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Has your status card expired? Has it been lost or stolen? We can help!

When you need a replacement status card, you have the option between:

Certificate of Indian Status (CIS) Card

CIS or “paper laminate” cards are made in the Band office by our Indian Registry Administrators. (Currently no “paper laminate” cards in stock as of today, February 21, 2023)

  • Available in LNIB office upon appointment (see below)


Secure Certificate of Indian Status (SCIS) Card

SCIS are the newer plastic cards made and distributed by Indigenous Services Canada.

  • Applications forms for the SCIS are available online
    • The free ISC photo app is available from the Apple Store or Google Play, and syncs with your application once sent to ISC/INAC
  • Can be used in place of a passport for travel to the US by land (i.e.: driving across the border)
  • There is a wait time for ISC to process and mail out SCIS cards


Appointments for Status Cards MUST BE BOOKED from Monday to Wednesday from 9:30 am – 2:30 pm.

Please bring two (2) pieces of ID when applying for a status.

* LNIB currently charges a $50.00 fee to process a CIS for individuals registered with other First Nations. *

  • One piece of primary I.D. or two pieces of secondary I.D.
  • One of which must have a digitized photo
Primary ID Secondary ID Other ID (counts as 1 piece of Secondary ID)
–       Valid Canadian Passport
–       New Plastic CIS issued after 2002.
–       Certificate of Birth
–       Marriage or Divorce Certificate
–       Provincial Identification Card
–       Driver’s License
–       Employee I.D. with digitized photo
–       Student I.D. with digitized photo
–       Firearms license
–       Guarantor’s form approved by Indian Registration and band lists Manager. AANDC, BC Regional office