Secure Certificate of Indian Status (SCIS) cards are an invaluable part of daily for First Nations people, acting as a verified government ID, and are also tax exemptions on purchases and fuel, access to health services and benefits, and so much more.
However, the process of renewing SCIS cards is a major inconvenience for the more than million registered Status Indians of Canada. For example, Many First Nations people reside on remote reserves and must travel to a distant centre to renew the cards. Travel costs are expensive, and it can be time-consuming and inconvenient to make the trip to one of INAC’s ten regional offices.
A mail-in application process exists, but it is complicated, time consuming, requires a passport quality photo and is expensive – and will take multiple weeks longer than the 16 weeks to process promise made by Canada (assuming there was no mistake in the original application).
No online solution has existed, until now.
Introducing OneFeather's Online Status Card Renewal Service
OneFeather has developed a digital online application process for SCIS - Status Card renewal. Using modern authentication and verification protocols, all forms are then submitted and then OneFeather takes over the process! Canada still issues the actual SCIS (Status Card) and mailing to the applicant.
Simplify and Speed Up the SCIS Renewal Process
OneFeather's new online status card renewal service solves a critical problem for First Nations across Canada. A secure, trackable online renewal service simplifies and removes barriers to the application procedure while reducing processing time. First Nations can now track application status and resolve any application issues in real time.
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OneFeather will launch a new online Status Card renewal service soon. This new service will make it easier, faster and cheaper to renew your Secure Certificate of Indian Status (SCIS).
Using robust, industry-leading authentication and verification protocols, all SCIS forms are digitally submitted and then OneFeather takes over the process! Canada still issues the actual SCIS (Status Card) and mailing to the applicant.
The online renewal process is powerful and secure, yet easy to use. To help get you started, here are a few key features.
OneFeather's online SCIS renewal service is secure. It keeps your data safe and secure through device-based two-factor authentication. Typically, we rely on just a username and password to login into email or social media sites.
Two-factor authentication increases security by relying on an addition device besides your personal computer to login. A code is sent to or is generated by this second "trusted device", typically a smartphone.
Since you alone possess your trusted device, which provides the access codes needed to login to your OneFeather profile, it makes it almost impossible for your SCIS account to be compromised.
With your OneFeather account, authentication codes are sent by SMS (text) to your phone. You can also install and use the Google Authenticator app on Android or iOS, which automatically generates codes to use when you login.
OneFeather's security features also allow you to download and save backup security codes. This means you'll be able to login to your OneFeather profile even if you lose or misplace the phone paired with your account.
Quickly and Easily Enter or Update Your SCIS Information
Once you're logged in, you can quickly and easily update your SCIS information. A dashboard walks you through an online form where you can add or update your name, address, contact information or details about family members.
As well, machine learning is used to ensure your information is valid and accurate. For example, profile images are automatically checked for valid metadata and facial alignment, and valid expressions.
Online renewal fee payment is processed through Stripe, and your GST exemption is observed at the time of payment.
With the admin dashboard, administrators can view and validate all group submissions, and can also request edits and updates from other users by sending custom messages and user notifications.