Indian status

Registered First Nations individuals affected by the fires in British Columbia 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 British Columbia and
  • 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

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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