The Indian Register is the official record identifying all status Indians in Canada.  Status Indians are those persons who are registered with the federal government as Indians according to the terms of the Indian Act.  The Indian Register contains the names of all persons who are registered as Indians, together with information such as dates of birth, death, marriage, and divorce, as well as records of persons transferring from one band to another.

All events which will require an amendment to an existing Indian Registry System (IRS) file should be reported to the Indian Registration Administrator.

These events would include:

Births

To register a child 15 years of age and under, the parent or legal guardian must complete the following application forms:

Registration-SCIS Guarantor Declaration (if having trouble, viewing: right click, save link/target as…)
Child (15 and Under) Registration-SCIS Application (if having trouble, viewing: right click, save link/target as…)

If you have any trouble completing these forms, please contact the Indian Registration Administrator at the contact information provided below.

New Registration-Children of Founding Members

Children (any age) of Founding Members are eligible for registration under the Indian Act.  Please complete these forms to apply for registration

Instruction Booklet for Adult Registration-SCIS Application
Adult Registration-SCIS Applications (Fillable) (if having trouble, viewing: right click, save link/target as…)
Adult Registration-SCIS Application (Print Only)
Registration-SCIS Guarantor Declaration (if having trouble, viewing: right click, save link/target as…)

If you have any trouble completing these forms, please contact the Indian Registration Administrator at the contact information provided below.

Marriages

If you wish to have your maiden name changed in the IRS and to report a marriage, please provide the Vital Statistics Marriage Certificate and a photocopy of the front and back of one piece of government issued Photo ID (EX: Driver Licence or Canadian Passport).  Along with the documents you should include a short note requesting the amendment and a brief explanation of why the amendment is required.  The note should be dated and signed with the name we presently have you listed as in the IRS.

Divorces

To report a divorce, please provide a Certificate of Divorce.  A divorce granted in the United States must be accompanied by the appropriate document.  If the registered female spouse wishes to revert to her maiden name, she will also need to provide a photocopy of the front and back of one piece of government issued Photo ID(Ex: Driver’s Licence or Canadian Passport). Along with a short note requesting the amendment and a brief explanation of why the amendment is required. The note should be dated and signed with the name we presently have listed in the IRS.

Name Amendments

In order to have your family, given, birth or alias name changed in the IRS you must provide the IRA with a Certificate of Legal Name Change and an amended birth certificate. You will also need to provide a photocopy of the front and back of one piece of government issued Photo ID (Ex: Driver’s Licence or Canadian Passport). Along with a short note requesting the amendment and a brief explanation of why the amendment is required. The note should be dated and signed with the name we presently have listed in the IRS.

Please be advise that once your requested amendments have been made in the Indian Registration System (IRS) you will need to apply for a new SCIS card.

Deaths

To report a confirmed death of a registered Indian, please provide the IRA with a Funeral Director’s Statement, Death Certificate or Vital Statistics Death Registration, along with a photocopy of the deceased’s SCIS card and the full name and contact information of the next of kin.

 

For additional information, please contact

Nancy O’Connell
Indian Registration Administrator
Qalipu First Nation Band
3 Church Street
Corner Brook, NL  A2H 2Z4

Tel: (709) 634-4010
1-855-263-6440
Fax: (709) 639-3997

Email: noconnell@qalipu.ca