Registration with the Selective Services is the process by which the U.S. government collects names and addresses of men ages 18 through 26 to use in case a national emergency requires rapid expansion of our armed forces.
Male U.S. Citizens between the ages of 18 and 26 are required to register with the Selective Service no matter where they currently reside. Not registering is a felony!
Registering with Selective Service does not mean you are joining the military nor does it mean that you are signing up for the all-voluntary armed services. The fact that a man is required to register does not mean that he will be drafted. No one has been drafted since 1973. A draft would most likely occur only in the event of an extreme national emergency. [...]
The Department of State is pleased to announce the introduction of a redesigned Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA, or Form FS-240). The redesigned CRBA, which is an official record confirming that a child born abroad to a U.S. citizen parent or parents acquired U.S. citizenship at birth and serves as proof of citizenship, has been updated with a variety of state-of-the-art security features to help prevent fraud and identity theft. Overseas posts will still document the citizenship of children born overseas to U.S.-citizen parents, but the CRBAs will be printed at our passport agencies in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and New Orleans, Louisiana, using the information provided by overseas posts. [...]
Christmastime brings thousands of visitors to Germany, with its famously beautiful and fun Christmas markets. We hope that you and your families are enjoying this time, but would like to offer the following advice on staying safe during this season: [...]
The U.S. Embassy in Berlin and the Consulates in Frankfurt and Munich will be closed for the holidays on December 24 & 31. In addition, our Consular sections will be closed on the following days:
Berlin – December 30
Munich – December 29
Berlin will be open for limited American Citizen Service appointments on December 23, but the visa section will be closed.
We hope that you have a wonderful holiday season!