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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Request for CIB and BIA 4432

Requesting for a the Certificate of Indian Blood and/or the BIA-4432 Verification of Indian Preference for Employment begins with a Notarized Letter of Request.

The notarized letter can be mailed, faxed or emailed to your home agency to be processed. (Please do not send duplicate requests)

All mailed, faxed, and emailed requests will be processed in the order they are received.

Navajo Office of Vital Records observes the Navajo Nation Privacy and Information Act, therefore,requires a Letter of Request complete with your signature, the signature, and stamp of the notary, please include the following information in your letter:

Reason for the Request - include the name of the document you are requesting
Name
Date of Birth
Enrollment #
Spouse Name (Current or Former)
Mother's full name/Maiden Name
Father's full name
Mailing Address
Phone Number

New Enrollment

Document needed to begin enrollment:

Notarized Letter Requesting for enrollment, Reason for the request, include applicants full name, date of birth, place in the family(1st,2nd 3rd child) Parent 1 and Parent 2 full names, date of birth, enrollment #, Paternal and Maternal Grandparents' full names, mailing address and phone number
Original Birth Certificate for applicant ( this will be returned)
Copy of applicants mother and fathers birth’s certificate and driver’s license/ID
Nonenrollment Letter from other tribe (if applicable)
Certified Guardianship or custody Court Order (if applicable)

Criteria Eligibility

The Navajo Nation requires at least one biological parents to be enrolled with the Navajo Nation, the applicant must meet the minimum 1/4 Navajo Blood requirement.

Who can enroll the Minor Child

Biological Parent named on the applicants birth certificate or Legal Guardians (with final court order, each order is unique and needs careful attention to determine who will have access to the minor child(ren) records.)

Dual Tribal Affiliation

The Navajo Nation prohibits dual enrollment with another Indian Tribe, a Non-enrollment letter must be provided to the Navajo Office of Vital Records with all new enrollment requests. The applicant must provide lineage information to the affiliated tribe.

Marriage Update

The process to update your records to reflect your marriage begins with the following:

  1. Notarized letter of request
  2. Copy of original marriage license (front and back)
  3. Copy of your birth certificate and DL/ID
  4. Copy of your spouse birth certificate and DL/ID

Navajo Office of Vital Records observes the Navajo Nation Privacy and Information Act therefore requires a Letter of Request (complete with your signature, the signature and stamp of the notary) please include the following information in your letter:

Husband and Wife's Information:

  • Full Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Enrollment #
  • Alias (If applicable)
  • Previous Spouse's Name (If applicable)
  • Mother's Full Name/Maiden
  • Father's name
  • Return Address
  • Phone Number

NOTE: Plural marriages are prohibited, all previous marriages must be updated with a death certificate or divorce decree.

Divorce Decree

The process to update your records to reflect your divorce begins with the following:

  1. A notarized letter of request
  2. Certified Court Ordered Divorce Decree (include all pages)

Navajo Office of Vital Records observes the Navajo Nation Privacy and Information Act therefore requires a Letter of Request (complete with your signature, the signature and stamp of the notary) please include the following information in your letter:

Husband and Wife's Information:

  • Full Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Enrollment #
  • Alias (if applicable)
  • Previous Spouse's Name (if applicable)
  • Mother's Full Name/Maiden
  • Father's name
  • Return Address
  • Phone Number

Name Changes

The process to update your records to reflect your Name Change begins with the following:

  1. A notarized letter of request
  2. Actual Revised State Issued Birth Certificate reflecting the changes to your name
  3. Certified Name Change Court Order (All pages)

Navajo Office of Vital Records observes the Navajo Nation Privacy and Information Act therefore requires a Letter of Request (complete with your signature, the signature and stamp of the notary) please include the following information in your letter:

  • Reason for the Request
  • Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Enrollment #
  • Alias
  • Current or former Spouses full name
  • Mother's/Father's name
  • return address
  • Phone Number
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