Weekly appointments: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
By appointment Only – email or call 604-824-3268
Building 8A – North Side Entrance
Give yourself enough travel time
Arrive on time – 15 minutes late and you will have to reschedule
One person to attend the appointment
If you are applying for the Certificate of Indian Status Card (CIS) (paper laminate)
- Bring a (1” X 1”) recent photo of your head and shoulders. No headgear
- Two pieces of valid ID, one with a photo
- Same day service
If you are applying for the Secure Certificate of Indian Status Card (SCIS)
- Two recent passport photos, one photo must be stamped on the back
- One piece of valid picture ID
- Mail in process approximately 14-16 weeks
Bands that we will be issuing Certificate of Indian Status Cards: No exceptions
Aitchelitz (558) Shxw ow’hamel (587)
Cheam (584) Skawahlook (582)
Kwaw Kwaw Apilt (580) Skowkale (571)
Matsqui (565) Soowahlie (572)
Popkum (585) Sumas (578)
Shxwhà:y Village (570) Tzeachten (575)
All other First Nations please call Indigenous Service Canada (ISC) at
A band member can also call ISC for a Temporary Letter of Confirmation. This has all the personal information that is on the status card. The letter is valid for one year.
All band members should apply for the Secure Certificate of Indian Status Card.
It is a more secure card and is valid for 10 years for 16 and older, and 5 years for 15 and under.
Download the application and guarantor form at the Indigenous Service Canada website or email me.
Leona Sam - Leona.Sam@stolonation.bc.ca or DID: 604 824-3268 Building 8A
Indian Registry Administrator – Stó:lō Service Agency.
Assist with applications and forms for Indian Registry services for the following events:
- Miscellaneous events
- First-time registrants (Bill C31), (Bill C3)
- Secure Certificate of Indian Status Card (SCIS)
- Status cards (paper laminated) Note: This is same day service
All paperwork and documents are sent to Indigenous Service Canada for registering into the Indian Registry system.
Please note that appointments for Indian Registry services are, Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
If you are a member of another First Nation other than the communities we serve, please contact Indigenous Service Canada (ISC) in Vancouver, B.C. at 1-800-665-9320.
Please renew your SCIS cards now as it takes approximately 14 -16 weeks to receive your SCIS card in the mail. Leona Sam, IRA will assist you with your SCIS application. Please call and make an appointment at 604 824-3268 or 1 800 565 6004.
The SCIS application process takes the same amount of time even if you go directly to the Indigenous Service Canada office in Vancouver.
If you prefer to go to Indigenous Service Canada, BC Region, Vancouver, B.C. their telephone number is 1 800 665 9320 or you can also call the Headquarters line in Ottawa at 1 800 567 9604.
For more information on Registration and the SCIS card, go to the Indigenous Serice Canada website at: https://www.canada.ca/en/indigenous-services-canada.html.
Indian Registry Administrator
Bldg #8A-7201 Vedder Road,
604 824 3268