Membership Services

The Membership Department can replace status cards for PIB Band Members Only and accept applications to transfer from one band to another.

Parents should register their children as soon as possible. In order to register your child you must order your child’s long form birth certificate. I need to send the original birth certificate to register your child. I will send it with the registration and Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) returns it to you in 3-4 weeks. It takes at least 6 months or longer because of COVID-19 (remote working) for the registration to go through. If you do not register your child you will be having problems with your health providers. People are being asked to pay for services i.e: prescriptions, doctors visits. So to be safe register your child.

Also, when ordering your birth certificate, please tell them you want the one with the mother and father’s name on it because sometimes they send the one with only the child’s name. ISC no longer accepts commemorative birth certificates as proof of birth documents for registration purposes. Original Birth Certificates, declarations or particulars and live birth registrations issued by Vital Statistics are the only acceptable documents.

Other events, such as marriages, divorces, amendments, transfers and death can also take the same amount of time approximately three – six months or longer.

Updating or Replace Status Card

To update or replace your status card, please call Membership Coordinator at 250-493-0048 to make an appointment.

How to Register or Renew an Adults Status Card

Click on the adult registration/renewal form to download and fill out the Application For Registration of an Adult Under the Indian Act. Fill out the form electronically or print the form and fill it out by hand. When finished bring the completed form to your scheduled appointment.

Adult Registration

How to Register or Renew a Childs Status Card (15 years old or younger)

Click on the child registration/renewal form to download and print the Application for Registration of Child Under the Indian Act. Fill out the form electronically or print the form and fill out by hand. When finished bring the completed form to your scheduled appointment.

Child Registration

Status Card Photo Information

Acceptable photos

Photos can be in colour or black and white and be taken by anyone.

You must provide 2 identical and unaltered Canadian passport-style photos that meet these specifications:

  • 50 mm wide x 70 mm high (2 inches wide x 2 3/4 inches high) in size
Status card

Photos must be:

  • Clear, sharp and in focus
  • Taken with a neutral facial expression, that is, eyes open and clearly visible, mouth closed
  • Taken with uniform lighting, without shadows, glare or flash reflections
  • Taken straight on, with face and shoulders centered and squared to the camera
  • Taken in front of a plain white or light-coloured background, with a clear difference between the face and the background
  • Must represent natural skin tones
  • Must be originals and not taken from an existing photo
  • Taken within no more than 12 months before the date you submit the application and reflect applicant’s current appearance


  • Prescription eyeglasses may be worn as long as the eyes are clearly visible and there is no reflection or glare on the eyeglasses
  • Sunglasses and tinted eyeglasses are unacceptable
  • Photos with the red-eye effect or red-eye alterations are unacceptable
  • Head coverings are not acceptable, unless worn for religious, cultural or medical purposes:
    • The full face must be clearly visible and the head covering must not cast any shadows on the face
  • Hair can be worn down

Child Photos

For child photos, the same requirements apply.

In addition:

  • Photos must show the child’s head and shoulders only
  • Parent’s or child’s hands must not appear in the photo

For newborns, the photo may be taken while the child is sitting in a car seat, as long as a white blanket is placed over the seat behind the child’s head.

  • There must be no shadows across the face or shoulders, around the ears or in the background.
  • Minor variations in a neutral expression of a newborn are recognized.


Any Questions Contact the PIB Membership Coordinator

Call 250 493-0048 or 1-877-493-0048 to book an appointment.

Appointments are available Monday to Friday 9:00 – 11:00am or 2:00 – 4:00pm.

No Drop ins please, appointments are preferred 

Membership Coordinators office is located at the Main PIB Administration Building

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