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Status Indian Card

An individual recognized by the federal government as being registered under the Indian Act is referred to as a Registered Indian (commonly referred to as a Status Indian). Status Indians are entitled to a wide range of programs and services offered by federal agencies and provincial governments. In order to access many of these benefits you must have an Indian Status card.

The Temporary Confirmation of Registration Document is considered temporary in nature with an expiry date of 12 months from the date the document was issued, which for most was September 28, 2011.  It is beneficial to all members to apply for their Status Card.

If your Temporary Confirmation of Registration Document has expired, please call 1-800-567-9604 to request another one.

Secured Certificate of Indian Status Card (SCIS) application forms and instructions regarding their completion are available through the following:

 

For in-office assistance in completing the Secured Certificate of Indian Status Card (SCIS) application please contact the following office:

Bay of Islands

Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Band
SCIS Assistance Office
3 Church St
Corner Brook, NL
A2H 2Z4
(709) 634-5972
1-855-263-6440 (Toll Free)

Central

Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Band
SCIS Assistance Office
45 Spruce Ave.
Glenwood, NL
A0G 2K0
(709) 679-2142
1-855-263-6440 (Toll Free)

 

 

or appointments and assistance by emailing:
scis@qalipu.ca

 

 

Documents that are required when applying for a new Secure Certificate of Indian Status

In order to complete the application process you must provide specific identification documents:

 

Registered Indians 16 years of age and older: 

  • A Passport-style photo of yourself; AND 
  • Your original birth certificate (long or short form); AND
  • Your original marriage certificate or other name-linking documents (if applicable); AND
  • Other valid* form of identification

 

Registered Indians 65 years of age and older:

  • A Passport-style photo of yourself; AND
  • Your original birth certificate or original Baptismal Certificates are acceptable; AND
  • Your original marriage certificate or other name-linking documents (if applicable); AND
  • Other valid* form of identification

 

Registered Indians 15 years of age and under:

  • Only one parent or legal guardian is required to accompany the child and sign the application form
  • A Passport-style photo of the child
  • The child’s original long form birth certificate and, as appropriate, any previous valid status card
  • The parent or legal guardian must present a valid* form of identification which must include their name, photo and signature.
  • The parent or legal guardian must present a marriage certificate or other name-linking documents if the name on the ID presented differs from the name listed on the child’s birth certificate or custody documents provided.
  • Legal guardians are also required to provide documentation of guardianship

 

*Other valid forms of identification include:

  • Canada or United States Passport (equivalent to 2 IDs)
  • Enhanced Driver’s Licence or provincially issued Enhanced Identification Card (equivalent to 2 IDs)
  • NEXUS / FAST card (equivalent to 2 IDs)
  • Driver’s licence (provincial, territorial or state)
  • Government-issued ID (federal, provincial, territorial or state)

 

The ID presented must include a photograph of the applicant and the applicant’s signature.
It is not necessary that each ID have both of these components

For more information: Telephone toll-free 1-800-567-9604;

or visit the AANDC website at www.aandc-aadnc.gc.ca

You are encouraged to get your SCIS within the year that the temporary confirmation of Registration document expires. 

You will be provided with a temporary confirmation of Registration document as in order to obtain benefits and/or services available to registered Indians, proof of registration as a Status Indian may be required. This temporary confirmation of Registration document must be presented to service providers. The original must be presented as photocopies will not be acceptable due to the special embossed seal on this document.

 

 

Adult Application (English)
Adult application (French)
Parent or Guardian Application (English)
Parent or Guardian Application (French)
Guarantor Declaration (English)
Guarantor Declaration (French)
Statutory Declaration in Lieu of Guarantor (English)
Statutory Declaration in Lieu of Guarantor (French)

 

If your SCIS application has been rejected and you require assistance, please call:

Charmaine Bath
Indian Registration Administrator
Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Band
P.O. Box 149
45 Spruce Avenue
Glenwood, NL  A0G 2K0

Tel: (709) 679-2142
Fax: (709) 679-2344

Email: cbath@qalipu.ca