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CBP designates tribal card issued by Swinomish Indian Tribal Community as acceptable travel document

  1. Date Announced

    Dec. 26, 2019

    CBP announces Native American tribal card issued by Swinomish Indian Tribal Community is an acceptable travel document for purposes of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative.

    [ID #822]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    Dec. 26, 2019
Status: Final/Actual
Type of Action: Agency Directive
Subject Matter: Border
Agencies Affected: CBP

Prior Policies

  • On October 7, 2015, CBP and the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community entered into an MOA relating to tribal identity cards. Beginning in 2016, CBP and the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community entered into additional agreements related to the MOA. CBP and the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community entered into a Service Level Agreement (SLA) on September 14, 2016, concerning technical requirements and support for the production, issuance, and verification of the Native American tribal cards. CBP and the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community also entered into an Interconnection Security Agreement on March 15, 2017, with respect to individual and organizational security responsibilities for the protection and handling of unclassified information.

  • CBP - Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) Frequently Asked Questions

    CBP - Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) Frequently Asked Questions

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