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CERTIFICATE OF DEGREE OF INDIAN BLOOD
A Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood or Certificate of Degree of Alaska Native Blood (CDIB), is an official U.S. document that certifies an individual possessed a specific degree of Indian blood of a federally recognized Indian tribe, band, nation, pueblo, village, or community. The Bureau of Indian Affairs issues CDIB cards after the applicant supplies a completed genealogy with supporting legal documents such as a birth Certificates, showing their descent, throught one or both parents, from an enrolled Indian or an Indian listed in a base roll such as the Dawes Rolls.
Obtaining a passport generally speaking a felony conviction will not bar a felon from obtaining a U.S. passport but the final authority is the US Government. Even after you obtain a passport you still have the problem of being allowed to enter other countries. Many will restrict felons from entering (Australia) and some restrict based on the crime(s) involved (Canada, Great Britton/UK). Some require that you only stay for a certain length of time and/or relocate to another country. Most Countries require a background check of some sort. The nature of the crime makes a hug difference. If you were convicted of a federal or state drug felony and you used a passport to cross an international boundary or some other way to further the offense more than likely you will be disqualified. The passport offices also check you name against a list. Basically, if you have any outstanding warrants, or child support owed over $5,000, you will be on the list. Also, any law enforcement can request your name be placed on the list if they do not want you to get a passport, for example if they feel that you will flee to avoid prosecution, etc. Generally, just because you got convicted does not mean you cannot get a passport, except for the child support issue. You can contact the Federal Passport Agency for the information related to your specific situation.
The toll free number is 1-877-487-2778.