Change your personal information, such as name or gender, on your new status card through a renewal or a replacement.
On this page:
Changes to your name
If your current card is more than 6 months from the renewal date, select Replacement: Change to personal information for reason for SCIS at the start of your application.
If you are within the range to renew your status card (less than 6 months to renewal date, or up to a year expired) you may select either Renewal, or First SCIS depending on which status card you currently have.
In the Supporting Documents section of your Status Card Application, you will need to attach two documents to your application to change your name on your SCIS card:
1. A government-issued photo ID with your new name on it. This means you must change your name in person with one government agency first before completing a digital application with OneFeather.
This is a requirement from Indigenous Services Canada for all applications not completed in person at an Indigenous Services office.
2. A legal name-linking document linking your old name to your new name, such as: A name change certificate, marriage certificate, divorce document, or amended birth certificate with your new name and the name of your parents.
Changes to your gender
Whether your application is for a renewal, replacement, or first secure certificate of Indian status card, you can simply select the gender you identify with in the personal information section of your application. This means the gender you choose does not have to match the gender listed on any documents you provide with your application, such as your government photo ID or name-changing documents.
Changes to your First Nation
Unfortunately, our online application cannot support changes to your First Nation. Contact any regional Indigenous Services Canada office to make this change. You can find a regional office here.