Enrollment Director:
Ms. Lindsey Swift Arrow

Enrollment Specialist:
Ms. Sonya Palone
enrollmentclerk@quechantribe.com

Enrollment File Clerk:
Christian Lopez

Physical Address:
604 Picacho Road
Winterhaven, CA 92283

Mailing Address:
PO Box 1899
Yuma, AZ 85366-1899

Phone:
(760) 919-3647

Updated: 04/08/2024

The Enrollment Office will be closed to attend an enrollment conference from Monday, November 13th through Friday, November 17th, 2023.

We will re-open on Monday, November 20th at 8:00 A.M.

For emergency matters, please contact Vice-President, Ina Hall.


The Enrollment Department is open to the public, but appointments are highly encouraged to provide optimal customer service.

HOURS:

Monday through Friday from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. & closed 12:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M. for lunch.

As of 5/1/2023: Masks are not required for entry but are still encouraged for everyone’s safety.

The doors will remain locked to ensure confidentiality, please ring the doorbell that is placed outside.

MISSION STATEMENT

Our mission is to carry out the responsibilities of enrollment as deemed necessary by the Quechan Tribe’s Constitution and By-Laws. To protect the documentation provided for and by tribal members; to assist with integrity, accuracy, and the utmost respect of confidentiality.

TRIBAL IDs

First Time IDs (Minimum Age 14) are FREE.

Replacement IDs are $15 cash only. (Unless requesting from out of town, then by check or money order)

Seniors (55 years and older) are $5.

Per Resolution R-83-97:

  • We are unable to replace hard copy IDs if it has been less than 30 days from the last printout.
    • Paper copies are available for free as a substitute but ONLY ONCE per the 30-day timeframe.
      • No charge to email an ID printout to necessary agencies.

FOR 2023: ID’S ARE EXPIRING THIS YEAR (JUNE 2023), IF YOU HAVE YOUR EXPIRING ID, PLEASE SHOW IT TO A STAFF MEMBER AND WE WILL REPLACE IT AT NO CHARGE (ONE TIME ONLY).

Please call or email for an appointment for the following:

  • Tribal IDs -First Time or updating information.

DOCUMENTS AND FORM REQUESTS

Our department strives to complete the following on the same day, if possible:

  • DMV Form 256A (Vehicle license tax exemptions or “Vehicle Registrations”)
  • BIA Form 4432 – Indian Preference (VERIFICATION OF INDIAN PREFERENCE FOR EMPLOYMENT IN THE BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS AND THE INDIAN HEALTH SERVICE)
  • California Form 3504 – Enrolled Tribal Member Certification (CA Tax Forms)
  • Residential Letters
  • Tribal IDs – Paper Printouts or Renewals w/o necessary updates

Please allow time for the following:

  • Document Requests (Ex: Social Security Card copy, Birth Certificate copy, etc.)
    • These require a Release of Information sheet to be completed and approved by either the Tribal President or Vice-President BEFORE our department is allowed to access the requested file(s).
    • Approximate turn-around time is 1-3 business days.
  • Family Trees
  • Family Research Requests
  • Enrollment Verification Requestions – Outside agencies

ENROLLMENT APPLICATIONS/PROCESS

The quarterly deadline dates for completed Enrollment Applications are:

            The first Fridays of March, June, September, and December.


The application process (once an application is “Complete”)

  • Enrollment Application
    • To request an application, please call, email, or drop by the office.
    • Only original applications will be accepted (photocopies, Fax, email, etc. are not permitted).
    • “The burden of proof for establishing the right to membership in the Quechan Tribe is on the person applying for membership.” (QT-1-83, Section 9)

TRIBAL MEMBERS’ RESPONSIBLITIES

  • Address changes – Maintain current addresses for themselves and their minor children.
  • Name changes:
    • Marriage or divorce- provide a copy of marriage license or divorce decree and a copy of updated Social Security Card.
    • Due to court order – provide a copy of court order and updated Social Security Card and amended birth certificate (if applicable).
  • Custody/Guardianship – Copy of Tribal or State Court Documents regarding custody or guardianship of minors or adults.
  • Passing of a tribal member – For family to provide a copy of a death certificate, obituary or funeral announcement.

Please give our department a call at (760) 572-0752 or email us at enrollmentclerk@quechantribe.com to update your information.


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