Cherokee Nation’s Tribal Registration Office is temporarily closed to in-person assistance and will reopen on Monday, October 4.
More information on the Tribal Registration website.

Tribal Registration

918-458-6980
registration@cherokee.org
Cherokee Nation Attn: Tribal Registration P.O. Box 948 Tahlequah, OK 74465

Cherokee Nation’s Registration Office is temporarily closed to in-person assistance and will reopen on October 4. A secure vault will be placed in the lobby of the W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex in Tahlequah for those who wish to drop off citizenship applications. Citizens may also mail in applications via postal service.

"Cherokee Nation Registration is now processing June 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.