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