Indian status

Possible postal disruption

The Government of Canada has measures in place to ensure that Canadians continue to receive services and benefits during any Canada Post service disruption. In the event of a disruption, Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC) will deliver priority mail by messenger service to all regions in Canada. Priority mail is mail that is urgently required by applicants such as: the Temporary Certificate of Registration document; any documents held by CIRNAC such as passports or birth certificates; and any mail that is time-sensitive or critical.

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

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.

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 entering the U.S. as a Status Indian?

Find out about entering the United States as a Status Indian and which status cards can be used.

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