Application forms for Indian status and status cards

Find the forms you need to fill out when applying for Indian status and a status card.

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Indian status

Adults (16 or older)

For applicants 16 or older, you must fill out and submit:

Children (15 or younger) or dependent adults

For children (15 or younger) or dependent adults, you must fill out and submit:

Unknown or unstated parentage

If you are applying with only one parent listed on your birth certificate, you can fill out and submit:

Status card

If you are applying for your first secure status card or to renew, replace or update your secure status card, you must fill out and submit:

 Some First Nations are still issuing Certificates of Indian Status (status cards). If your First Nation does, submit your application for a status card to your First Nation office's Indian Registration Administrator using:

To find out more about secure status cards, visit How to apply for a status card or contact Public enquiries.

It usually takes 12 to 16 weeks to process a complete application for a secure status card. You must be registered under the Indian Act to apply for a secure status card.

Guarantor information

If you need a guarantor, you must fill out and submit:

If you can't find a guarantor, you must fill out and submit:

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