Use of Expired Status Cards

Like many government branches, Indigenous Services Canada is effectively shut down in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications for new status cards and renewals are not being processed and there will likely be a backlog to get through when offices re-open, which will further delay issuance of cards. ISC advises that businesses and service providers should therefore accept expired cards and Temporary Confirmation of Registration Documents past the renewal date, with a second piece of identification. Indian status does not expire. You can read and take a copy of the ISC notice here, to show to providers that may have concerns.

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