Are older versions of the certificate of Indian Status (CIS) still valid?
All previously issued versions of the SCIS and the CIS cards are valid until the renewal date on the card. If your status card is no longer valid, you may be denied benefits and rights for Indigenous peoples or have difficulty crossing the Canada–U.S. border.
Other important information to know
- Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) only provides NCN with a batch of 100 CIS cards at a time.
- It often takes two (2) – three (3) months if not more, for NCN to get another batch of cards once the initial 100 have been issued.
For more information or to renew please contact:
Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation
P.O. Box 350, Nelson House MB R0B 1A0
Phone: 204-484-2604 ext.#208