The Certificate of Indian Status (CIS), more commonly referred to as the Status card, is an identity document issued by Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) to confirm that the cardholder is registered as a Status Indian under the Indian Act. The Status card is provided to assist registered Indians in accessing a wide range of entitlements, programs and services administered by federal agencies, provincial governments and other private sector program and service providers.
The role of the Shuswap Membership Clerk is to keep the member database current and to manage all aspects of the membership registry.
NOTE TO MEMBERS: There are some recent changes.
New Card Design
The following is a prototype of the Secure Certificate of Indian Status released in 2009.
ACCEPTABLE IDENTIFICATION FOR STATUS CARD ISSUANCE
Certificate of Indian Status – CIS
Clients must provide two (2) pieces of ID when applying for a Status Card.
One piece of primary ID OR two pieces of secondary ID – (one of which must have a digitized photo)
OR one piece of secondary ID with a Guarantors form
Valid Canadian Passport
New Plastic CIS – issued after April 2002
Marriage or Divorce Certificate
Provincial Health Card
Provincial ID Card
Employee ID with digitized photo
Student ID with digitized photo
Old CIS Card
NO photocopied ID or SIN ( Social Insurance Cards) Accepted
NO certified photocopies accepted
ID must be intact and not expired
GUARANTOR's FORM must be the ORGINAL with signature (no faxes); picture must be signed by the guarantor
Shuswap Band Contact:
RR #2-3A-492 Arrow Rd.
Invermere, BC V0A 1K2
Tel: (250) 341-3678
Fax: (250) 341-3683