Tribal Citizenship

About

Tribal Citizenship

The FIGR Citizenship Department is established by tribal Statute and under the
general direction of the Citizenship Committee. The department is composed of
tribal employees and shall be responsible for the day-to-day administration of
citizenship matters.

To ensure professional and independent administration of citizenship matters, no member of the Tribal Council or Citizenship Committee may serve as an employee of the Departments.

The department receives a high volume of communications and enrolled Tribal
Citizens are prioritized first. All inquiries seeking enrollment are routed to the
Citizenship Committee. The response to such inquiries may take up to 60 days.

Tribal Citizenship

Responsibilities

The department’s responsibilities include but are not limited to maintaining current citizenship rolls, preparing and distributing forms and materials,
maintaining confidential, accurate and current files, assisting persons submitting citizenship applications, processing citizenship applications, overseeing all genetic and other testing as required to establish lineage, issuing Tribal Citizen identifications cards or the equivalent and performing other tasks as may be
required by departmental policies or required by statute. 

In order to meet your requests more efficiently we ask that you refer to the following Frequently Asked Questions.

Request for a new Tribal Identification Card?

The enrolled Tribal Citizen must request the form “Citizenship ID Card”. The request can be sent by Email, Phone or Mail. The request must include the Citizen’s contact information in order for FIGR staff to verify the request. When the form is returned to FIGR, the signature will be verified with the signature on file in the enrollment file.

Request for Change of Address?

Send in written request for a Change of Address and/or fill out back of your Newsletter Request for Address Change and mail to Tribal Office. Email or phone
call requests for an Address Change Form will be sent out to you with a return self-addressed envelope, mail back to Tribal Office.

Request for Name Change?

The enrolled Tribal Citizen must request the form “Change of Name”. The request can be sent by Email, Phone or Mail. The request must include the Citizen’s contact information in order for FIGR staff to verify the request. When the form is returned to FIGR, the signature will be verified with the signature on file in the
enrollment file. You must also provide a copy of your Marriage License with the
completed form.

Request for a **Newborn Enrollment Application?

Please be advised that Newborn Enrollment Applications will only be accepted within six (6) months of the child’s date of birth. The parent or guardian/caretaker must contact the staff in the Citizenship department at 707-566-2288 for an appointment. If you are living in the Sonoma County area you may send in written request for a Newborn Application to the Citizenship Department. The written request must include the following information:
1. Name of newborn
2. Date of Birth of newborn
3. Names of biological mother and father
4. Requestors contact information
5. Signature and date
**Newborn Enrollment Applications will only be accepted within six (6) months of the child’s date of birth.

Tribal Members