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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.
View eligibility and applications instructions here. Note: Individuals who have had a SCIS cannot obtain a CIS.
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.
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.
Learn about accepted identification when applying for Indian Status for individuals 16 and older and 15 and younger.
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.
See more details here.
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.
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:
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:
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.
Splatsin’s Indian Registry Administrator registers new births. An original long-form birth certificate is required. Learn more at Indigenous Services Canada.
Am I or my child eligible for band membership?
Learn more at Indigenous Services Canada.
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.