space. Do not state what you once did, nor what you have done most of the time.
Simply state what you job is right now.
- Employers name? If you are working for a
firm, corporation or association, state its name. If in business, trade,
profession or employment for yourself, so state. If you are an officer of the state
of federal government, say whether your office in under the United States, the
state, county or municipality.
- Place of employment or business? This
means where you work.
- Name of nearest relative? If you are
married and your wife is living her name should be stated. If you are single or
your wife is dead, you should state the name of your nearest blood relative. If
you are not married and have no blood relatives, the name of a close friend
should be stated.
- Address of nearest relative? In stating
the address give the number and name of street first, then the city or town,
then the county and state; or R.F.D. number first, then post[N1] office, then county and state.