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CBP issues notice designating Puyallup tribal card as acceptable travel document

  1. Original Date Announced

    December 9, 2019

    CBP announces Native American tribal card issued by Puyallup Tribe is an acceptable travel document for purposes of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative.

    [ID #821]

    CBP Notice Designating Puyallup Tribe’s Tribal Card as Acceptable Travel Document
  2. Effective Date

    December 9, 2019

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Agency Directive
Subject Matter: Enforcement
Agencies Affected: CBP

Pre Trump-Era Policies

  • December 17, 2018 CBP - Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) Frequently Asked Questions
  • In 2015, CBP and the Puyallup entered into a memorandum of agreement (MOA) related to tribal cards used for border crossing. In 2017, the parties entered into additional agreements related to the MOA. CBP and the Puyallup Tribe entered into a Service Level Agreement (SLA) on May 4, 2017, concerning technical requirements and support for the production, issuance, and verification of the Native American Tribal Cards. CBP and the Puyallup Tribe also entered into an Interconnection Security Agreement on July 28, 2017, with respect to individual and organizational security responsibilities for the protection and handling of unclassified information.


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