Are you applying for a status card

Find out how to apply for a status card and about processing time.

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.

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To improve the process of applying for a secure status card:

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How to apply for a status card

Find out how to apply for a Secure Certificate of Indian Status (secure status card) or a Certificate of Indian Status (status card).

What do you need when applying for a secure status card

Find out what documents are required when applying for a secure status card.

How to renew your 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.

What to do if your status card is lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed

Find out what steps you need to take if your status card has been lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed.

What are the photo requirements

Find out how to submit acceptable photos when applying for a secure status card.

Is your status card still valid

Indian status does not expire but your status card does.

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