Do you have questions about your Indigenous status, do you want to know what the requirements are to obtain status, are you looking for information on the status of an application, do you want to update your contact information (change of address, death notice or other) or do you simply need to clarify the procedures and know which forms are required?

We invite you to contact the WWFN registrar to obtain the information and guidance you need.

Documents and forms

Federal forms

If the form does not appear, download it to complete it on your computer or to print it.

Application for Indian status for adults (16 or older)

Application for Indian status for children (15 or younger)

Secure Certificate of Indian Status (SCIS)

Guarantor Declaration (registration and SCIS)

Statutory Declaration in Lieu of Guarantor (registration and SCIS)

Secure Certificate of Indian Status renewal

Did you know that your Secure Card (Certificate) of Indian Status (SCIS) has an expiration date?Carte sécurisée de statut d'Indien

Here you will find Secure Certificate of Indian Status requests form:

Secure Certificate of Indian Status (SCIS)

If your card has been expired for less than a year, you must check the “renewal” box. Otherwise, you must check "First SCIS", proceed with a complete request and attach the "Declaration by guarantor" following form:

Guarantor Declaration (registration and SCIS)

  • Don't have a guarantor?
  • You do not know which option to check on the form?
  • Are you having difficulty filling out the form?
  • Would you like more information on the Security Certificate of Indian Status (SCIS)?

Contact the WWFN registrar.

* Please note that the Certificate of Indian Status (CIS) does not have an expiration date. This certificate does not, however, allow you to cross land borders. If your CIS was issued several years ago, it may still be important to renew it to ensure that your photo is still representative. Contact the WWFN registrar for more information about the renewal of the CIS.


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