In office assistance is available in Corner Brook, St. George’s, and Glenwood if you require help in completing the secured certificate of Indian status card (SCIS) application in one of these office’s please contact the following:

Qalipu First Nation Band
Nancy O’Connell
Indian Registration Administrator
3 Church St
Corner Brook, NL
A2H 2Z4
(709) 634-4010
1-855-263-6440 (Toll Free)

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

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. 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:

Forms are available by mail through calling the Public Enquiries Contact Centre at 1-800-567-9604 or TTY: 1-866-553-0554.  You can also find links to these forms at the bottom of this page.

It is important to remember that all SCIS (Secure Certificate of Indian Status) cards have a renew by date. Adult SCIS cards have a 10- year time frame, and children’s have a 5-year time frame. Each cards renewal date will be individualized by the card holders birth month and day.

Expiry of SCIS Cards for Children

PLEASE NOTE that the majority of children’s SCIS cards will be expiring in 2020. Parents can re-apply for a new card for their children to ensure they have a card to present to avail of all services offered by Health Canada.

To apply for the renewal of a child’s (15 or under) SCIS card, parents must ensure that they are within 6 months of the card expiring, and complete the following:

Complete a new SCIS Parent or Guardian Application

  • If members are not receiving assistance from one of our offices they will have to fill out a Guarantor Declaration form as well
  • 2 identical new passport photos must be included. If using a Guarantor, then that guarantor must sign and date the back of the photo that is stamped
  • Photocopy of applying parent’s ID, both front and back (this could include your Provincial Driver’s License, or Canadian Passport)
  • Photocopy of any custody documents (if applicable)
  • Photocopy of the child’s long form birth certificate
  • A photocopy of the expiring SCIS Card, both front and back
  • If Guarantor is used, then they must sign all photocopies as true copies of your originals.

All completed applications must then be sent to:

SCIS National Processing Unit
10 Wellington Street
Gatineau, QC
K1A 0H4

 

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

If there are Legal Custody Agreements in place by the courts for children, a copy of these documents should be included with the application.  Please provide them when you are attending your appointment or, if applying by mail, provide a copy as well that has been signed by your guarantor that states it is a true copy of the original documents.

In order to complete the application process you must be a Registered Indian and must provide specific identification documents:

Only one of the custodial parents or legal guardians is required to sign the application form

  • Two (2) Canadian passport-style PHOTOS. One of the photos must be verified to be a true likeness of the child by the guarantor
  • The child’s original long form BIRTH CERTIFICATE and, as appropriate, any previous valid status card. Photocopies of both must be sent with the application and must be verified as “Original seen” by the guarantor
  • The parent or legal guardian must present an original valid IDENTITY DOCUMENT, this ID must be government issued and contain your name, date of birth, photo, and signature (such as Drivers Licence or Canadian Passport). A photocopy of the ID must be sent with the application and must be verified as “Original seen” by the guarantor. PLEASE NOTE: Your ID must not be expired
  • The parent or legal guardian must present a NAME LINKING DOCUMENT (such as an original vital statistics marriage certificate, divorce or legal name change document) if the name on the ID presented differs from the name listed on the child’s birth certificate or custody documents provided. A photocopy of the certificate must be sent with the application and must be verified as “Original seen” by the guarantor. PLEASE NOTE: If name linking documents were provided previously, you do not need to provide them again
  • If there are legal documents, they must be provided, LEGAL DOCUMENTS (such as a divorce judgement, separation agreement, custody, or guardianship order) proving custody or guardianship of the child to the applying parent/guardian. A photocopy of the document must be sent with the application and must be verified as “Original seen” by the guarantor
  • If the application is for a dependent adult the guardian must present a legal ORDER OF GUARDIANSHIP proving guardianship to the applying parent/guardian. Pleas note that the birth certificate is not required for a dependent adult.
  • If submitting the application by mail, you must include a completed Guarantor Declaration form
  • Two (2) Canadian passport-style PHOTOS. One of the photos must be verified to be a true likeness of the applying adult by the guarantor
  • The applying adult must present an original valid IDENTITY DOCUMENT, this ID must be government issued and contain your name, date of birth, photo, and signature (such as Drivers Licence or Canadian Passport). A photocopy of the ID must be sent with the application and must be verified as “Original seen” by the guarantor. PLEASE NOTE: Your ID must not be expired
  • If applicable applying adult must present the current SCIS card. A photocopy of the SCIS you currently hold must be sent with the application and must be verified as “Original seen” by the guarantor

One (1) document which contains your name, date of birth, photo and signature is required, below we have listed some examples.

  • Canadian passport
  • Driver’s licence
  • Canadian military identification document if it includes name, date of birth, photo, and signature
  • Identification card issued by Government (province or territory)
  • Health card issued by a province or territory if it shows your name, date of birth, photo, and signature
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

Once registered, you will be provided with a Temporary Confirmation of Registration Document. This document will have a validity period of one (1) year. You are encouraged to apply for your SCIS card within that year before the document expires.

For more information: Telephone toll-free 1-800-567-9604 or visit the AANDC website at www.aandc-aadnc.gc.ca

Proof of registration may be required in order to obtain benefits and/or services available to persons with status. A original valid (not expired) temporary confirmation of Registration document or original Valid (not expired) SCIS card must be presented to service providers, photocopies will not be acceptable.

SCIS Application Form (All Ages)
Guarantor Declaration (English)