Get, renew or replace a status card
Find out how to get, renew or replace a status card and how long it'll take.
Potential status card delivery delays for people who applied in October 2022
Due to a supply chain issue beyond our control, status card deliveries may be delayed 2-3 additional weeks. If you have an urgent need for proof of registration, visit About the Temporary Confirmation of Registration Document.
Reclaiming your name
You can reclaim your name in the Indian Register and on your status card.
At this time, your family name, given name or alias can only include letters from the Latin alphabet and some accented letters.
- To reclaim your family name or given name, you must submit a document that confirms your reclaimed name, such as a proof of birth document or a legal change of name certificate, with your complete application.
- To reclaim your name as an alias, you don't need to submit a document that confirms your reclaimed name with your complete application.
You can submit your application in the same way as when applying for registration or a secure status card.
Registered persons who have been evacuated and don't have a status card
Contact Public enquiries to obtain proof of registration. You will be asked a series of questions to validate your identity and, once confirmed, proof of registration will be sent to you.
Services and information
Find out how to apply for, renew or replace 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 how to renew your status card. Secure status cards are valid 10 years for adults and dependent adults and 5 years for children.
Find out what steps you need to take if your status card has been lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed.
How to submit acceptable photos when applying for a secure status card.
Your registration under the Indian Act doesn't expire, but your status card needs to be renewed.