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Status Application

Finding out if you're entitled to Indian Status can be daunting. We're here to assist you in any way we can.


From the Government of Canada:

"To find out if you're entitled to be registered, ask yourself:

  • Are either or both of my parents registered or entitled to be registered?

  • Are any of my grandparents registered or entitled to be registered?

  • Is anyone in my immediate or extended family registered or entitled to be registered?"


For a person, 16 or older, the Government of Canada requires the following: "You need to submit:

  1. a complete application for registration for adults (16 or older)

  2. an original proof of birth document with parental information

  • to get an original proof of birth document, visit the Vital Statistics website from the province or territory where you were born

  1. original valid acceptable identification or a copy of the front and back of the identification, each copy signed and dated by a guarantor

  2. a guarantor declaration, if necessary

  3. a name-linking document, for example, a change-of-name, marriage or divorce certificate, if the name on the application form is different from the name on any of the other necessary documents

  • if you haven't changed your name on your identification, you need to submit an original name-linking document

  • if the name on your identification reflects the name on the application form, you can submit a copy

  1. acceptable photos, if you're applying for the secure status card at the same time

If you don't submit photos with the application, you can always apply for a status card later."


For a child, 15 and younger, the Government of Canada requires the following:


"To apply on behalf of a child or dependent adult, you must have the authority to act for the child or dependent adult in legal or financial matters.

You need to submit:

  1. a complete application for registration for children (15 or younger) or dependent adults

  2. an original proof of birth document with parental information

  • to get an original proof of birth document, visit the Vital Statistics website from the province or territory where the child or dependent adult was born

  1. original valid acceptable identification of the applying parent, custodial parent or legal guardian or a copy of the front and back of the identification, each copy signed and dated by a guarantor

  2. a guarantor declaration, if necessary

  3. a name-linking document, for example, a change-of-name, marriage or divorce certificate, if the child's or applying parent's or guardian's name on the application form is different from the name on any of the other necessary documents

  • if you haven't changed your name on your identification, you need to submit an original name-linking document

  • if the name on your identification reflects the name on the application form, you can submit a copy

  1. acceptable photos, if you're applying for the secure status card at the same time

  1. for a child (15 or younger), a copy of the most recent legal documents granting custody or guardianship to the applying parent or guardian, if applicable for a dependent adult, a copy of the guardianship order"


Click the link below to see what you need to apply for Indian Status.


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