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:
- are from one of the communities affected by the wildfires in Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario
- do not have your Certificate of Indian Status (status card) or Secure Certificate of Indian Status
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
Learn more about Indian status and the Indian Register.
Find out how to apply for status cards and about processing times.
Find out if you are eligible to register and how to apply.
Find out what you need to know about status cards and the Temporary Confirmation of Registration Document.
Find out what you need to know about the Temporary confirmation of Registration Document.
Find out how to report an event or amend an entry.
Find out how to maintain the Indian Register.
Find out about band membership and how to transfer to, divide, merge or create a band.
Find out about crossing the Canada-U.S. border as a Status Indian and which status cards can be used.