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Mail processing may be delayed 
Due to the COVID-19 response and limited resources, we are experiencing delays in processing items received by mail. Mail received on or after March 9 and requests requiring a mailed response may be delayed.
The fastest way to get your card is to apply online. Online applications are typically processed in 1-3 business days. 

First-time applicants
Follow the steps to apply online if this is your first time applying with us. 
Renewal applicants without an online account
Before you apply you will need to fill out a simple form so we can match the username you want to your existing patient registration ID number. 
  1. Create an account
  2. Request online access to patient registration.  You will get an email when your account set up is complete. 
  3. Apply online 
Already mailed an application?
If you mailed us an application and haven’t received your card, you can still apply online. You will not be charged twice. 
Paper mail-in applications are reserved for applicants who do not have access to any internet resources.
Apply online  
Complete and send the following documents through certified mail
Important information 
  • It will take approximately 6-8 weeks to process your mailed application.
  • All correspondence with the registry will take place by mail. This means it may take 6-8 weeks to receive a response each time you contact the registry.
  • Your physician must submit your certification online and provide you with a printed copy for your records. Paper physician certifications will not be accepted after August 1, 2017.
  • If you have a caregiver they must be registered in the online system and provide you with their caregiver ID to enter on your application.
Update my registration by mail 
Use these forms if you applied by mail and need to make an update to your current registration
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