Application forms for Indian status and status cards

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Indian status

Adults (16 or older)

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

  • Application for Registration on the Indian Register and for the Secure Certificate of Indian Status (SCIS) (for adults 16 years of age or older)
    • PDF print only, INTER 83-168E, version 2018-09-12 (A), (233 Kb, 6 pages)
    • PDF fillable/saveable, INTER 83-168E, version 2018-09‑12 (A), (117 Kb, 6 pages)
    • PDF instructions, INTER 83-168E-I, version 2018-09-12 (A), (177 Kb, 6 pages)

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If you need a guarantor, you must provide:

  • Registration and Secure Certificate of Indian Status (SCIS): Guarantor Declaration
    • PDF print only, Inter 83-169SE, version 2019-02-27 (138 Kb, 2 pages)
    • PDF fillable/saveable, Inter 83-169E, version 2019-02-27 (93 Kb, 2 pages)

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

  • Registration and Secure Certificate of Indian Status (SCIS): Statutory Declaration in Lieu of Guarantor
    • PDF print only, Inter 83-170SE, version 2019-02-27 (172 Kb, 2 pages)
    • PDF fillable/saveable, Inter 83-170E, version 2019-02-27 (A), (102 Kb, 2 pages)

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To find out more about how to apply for Indian status, visit Are you eligible for Indian status or contact any Indigenous Services Canada or Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada regional office.

To find out more about guarantors, visit About guarantors.

Children (15 or younger) or dependent adults

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

  • Application for Registration on the Indian Register and for the Secure Certificate of Indian Status (SCIS) (for children 15 years of age or younger or dependent adults)
    • PDF print only, INTER 83-171SE, version 2018-12-06 (244 Kb, 6 pages)
    • PDF fillable/saveable, Inter 83-171E, version 2018-12-06 (A), (132 Kb, 6 pages)
    • PDF instructions, Inter 83-171IE, version 2018-08-30 (180 Kb, 6 pages)

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If you need a guarantor, you must provide:

  • Registration and Secure Certificate of Indian Status (SCIS): Guarantor Declaration
    • PDF print only, Inter 83-169SE, version 2019-02-27 (138 Kb, 2 pages)
    • PDF fillable/saveable, Inter 83-169E, version 2019-02-27 (93 Kb, 2 pages)

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

  • Registration and Secure Certificate of Indian Status (SCIS): Statutory Declaration in Lieu of Guarantor
    • PDF print only, Inter 83-170SE, version 2019-02-27 (172 Kb, 2 pages)
    • PDF fillable/saveable, Inter 83-170E, version 2019-02-27 (A), (102 Kb, 2 pages)

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To find out more about how to apply for Indian status, visit Are you eligible for Indian status or contact any Indigenous Services Canada or Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada regional office.

To find out more about guarantors, visit About guarantors.

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:

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If you need a guarantor, you must provide:

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

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To find out more about secure status cards, visit Are you applying for a status card or contact any Indigenous Services Canada or Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada regional office.

To find out more about guarantors, visit About guarantors.

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

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