Are you applying for a status card?

Find out how to apply for status cards and about processing times.

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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.

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?

Learn how to renew your status card. Secure status cards are valid 10 years for adults and five years for children.

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

Learn about the steps you need to take if your status card has been lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed.

What are the photo requirements?

Find out more about the photo requirements for a secure status card application.

Is your status card still valid?

Learn more about valid status cards. Indian status does not expire but your card does.

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