MRZ Status Card Intake Session #2

February 7, 2020 @ 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Kana:takon Recreation Centre

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 scan-able 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:

Thursday, Feb. 6 from 2 PM – 7 PM – St. Regis Recreation
Friday, Feb. 7 from 9 AM -2 PM – St. Regis Recreation

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

Individuals can save time by completing the application and obtaining photos before attending the intake session.

Please click the following link for a fact sheet on the MRZ cards:

For more information, please contact the Mohawk Government office at 613-575-2348.

To access the MRZ application forms, instructions & guarantor forms, as well as a list of passport photo locations, please visit: