Thank you for your interest in the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. The following items are included in this pre-application packet:
- Cover Sheet
- Pre-Application Form
- Pedigree Chart
Pre-application packets will be accepted online or by making an appointment with the Enrollment Department. Please call (251) 368-9136 ext. 2514 to schedule an appointment. Only complete pre-applications will be included in data and may be later forwarded for review if a Constitutional amendment is approved.
If a Constitutional amendment is approved, documentation may be required prior to complete the enrollment application. Please remember that the burden of proof shall be the responsibility of the applicant.
Only clear copies will be accepted of birth certificates, marriage licenses, etc. No original documents will be accepted. If an original document is received with the pre-application packet, it will NOT be returned to the applicant.
Before any pre-applications are considered complete, all applicants are required to have a DNA test to prove their biological relationship with their Tribal Member parent. All DNA testing will be scheduled through the Poarch Band of Creek Indians’ Enrollment Department with the lab of the Department’s choice. No outside DNA testing results will be accepted. You may be required to pay $150 for each person tested. If you have any questions about testing or the cost, please call (251) 368-9136 ext. 2514.
The submission of the pre-application packet does not mean you will be approved as a Tribal Member of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. The official Poarch Band of Creek Indians Tribal Roll is not open at this time. If a Constitutional Amendment is approved by the General Council in the future, the pre-application packet and supporting documentation will be processed accordingly.
The Enrollment Department will hold all pre-application packets and supporting documentation until the General Council votes on a Constitutional Amendment to open the roll or December 31, 2022, whichever occurs first. If the General Council does not approve such a Constitutional Amendment, your pre-application packets and supporting documentation will be disposed of and will not be kept for any future changes to the Tribe’s enrollment criteria.
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Lisa Rolin Walker