Indian Registry

Weekly appointments: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
By appointment Only – email or call 604-824-3268
Building 8A – North Side Entrance

Protocols for the Appointment

  • Give yourself enough travel time
  • Arrive on time – 15 minutes late and you will have to reschedule
  • One person to attend the appointment
  • Bring your own Picture (1” X 1”) of your head and shoulders (No headgear)
  • Bring two pieces of valid ID, one with a photo
  • No walk-ins

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)
                                              Yakweakwioose (576)

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 - or DID: 604 824-3268 Building 8A
Indian Registry Administrator – Stó:lō Service Agency

Provides registration services for the following events:

  • Marriages
  • Divorces
  • Births
  • Deaths
  • Transfers
  • Miscellaneous events
  • Adoptions
  • First-time registrants (Bill C31)
  • Bill C3 registrants (McIvor Case)
  • Status cards (paper laminated)

Please note that appointments for Indian Registry services can be made Mondays, Tuesday afternoons, and Wednesdays.

If you are a member of another First Nation other than the communities we serve (sidebar), please contact Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) in Vancouver, B.C. at 1-800-665-9320. 

Please renew your SCIS cards now as it takes approximately 11 -14 weeks to receive your SCIS card in the mail.  Leona Sam, IRA is able to 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 INAC office in Vancouver.

If you prefer to go to INAC, 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 in regards to Registration and the SCIS card go to:

Indian Registry forms


Leona Sam
Indian Registry Administrator
Stó:lô Nation
Bldg #8A-7201 Vedder Road,
Chilliwack, BC
V2R 4G5
604 824 3268