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 need to fill out and submit:

For children (15 or younger) and dependent adults, you need to 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

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

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

If you need a guarantor, you must provide:

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

If your secure status card has been lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed, you need to 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 communities still issue status cards (certificates of Indian status). Submit your application for a status card to your band office's Indian Registration Administrator using:

Indian Register updates

To update the Indian Register, you need to 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 a register page, 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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