Indian status

Find out more about Indian status and status card applications, the Indian Register, registration, First Nation membership and citizenship, estate services, trust moneys and treaty annuity payments.

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.

Registered persons who have been evacuated and don't have a status card

Contact Public enquiries to obtain proof of registration. You will be asked a series of questions to validate your identity and, once confirmed, proof of registration will be sent to you.

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.

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.

Treaty annuity payments

Find out about treaty annuity payments to persons who are entitled to them through registration to First Nations that signed specific historic treaties with the Crown.

Trust moneys

Find out how First Nations can manage their moneys. Learn about ISC's responsibility to manage moneys held in trust for First Nations and their members.

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.

Estate services for First Nations

Find out what services are available to help manage the affairs of a minor or a dependent adult who usually lives on a reserve or a deceased family member or friend who usually lived on a reserve.

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.

Matrimonial real property on reserve

Find out what rights and protections are available after the end of a marriage, common-law relationship or death of a spouse or common-law partner.

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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