Application forms for Indian status and status cards

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

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Indian status

To apply for Indian status, you need to fill out one of two forms:

To update an Indian Register entry, you need to fill out one of two forms:

Bill C-3 applicants

To apply for Indian status as a grandchild of a woman who lost her status through marriage, you need to fill out:

You also need to provide:

If a guarantor cannot be obtained, you need to complete and submit:

If only one parent signs the application, you need to submit:

Status cards

You may need to fill out one or more of these forms to obtain or replace a Secure Certificate of Indian Status (secure status card):

If a guarantor cannot be obtained, you need to complete and submit:

To find out more about secure status cards, consult Are you applying for a status card or any Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada regional office.

Some First Nation communities still issue status cards (Certificates of Indian Status). Submit your application for a status card to your band office's Indian Registration Administrator using:

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