Are you applying for a status card?

Find out how to apply for status cards and about processing times.

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How to apply for a status card?

Find out how to apply for a secure certificate of Indian status (secure status card) or a certificate of Indian status (status card).

What do you need when applying for a secure status card?

Find out what documents are required when applying for a secure status card.

What are the photo requirements?

Find out about the photo requirements for a secure status card.

How to renew your 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.

What to do if your status card is lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed?

Find out what steps you need to take if your status card has been lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed.

Is your status card still valid?

Learn more about valid status cards. Indian status does not expire but your card does.

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