Are you eligible for Indian status?
Find out if you are eligible to register and how to apply.
COVID-19-related office closure
All Indigenous Services Canada offices for Indian status and secure status card applications will be closed until further notice due to circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you would like to apply for a Secure Certificate of Indian Status by mail, visit Are you applying for a status card.
Services and information
Find out if you are eligible and how to apply for Indian status as defined in the Indian Act.
Find out how to apply for Indian status if you have been adopted.
Find out how to apply if your birth certificate does not state the name of your biological parent who is registered or entitled to be registered.
Learn what the Government of Canada is doing to ensure equity between the sexes in Indian registration.
Find out how long it takes to receive non-insured health services benefits available to Status Indians.
Learn more about the Qalipu Mi'kmaq First Nation enrolment process.
Find out how to protest the Indian Registrar's decision on your application for Indian status.
Collaborative Process on Indian Registration, Band Membership and First Nation Citizenship: Consultation Plan
Learn how the Government of Canada plans to consult on Indian registration, band membership and First Nations citizenship.