Indian status

Find out about Indian status, registration and status card applications, the Indian Register, band membership and First Nation citizenship.

Proposed amendments to the Indian Act

From September 2022 to November 2022, Indigenous Services Canada is hosting engagement opportunities for persons and groups who may be affected by the proposed changes to the Indian Act.

To find out more, visit Proposed amendments and opportunities for engagement.

Call ahead for in-person services

In-person services for registration and status card services may be affected by COVID-19 safety measures. Contact the closest regional office before visiting or submit your application by mail.

Treaty annuities, estates and trusts

To find out about treaty annuity payments, estate services and trust moneys, visit Treaty annuities, estates and trusts.

Services and information

Are you entitled to Indian status

Find out if you are entitled to registration under the Indian Act and how to apply.

Get, renew or replace a status card

Find out how to apply for, renew or replace a status card and how long it'll take.

About Indian status

Find out more about registration under the Indian Act and the Indian Register.

Proposed legislative amendments and opportunities for engagement

Find out about what the Government of Canada is doing to address remaining inequities in the Indian Act and how you can get involved.

Bill S-3: Eliminating known sex-based inequities in registration

Find out what the Government of Canada is doing to ensure equity between the sexes in registration.

Registration under the Indian Act and applying for a status card, what's the difference

Registration under the Indian Act isn't the same as applying for a status card. This infographic helps explain the differences.

Are you crossing the Canada-U.S. border with a status card

Find out which status cards can be used to cross the Canada-U.S. border if you're registered under the Indian Act.

How to update the Indian Register

Find out how to report an event or amend an entry.

Are you an Indian Registration Administrator

Find out how to maintain the Indian Register.

About First Nation membership or citizenship

Find out about First Nation membership or citizenship and how to transfer to, create, divide or merge a First Nation.

Are you a service provider

Find out what you need to know about status cards and the Temporary Confirmation of Registration Document.

About the Temporary Confirmation of Registration Document

Find out what you need to know about the Temporary Confirmation of Registration Document.

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