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CBP issues notice designating Puyallup tribal card as acceptable travel document

  1. Date Announced

    Dec. 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]

    View Policy Document
  2. Effective Date of Change

    Dec. 9, 2019
Status: Final/Actual
Type of Action: Agency Directive
Subject Matter: Enforcement
Agencies Affected: CBP

Prior Policies

  • 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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