Seneca Nation offers members enhanced ID cards

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Members of the Seneca Indian Nation now have another document option for cross-border travel.

The western New York tribe says it’s becoming the third in the country to issue Enhanced Tribal Identification Cards that comply with federal travel requirements.

The cards can be shown instead of a passport or enhanced driver’s license at land or sea borders. Tribal leaders say the cards have been approved by the Department of Homeland Security.

Seneca members must apply for them in person. The tribe began accepting applications earlier this month. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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