Indian status

Apply for Indian status and a status card. Learn more about the Indian Register and band membership.

Registered First Nations individuals affected by fires in Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario without a status card

Please contact 1-800-567-9604 (TTY: 1-800-553-0554) if you:

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada is offering affected individuals a Temporary Confirmation of Registration Document to confirm that they are registered as an Indian under the Indian Act and have access to the benefits and services available for registered Indians.

Callers will be asked a series of questions to validate their identity and once confirmed, a letter will be sent within five to seven days.

Services and information

What is Indian status?

Learn more about Indian status and the Indian Register.

Are you applying for a status card?

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

Are you eligible for Indian status?

Find out if you are eligible to register and how to apply.

Are you a service provider?

Find out what you need to know about status cards and the Temporary Confirmation of Registration Document.

About the Temporary Confirmation of Registration Document

Find out what you need to know about the Temporary confirmation of Registration Document.

How to update the Indian Register?

Find out how to report an event or amend an entry.

Are you an Indian Registration Administrator?

Find out how to maintain the Indian Register.

About band membership and how to transfer to or create a band

Find out about band membership and how to transfer to, divide, merge or create a band.

Are you crossing the Canada-U.S. border as a Status Indian?

Find out about crossing the Canada-U.S. border as a Status Indian and which status cards can be used.

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