Status Card Information
(All Certificates of Indian Status now include a renewal date)
The purpose of issuing Status Cards is to verify that the cardholder is a registered Indian. Status Cards are only useful if the photographs are current. Some registered Indians have been denied services because some service providers have questioned whether their Status Cards are still valid. To remedy this situation, all status cards issued to individuals under the age of 18 will expire three years after being issued, and for those over the age of 18, cards must be renewed every five years.
To obtain a Status Card, One piece of Primary ID or Two pieces of Secondary ID – one with Digitized Photo;
CATEGORY 1 – Primary ID
- Valid Canadian Passport
- New Plastic CIS issued after April 2002
CATEGORY 2 – Secondary ID:
- Certificate of Birth
- Certificate of Marriage or Divorce
- Provincial Health Card
- Provincial Identification Card
- Drivers License
- Employee ID with Digitized Photo
- Student ID with Digitized Photo
- Firearms License
- Current CIS Card (cannot be expired more that a month)
The above ID cards must be presented when applying for a Status Card. Just knowing your SIN or Driver’s License number is not accepted as ID. Photocopied ID or Certified Copied ID will not be accepted.
For minor card ID, a Birth Certificate, Medical Card, Baptismal or student card may be used. The identification policy is strictly enforced.
Please contact our membership clerk Michelle Oshie for assistance.