Secure Certificate of Indian Status applications available at the LFN Band Office, or you may download at: https://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1462806841047/1462806896945
Members can also have their application complete, with two passport photos to take to AANDC 600 - 1138 Melville Street to get their documents certified rather than mailing applications with their identification cards to Quebec. You must have all correct documents, updated Status Card, Marriage, Divorce(s) etc. Please note on the applications for 15 and under the Original Birth Certificate must show both parent(s) names or one(1) depending on how birth certificate is ordered.
You must have two (2) pieces of identifications. One must have a photo (Drivers Licence, FAC, Fire Fighters Certificate), when applying for Status Card. If you are using your Status Card it must not be expired more than six (6) months. If you do not have a photo I.D. you must apply for a BC I.D. or a BC Service Canada Card, you must have a Birth Certificate and a Care Card.
For Registration of Vital Events the following documents are required:
Birth: To registers your new born child, we need Original Large Birth Certificate with both parents names listed, original must be submitted to Aboriginal Affairs Norther Development Canada (AANDC) which will be returned to Membership and back to you, with the Parental Consent for Registration signed by both parent(s). It is very, very important that both parents are on the birth certificate and sign the parental consent form, so that the baby will receive full status. Birth Registration can take up to six (6) months.
Marriage: Marriage Certificate and a Declaration of Surname on Marriage form you must have this registered, to avoid delays.
Divorce: Certificate of Divorce for divorces after 1986 or Divorce Decree Absolute for divorces before 1986, to avoid delays please have registered.
Death: Death Certificate, please register.
Items can be submitted to our office for Registration, to avoid delays when applying for Secure Certificate of Indian Status through mail or at AANDC to avoid delay, all of the above must be registered.
Band Transfers: All Band Transfer(s) in/out have been re-opened, Chief & Council are requesting a Criminal Record check before any transfers are accepted. Transfer in requirements form below.
Membership Code: Is on hold until further notice.
Miscellaneous Amendments: Adding an Alias name, to Revert to Birth Name.
Verification and request to be assigned a new (unique) number is no longer available.
Amendments: Any Band Member that needs to make an amendment to their Certificate of Status, name change, marriage name change, with INAC or correction of Birth Certificates from Vital Statistics etc. there will be approximately a 5 - 6 month waiting period.
Secure Certificate of Indian Status (SCIS)
No Date Determined yet.
Documents that will be required when the new SCIS comes, AANDC will be requesting for: Original Birth Certificate, current Certificate of Indian Status (mandatory) reasons why your surname is not the same as your birth certificate, photo I.D. Driver Licence, BC I.D. with care card, student I.D., etc.
If you have been married/divorced/widowed, they will be requesting for marriage, divorce, death certificates, please have these documents available to avoid delay.
Status Card Schedule: Please call in to make sure I have cards available and that I can prepare your paper work.
The AANDC Office in Vancouver is the only BC location performing in-person application intake, Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Walk-ins are welcome, recommend clients call to confirm the exact documents they need to bring because circumstance can vary. You may submit your application to SCIS National Processing Unit Directly.
The Service standard for producing a SCIS is 5 weeks once a complete application is received by the processing unit.
Registration Form: To register your child(ren) please print the form below and return to Lytton First Nation PO Box 20, Lytton, BC, V0K 1Z0 attn: Membership along with the original large birth certificate(s) for more information you can contact me at 250.455.2304.