FAA2.N Identity and Citizenship (IDCI/NOCS) : 08 Noncitizen Overview : A Qualified Noncitizens : .11 American Indians Born Outside of the United States
.11 American Indians Born Outside of the United States
 
(10/01/15 – 11/30/15)
American Indians(g) born outside of the U.S. who are enrolled in a federally recognized tribe are potentially eligible for CA and NA. U.S. residency must be established.
 
American Indian tribal members enrolled in a federally recognized tribe (PDF 74 KB ) are keyed as Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR). Key IDCI with the FR Class of Admissions (COA) code for these Tribal members.
 
NOTE Members of the federally recognized Tohono O’odham Tribe born on the Tohono O’odham reservation in Mexico are recognized as LPR’s. Key IDCI with the TOH Class of Admissions (COA) code for these Tribal members.
 
American Indians born in Canada and not enrolled in a federally recognized tribe may be considered as an LPR when they meet both of the following criteria:
 
Possess at least 50% American Indian blood
Establish residency in the U.S.
 
NOTE USCIS has an expedited process for these Canadian born American Indian noncitizens to obtain Form I‑181. Possession of the I‑181 is NOT a condition of eligibility.
 
Key IDCI with the S13 Class of Admissions (COA) code to allow Canadian born American Indians eligibility for CA and NA.
 
NOTE American Indians born in a country other than Canada and not enrolled in a federally recognized tribe have the same noncitizen eligibility requirements as other noncitizens.