Programs & Services
Certificate of Indian Status
The Membership office issues Certificate of Indian Status (CIS) cards. If you have a lost card or require a new or updated card, please visit the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte Community Services Program (24 Meadow Drive) during business hours (Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.). Children 15 years of age and under or dependent adults will need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
CIS Card application instructions and required documents:
16 & Older
Must provide two pieces of ID
One piece of ID and Guarantor Declaration
15 & Younger
Must have one piece of ID of parent or legal guardian and one piece of ID for child
One piece of ID of parent or legal guardian and one Guarantor Declaration
IMPORTANT – If the legal guardian is applying on behalf of the child, a copy of the legal guardianship order naming the guardian is mandatory. Check IRS: This information may already be in the system.
Certificate of Birth or Baptism
Provincial ID Card
Employee ID, with digitized photo
Student ID, with digitized photo
Old Status Card (cannot be expired for more than 6 months)
Passport/Nexus Card (counts as two pieces of ID – another piece is not required)
A Guarantor must have known the applicant for a minimum of two years.
Holder of a valid SCIS (who was 16 years of age or older when he/she applied for the card)
Dentist, medical doctor, optometrist, pharmacist, registered nurse or chiropractor
Judge, magistrate, police officer
Minister of religion
Lawyer, Notary Public
Secure Certificate of Indian Status (SCIS)
The SCIS is intended to have the following added benefits:
Regular SCIS – Enables you to obtain services and benefits conferred exclusively to registered Indians (e.g. health benefits)
Border Crossing SCIS – Used to obtain services and benefits conferred exclusively to registered Indians AND can be used as a border crossing document for entry into the United States by land and water ports-of-entry.
INAC Secure Certificate of Indian Status can now be renewed via mail. The INAC forms are available online
Registering for status under the Indian Act
You will require:
Original long form birth certificate and the proper application form which all can be found online