Identification and Eligibility Requirements

Identification Requirements

The Nisga’a Land Title Office needs to verify the identity of individuals involved in an application submitted for registration. For this reason, individuals who are transferring or receiving an interest in Registered Nisga’a lands, or are registering a mortgage against an interest in Registered Nisga’a lands, are required to provide copy of two pieces of valid identification (front & back).

This identification requirement does not apply to individuals who are submitting applications for registration on behalf of a Nisga’a Village or the Nisga’a Nation.

Expired identification is not acceptable, unless it is a copy of a Certificate of Indian Status card from one of the four Nisga’a Bands.

For Nisga’a Citizens, a citizenship number is required. This will become your ID number in the Nisga’a Land Title system.

Identification acceptable for the Nisga’a Land Title Office, in preferred order, is:

  • Nisga’a Citizenship card
  • Certificate of Indian Status card
  • BC Driver’s Licence or BCID
  • Other Driver’s Licence
  • Birth Certificate
  • Passport

Individuals are welcome to visit our office to have copies made for applications at no charge.

Eligibility Requirements

Some applications to the Nisga’a Land Title Office have eligibility requirements in accordance with Nisga’a law. The most common of these are Nisga’a Village Entitlements, Nisga’a Nation Entitlements, and initial grants of fee simple title from a Nisga’a Village to a Nisga’a Citizen. For this reason, individuals who are involved in transactions listed below are required to provide copy of valid identification (front & back) as follows:

Grant, Transfer, or Release, of a Nisga’a Village entitlement:

  • Nisga’a Citizenship card
  • Certificate of Indian Status card (In lieu of a Certificate of Indian Status, a letter from the Enrolment Coordinator of the relevant Village Government stating the full name and status number of the person and confirmation of band membership immediately before May 11, 2000.)

Grant, Transfer, or Release, of a Nisga’a Nation entitlement:

  • Nisga’a Citizenship card

Grant of Fee Simple Title

  • Nisga’a Citizenship card

Expired identification is not acceptable, unless it is a copy of Certificate of Indian Status card from one of the four Nisga’a Bands.

Individuals are welcome to visit our office to have copies of identification for applications made at no charge.