How long does it take to get a new status card?

12 to 16 weeks
Status card application processing time It usually takes 12 to 16 weeks to process a complete application for a secure status card.

What are the documents required for PR card renewal?

Two supporting identification documents which could be 1) form IMM 1000, Record of Landing, 2) form IMM 5292 or 5688, Confirmation of Permanent Residence, 3) A valid provincial driver’s license, 4) a valid provincial identification card, 5) a student identification card from a university or college that has a photo of …

Is your status card still valid?

The Certificate of Indian Status, or status card, is still issued in some band offices. This card has only a limited number of security features found on other government-issued identity documents. The laminated status card with no renewal date is also still valid.

What benefits do natives get?

Many people believe the U.S. government meets the needs of Native Americans through treaty benefits and entitlements. They perceive Native Americans receive free housing, healthcare, education, and food; government checks each month, and income without the burden of taxes.

Where to apply for Indian status in Canada?

All Indigenous Services Canada offices for Indian status and secure status card applications will be closed until further notice due to circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. If you would like to apply for a Secure Certificate of Indian Status by mail, visit Are you applying for a status card.

What to do if you lose your Indian Status Card?

If you have lost your Certificate of Indian Status (status card) or if it has been stolen, damaged or destroyed, contact your First Nation office to apply for a replacement. If you find a status card, please drop it into a mailbox and it will be returned to ISC.

When to renew an indigenous status card in Canada?

Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) has extended the validity date of status cards until further notice. Service providers should accept status cards or Temporary Confirmation of Registration Documents (TCRDs), with identification, even if the renewal or expiry date has passed.

How to apply for a First Nation status card?

Can you apply for a status card at your First Nation office. Some First Nations are still issuing Certificates of Indian Status (status cards). If your First Nation does: fill out the Application for Certificate of Indian Status (form 83-009) apply in person to the Indian Registration Administrator of your First Nation office