MRZ Status Card Application Intake Session

April 26, 2023 @ 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne would like to invite the community to either of two application intake sessions for Canada’s new Machine Readable Zone (MRZ) Secure Certificate of Indian Status cards.


The MRZ cards help to simplify the border crossing process for First Nations individuals. As a secure and scannable document, it can be used at ports of entry (POE) between Canada and the United States, speeding up wait times and processing times.


The application intake sessions will be held on:


Wednesday, April 26
12 p.m. – 6 p.m.


Thursday, April 27
9 a.m. – 2 p.m.


These intake sessions are only for those individuals who have already been issued a status number.


For more information, please contact the Office of Vital Statistics at 613-575-2250 ext. 1013 or at


Click here to download the application: