Cherokee Nation’s W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex, satellite offices, and health centers will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 24, and Friday, Nov. 25. Cherokee Nation W.W. Hastings Hospital urgent care and emergency department as well as other Cherokee Nation emergency services will remain open.

Tribal Registration

918-453-5058
Cherokee Nation Attn: Tribal Registration P.O. Box 948 Tahlequah, OK 74465
"Cherokee Nation Registration is now processing Fall 2021 tribal citizenship applications. Check here for continual updates."

The Cherokee Nation Registration Office processes Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB), Dawes and Tribal Citizenship applications and issues CDIB, Citizenship, and Photo ID cards. The Registration office also issues Indian Preference Letters, provides verification of Tribal Citizenship, verifies eagle feather applications and provides registration services as needed.

The basic criteria for CDIB/Cherokee Nation tribal citizenship is that an application must be submitted along with documents that directly connect a person to an enrolled lineal ancestor who is listed on the “Dawes Roll” Final Rolls of Citizens and Freedman of the Five Civilized Tribes.