Hydaburg Cooperative Association Enhanced Tribal Cards

History

On May 8, 2011 the Hydaburg Cooperative Association of Alaska entered into a Memorandum of Agreement between the Tribe, and Department of Homeland Security and Customs Border Protection regarding the acceptance of a Hydaburg Cooperative Association Tribal Card for border crossing purposes meeting the Federal Mandate of the Western Hemiphere Travel Initiative known as "WHTI". 

The Hydaburg Cooperative Association has outsourced with the Pascuea Yaqui Tribe of Arizona the production of Hydaburg's Enhanced Tribal Card, and is proud to announce that we can offer a "WHTI" compliant border crossing document "ETC" to our qualifying tribal membners. With the full support of our Tribal Leadership, we remain committed to working with the United States to ensure that our rights are protected and impacts to our families religion and culture are avoided while facilitating our travels and ensuring our Nations security.


"What is WHTI?"

The tragic aftermath of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks required thoughtful and immediate improvements to the United States boarder security. WHTI implements a Congressional requirement, that all United States citizens and other travelers entering the US from within the Western Hemisphere present a passport or other accepted document(s) that establish the bearer's identity and citizenship to enter or re-enter the US. The goal is to strengthen border security; and the standardize travel documents while facilitating entry into the United States for US citizens and legitimate international travelers.

The WHTI requirements for land and sea boarder crossings from the Western Hemisphere are set out in the land and sea WHTI Final Rule published on April 2, 2008, and available at 73 Fed. Reg. 18,384.

As of June 1, 2009, when US citizens and/or Canadian citizens enter the United States from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda by land and sea (including ferries), they will be required to present a valid US Passport or other document designated by the Secretary of Homeland Security, which is Hydaburg's Enhanced Tribal Card.

Requirements for getting a ETC (Enhanced Tribal Card)

ETC's will be available to qualifying enrolled HCA Tribal Members on a voluntary basis, who are not in a dual-enrollment status with another tribe, band or community; and .

* Who are a US and/or Canadian Citizen by birth or naturalization; and

* Who by way of source documents can establish his/her identity and princeipal address; and

* Who can take part in an ETC Application and a one0on0one interview in person.

* An ETC is valid only for international travel by land or sea between the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda. It is NOT globally interoperable and is not valid for travel by air to and from any foreign destinations. 


DOCUMENTS NEEDED/REQUIRED TO SUBMIT  APPLICATION FOR AN ETC


Documents used to establish citizenship (one or more)


* Certificate of Naturalization (FRM N-500, N-570)

* Certificate Citizenship (FRM N-560, N-561)

* Department of State Consular Report of Birth Abroad (FS-204, DS-1350, F-545)

* A valid (unexpired) US Passport or Passport Card or Canadian Passport

* A Certified State or Provincial Birth Certificate

* HCA Tribal issued Birth Certificate (not yet available)

* HCA Tribe accepted Baptismal Certificate issued by a recognized church

* A Certificate of Canadian Citizenship or Certificate of Naturalization in Canada, or Certificate of Retention of Canadian Citizenship or Certificate of Registration of Birth Abroad

* An original or certified copy of a Birth Certificate denoting a birthplace in Canada or a Baptismal Certificate issued by an HCA recognized church.


DOCUMENTS TO ESTABLISH IDENTITY(two or more)


 Certificate of Naturalization (FRM N-500, N-570)

* Certificate Citizenship (FRM N-560, N-561)

* Department of State Consular Report of Birth Abroad (FS-204, DS-1350, F-545)

* A valid (unexpired) US Passport

* Certified State issued Birth Certificate

*HCA accepted Baptismal Certificate issued by HCA recognized church

* Hospital issued Birth Certificate

HCA issued Birth Certificate

*US Military Identification Card

* Valid State issued Driver's License or Identification card (excluding temporary or learner's permit)

* Federal, State or Municipal Government issued document depicting marriage, divorce and /or other name changes

* Federal, State or Municipal Government issued document including a social security card


DOCUMENTS/STATEMENT TO ESTABLISH PRINCIOPAL ADDRESS (one or more)


* Recent utility bill in the name of the ETC applicant/parent or legal guardian

* Complete ETC Application Statement


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR MINORS


To submit an ETC application for a minor 17 years and under, both parents or the minor's legal guardian(s) must appear and present the following;


* Evidence of the minor's US and/or Canadian Citizenship and

* Evidence of the minor's relationship to the parent(s) or legal guardian(s) and

* Parental/Guardian valid identification


IF ONLY ONE PARENT APPEARS YOU MUST SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING;


* Second parent's notarized written statement consenting to the ETC issuance for the minor; and 

* Primary evidence of sole authority to apply, OR

* A written statement (made under penalty of perjury) explaining the second parents unavailability


EACH MINOR CHILD APPLYING FOR AN ETC MUST APPEAR IN PERSON


ETC REPLACEMENT AND FEES


An ETC is valid for 8 years for adults and minors from the date of issuance.


Your ETC is valid for 8 years from the date of issuance. A replacement ETC is required when information on your ETC has changed; such as legal name change, address change, or any other information that appears on your ETC, OR your ETC has expired OR has been lost or stolen.

In the event of a lost or stolen card, in order to protect yourself against identity theft and fraud you must notify the Enrollment Office immediately in person or by telephone. A tribal member may not bear more than one valid or potentially valid ETC at a time which will determine the issuance of a replacement ETC.


Replacement Fees:


* $30 for adults

* $20 for minors

* Members 55 years and older are exempt from paying one replacement fee.


Replacement fees shall be paid in full by cash, Check, or money order made payable to HCA. Fees are subject to change.


Reasons to Revoke and Invalidate an Issued ETC:


* Your ETC has been lost or stolen

* A tribal ember is dually enrolled and suspended from the Tribal Roll

* Relinquishment of Membership

* Involuntary Disenrollment