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
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.
Registration under the Indian Act isn't the same as applying for a status card. This infographic helps explain the differences.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 rights and protections are available after the end of a marriage, common-law relationship or death of a spouse or common-law partner.
Find out what you need to know about the Temporary confirmation of Registration Document.