Application forms for Indian status and status cards

Find the forms you need to fill out when applying for Indian status and status cards or to update the Indian Register.

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Indian status

For applicants 16 or older, you must fill out and submit:

For children (15 or younger) and dependent adults, you must fill out and submit:

If you need a guarantor, you must provide:

If you can't find a guarantor, you must fill out and submit:

Status cards

If applying for an initial secure status card or to renew or replace a secure status card, you must fill out and submit:

If you need a guarantor, you must provide:

If you can't find a guarantor, you must fill out and submit:

To find out more about secure status cards, visit Are you applying for a status card or any Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada regional office.

Some First Nations and bands are still issuing Certificates of Indian Status (status cards). If your First Nation or band does, submit your application for a status card to your First Nation or band office's Indian Registration Administrator using:

Indian Register updates

To update the Indian Register, you must fill out and submit one of two forms.

To report an event, such as a marriage, a divorce, a death or a band transfer, fill out:

To amend an entry, following, for example, a name change, or to correct data, such as a date of birth or an address, fill out:

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