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Indian Registry

The Lake Babine Nation is one of the largest bands in British Columbia.
The Lake Babine Nation consists of 1229 males and 1322 females totaling 2551 band members.

The Certificate of Indian Status, more commonly referred to as a Status Card, is an official form of identification issued by Indian Northern Affairs Canada to a person who is registered as an indian under the provisions of the Indian Act. Card holders are entitled to service and benefits that include non-insured healthcare and certain tax exemptions on purchases.

FOR ADULTS (16+) ACCEPTABLE IDENTIFICATION FOR STATUS CARD ISSUANCE

Clients must provide the following ID from one of the following Categories when applying for a Certificate of Indian Status (CIS):

One (1) piece of Primary ID

OR

Two (2) pieces of Secondary ID

*one (1) with digitized photo*

 

CATEGORY 1

VALID Primary ID

CATEGORY 2

VALID Secondary ID

  • Passport
  • SCIS card (SCIS cannot be expired by more than 1 year)
  • Combined BC Driver’s Licence & Services Card
  • Certificate of Birth
  • Certificate Marriage or Divorce
  • Provincial Health Card1
  • Provincial ID
  • Driver’s License
  • Employee ID with digitized photo
  • Student ID with digitized photo
  • Firearms license
  • Current CIS card (CIS cannot be expired  by more than 6 months)

1 BC Care Card, expired ID, SIN cards, photocopied ID or Certified Copied ID WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
*ID must be intact and readable
*Your previously issued Status Card (even if expired) must be returned to the issuing officer upon receipt of your replacement/renewal Status Card

 

FOR CHILDREN (15 and under) ACCEPTABLE IDENTIFICATION FOR STATUS CARD ISSUANCE

 For clients 15 years of age and under, an application for a Certificate of Indian Status (CIS) must be accompanied by:

Parent/Legal Guardian:

  • one piece of primary ID (from Category 1); or
  • two pieces of secondary ID, one of which must have a digitized photo (from Category 2);
  • if applicable, a copy of the legal guardianship order naming the guardian, if the
    legal guardian is applying on behalf of the child.

AND

   Child:

  • one piece of ID from either Category 1 or 2.

For children between 12 and 15 years old applying for a renewal or replacement only, please follow identification requirements for adults (First CIS must be applied by parents or guardians).

1 BC care card, expired ID, SIN cards, photocopied ID or Certified Copied ID WILL NOT BE

  ACCEPTED
*ID must be intact and readable

*Your previously issued Status Card (even if expired) must be returned to the issuing officer
upon receipt of your replacement/renewal Status Card

Any IRA (Indian Registration Administrator) who issues status cards to individuals who are only presenting one piece of valid I.D. or no I.D. at all will have their authority to issue status cards removed. As per a policy directive from the office of the Indian Registry, effective immediately, original long form birth certificates MUST be provided for all registrations of birth.