Are you applying for a status card?
Find out how to apply for status cards and about processing times.
To improve the process of applying for a status card:
- only one piece of acceptable valid identification needs to be provided, instead of two
- a birth certificate is no longer required
- the guarantor list has been substantially expanded
- a statutory declaration or police report is no longer required to replace a lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed status card
Services and information
Find out how to apply for a secure certificate of Indian status (secure status card) or a certificate of Indian status (status card).
Find out what documents are required when applying for a secure status card.
Find out about the photo requirements for a secure status card.
Find out how to renew your status card. Secure status cards are valid 10 years for adults and five years for children and dependent adults.
Find out what steps you need to take if your status card has been lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed.
Learn more about valid status cards. Indian status does not expire but your card does.