Introducing the new Secure Certificate of Indian Status (SCIS) card


The new SCIS card is more secure, more durable and is valid for 10 years (for adults) and 5 years (for children 15 years and under).

To apply for the new card you will need to complete the SCIS Application form and provide your birth certificate, 2 passport style photographs, and valid identification (for example a driver’s license). If you have taken your spouse’s last name you will also need a copy of your marriage certificate or legal change of name document.

Members are encouraged to call the Band office, or visit the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) website for more information. Members do not have to go to their own Band to renew their card. You can go to any Band office provided that that Band has that service.

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