Indian Status

Splatsin’s Indian Registry Administrator is the liaison to the Indigenous Services Canada. Splatsin’s IRA is available to assist individuals with applications for Status registration, issuing Certificate of Indian Status Cards, and registering events including births, marriages, divorces, legal name changes, and deaths.

Certificate of Indian Status (CIS)

View eligibility and applications instructions here. Note: Individuals who have had a SCIS cannot obtain a CIS. There is no cost to band member for paper laminate Certificates. There is a $45.00 fee for non-Splatsin members.

16 & Older

Must provide two pieces of identification OR One piece of identification and Guarantor Declaration. Complete the form here.

15 & Younger

Must have one piece of identification for the parent or legal guardian and one piece of identification for the child OR One piece of identification for the parent or legal guardian and one Guarantor Declaration. Complete the form here.

IMPORTANT: If the legal guardian is applying on behalf of the child, a copy of the legal guardianship order naming the guardian is mandatory.

Guarantor

A guarantor must have known the applicant for a minimum of two years. The guarantor must also write: “This is a true likeness of [applicant’s name]” on the back of one photo and also sign and date it. This photo must be submitted with the application. See a list of accepted guarantors.

Identification

Learn about accepted identification when applying for Indian Status for individuals 16 and older and 15 and younger.

Secure Certificate of Indian Status (SCIS)

A Regular SCIS enables individuals to obtain services and benefits available exclusively to registered Indians such as health benefits. The Indian Registry Administrator is available to help with this process, but it must be submitted by mail only. There is no fee for Splatsin band members. For non-Splatsin members, the fee for a SCIS with a photo is $85.00 and $65.00 without a photo.

See more details here.

Confirmation of Proof of Status

Individuals who require proof of their Indian Status must contact Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada. The Temporary Confirmation of Registration Document (TCRD) will be mailed to the applicant once their identity has been verified.

Third-party requests for Confirmation of Proof of Status must contact the individual directly or the Access to Information and Privacy Office.

Non-Splatsin Status Card Renewals

If you are not a member of Splatsin and require a renewal of your status card you need to contact your band and have their Indian Registry Administrator send an email or fax (250-838-6476) to Splatsin’s Office of the Indian Registry Administrator.

The verification needs to include:

  • Band letterhead and contact information of the membership clerk
  • Client’s full name (first, middle(s), last name, bate of birth, band name, and last known card issued (if possible)
Lost Status Cards

If you have lost your Secure Certificate of Indian Status (secure status card) or if it has been stolen, damaged or destroyed, you must report it by calling Public enquiries right away. The call agent will:

  1. cancel the lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed card
  2. issue, on request, a Temporary Confirmation of Registration Document

The replacement process is the same as when first applying for a secure status card. Fill out the same application form and check “Replacement (lost, stolen, damaged SCIS)” under “Reason for application”.

If you have lost your Certificate of Indian Status (status card) or if it has been stolen, damaged or destroyed, contact the Indian Registry Administrator to apply for a replacement card.

Registering a New Birth

Splatsin’s Indian Registry Administrator registers new births. An original long-form birth certificate is required. Learn more at Indigenous Services Canada.

Immigration to Canada

It is possible that a person may have Indian status but not be a Canadian citizen. For example, a person who was born outside Canada to a Canadian parent in the second or subsequent generation might not be a citizen due to the first-generation limit on citizenship. If it is determined that a person is not a Canadian citizen and the person is a registered Indian under the Indian Act, the person may apply for a grant or resumption of citizenship. Learn more and access the grant application on Indigenous Services Canada.

FAQs

Am I or my child eligible for band membership?

Learn more at Indigenous Services Canada.

Common Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) Forms

The Indian Registry Administrator has access to common forms used by the Indian Registry Administrator and Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) for Status Indians. If you have questions about these forms, contact the Office of the Indian Registry Administrator for assistance. Some common forms include Divorce Declaration Form, Declaration of a Surname on Marriage Form, Request to Amend Individual Information Form, Unstated Parentage Statutory Declaration Biological Parent Form, Unstated Parentage Statutory Declaration Family Member Form and Statement in Lieu of Other Parent’s Signature Form.

Distribution of Property on Intestacy (death without a will)

Where the net value of the estate of an intestate does not, in the opinion of the Minister, exceed seventy-five thousand dollars or such other amount as may be fixed by order of the Governor in Council, the estate shall go to the survivor. If the net value of the estate of an intestate, in the opinion of the Minister, exceeds seventy-five thousand dollars, or such other amount as may be fixed by order of the Governor in Council, seventy-five thousand dollars, or such other amount as may be fixed by order of the Governor in Council, shall go to the survivor, and continue reading here (scroll to section 48).

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