Application forms for Indian status and status cards

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

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Indian status

To apply for Indian status, you need to fill out one of two forms:

To update an Indian Register entry, you need to fill out one of two forms:

Bill S-3 applicants

To apply for Indian status under Bill S-3, visit Are you applying based on the 2017 changes to the Indian Act.

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

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

If you need a guarantor, you must provide:

If you can’t find a guarantor, you must complete and submit:

Bill C-3 applicants

To apply for Indian status as a grandchild of a woman who lost her status through marriage, you need to fill out:

You also need to provide:

If you can’t find a guarantor, you need to complete and submit:

If only one parent signs the application, you need to submit:

Status cards

You may need to fill out one or more of these forms to get or replace a Secure Certificate of Indian Status (secure status card):

If you can’t find a guarantor, you need to complete 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:

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