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
Find out if you are entitled to registration under the Indian Act and how to apply.
Find out how to apply for, renew or replace a status card and how long it'll take.
Find out more about registration under the Indian Act and the Indian Register.
Find out about what the Government of Canada is doing to address remaining inequities in the Indian Act and how you can get involved.
Find out what the Government of Canada is doing to ensure equity between the sexes in registration.
Registration under the Indian Act isn't the same as applying for a status card. This infographic helps explain the differences.
Find out which status cards can be used to cross the Canada-U.S. border if you're registered under the Indian Act.
Find out how to report an event or amend an entry.
Find out how to maintain the Indian Register.
Find out about First Nation membership or citizenship and how to transfer to, create, divide or merge a First Nation.
Find out what you need to know about status cards and the Temporary Confirmation of Registration Document.
Find out what you need to know about the Temporary Confirmation of Registration Document.