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Documents Required for Membership with the Gila River Indian Community

Documents Required for Membership with the Gila River Indian Community
Enrollment - Office Information
It is the Parent/Guardian(s) responsibility to provide the Enrollment Department with the following documents to enroll a child with the Gila River Indian Community, in accordance with the Enrollment Ordinance GR-02-05 Section 8.106 Enrollment (A):

1. Must have an Original Certified Birth Certificate;

2. Must have an Original Social Security Card;

3. If one of the parents of the applicant is currently a member of another federally recognized Indian tribe:

a. Documentation verifying non-membership in another federally recognized tribe; and

b. Certification of Indian Blood degree

4. Photo Identification Card required for parent(s)

According to our Standard Operation Procedure,

"THE PARENT WHO IS THE ENROLLED MEMBER OF THE GILA RIVER INDIAN COMMUNITY MUST BE THE ONE TO SIGN THE ENROLLMENT APPLICATION. IF THIS IS NOT POSSIBLE, COURT DOCUMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO VERIFY CUSTODIAL RIGHTS FOR THE PERSON SUBMITTING ON BEHALF OF THE APPLICANT. IF NO CUSTODY IS DETERMINED, AND THE MOTHER OR FATHER IS A NON-MEMBER OR NON-INDIAN THE PARENT THAT IS ENROLLED WITH GILA RIVER INDIAN COMMUNITY WILL BE NOTIFIED THAT AN ENROLLMENT APPLICATION HAS BEEN SUBMITTED ON BEHALF OF THE APPLICANT. THE SAME WILL APPLY TO RELINQUISHMENTS, PETITIONS, DIS-ENROLLMENTS, DENIALS, AND REMOVAL."
Therefore, you will need to obtain the enrolled parent's signature or submit the court order regarding custody.