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Status card validity during COVID-19 pandemic
For information on the extension of the validity date of status cards and Temporary Confirmation of Registration Documents, visit Indian status.
To find out how to apply for COVID-19-related benefits, visit Coronavirus and Indigenous communities.
To improve the process of applying for a secure status card:
- you can now take your own photo and submit it straight from your smartphone using the SCIS Photo App
- you need to provide only 1 piece of valid acceptable identification instead of 2
- you no longer need to provide a birth certificate
- the guarantor list has been substantially expanded
- you no longer need to submit a statutory declaration or police report to replace a lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed status card
Services and information
Find out how to apply for a Secure Certificate of Indian Status (secure status card) or a Certificate of Indian Status (status card).
Find out what documents are required when applying for a secure status card.
Find out how to renew your status card. Secure status cards are valid 10 years for adults and 5 years for children or dependent adults.
Find out what steps you need to take if your status card has been lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed.
Find out how to submit acceptable photos when applying for a secure status card.
Indian status does not expire but your status card does.