Indian Status

Government of Canada - Indigenous Services Canada

Search Agency Service

Description
Provides services and information to apply for Indian status.

Service offers:

  • application forms to apply for Indian Status
  • resources to replace a lost, stolen, or damaged Indian Status card
  • resources to report the death of a Status Indian family member
  • information for service providers and Indian Registration Administrators
  • information about band membership and international traveling as a Status Indian
  • information about Bill C-38 effect on registration and band membership
Eligibility
Yes, Service targeted to individuals:
  • either or both parents registered or entitled to be registered
  • either grandparents registered or entitled to be registered
  • anyone in immediate or extended family registered or entitled to be registered
Application Process
Service Access: See below,  To access service:
  • see website for more information and to apply online
  • application forms for Indian status and status cards
  • call 1-800-567-9604 for general information

Referral Process: No


Waiting Period: Yes,

Processing time for a complete application for registration under the Indian Act can take from 6 months to 2 years, depending on the complexity of the file.

 

Once you are registered under the Indian Act , it usually takes from 8 to 12 weeks to process a complete application for a secure status card. 


Toll Free
1-800-567-9604
Fax
1-866-817-3977
TTY
1-866-553-0554
Web Site
https://www.sac-isc.gc.ca/eng/1100100032374/1572457769548
Email
aadnc.infopubs.aandc@canada.ca
Languages
English; French
Fees
Fee: No


Fee Reduction: No


Membership Fee: No


Accessibility
Wheelchair access: Yes -
Other disabled access: N/A -
Topic(s)
Last Verified On
May 17, 2023
Address
15 Eddy Street
Gatineau, QC, K1A 0N9
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Hours of Operation
Mon
06:00 AM to 02:00 PM
Tue
06:00 AM to 02:00 PM
Wed
06:00 AM to 02:00 PM
Thu
06:00 AM to 02:00 PM
Fri
06:00 AM to 02:00 PM

Hours converted from Eastern Standard Time to Mountain Standard Time.