Request a Credential
While on their journey along the Camino de Santiago, pilgrims carry a credential or pilgrim's passport (credencial in Spanish), a document with which the pilgrim authenticates his or her progress by obtaining stamps (sellos in Spanish) along the way. Sellos can be obtained at most hotels and inns, restaurants, bars, churches, museums, city halls, post offices and at all albergues.
When registering at an albergue, pilgrims will be asked to present a credential to verify they are walking or cyclying the Camino. In addition, upon reaching Santiago de Compostela, at the Oficina de Acogida de Peregrinos (Pilgrim's Welcome Office) at Rúa Carretas 33, pilgrims can present their completed credential to confirm they have walked at least the last 100 kilometers or cycled at least the last 200 kilometers. The pilgrim can then receive a Compostela, a document certifying their pilgrimage.
American Pilgrims on the Camino is pleased to provide credentials authorized by the Pilgrim's Office in Santiago de Compostela. We are able to fill credential requests at no charge to individuals, families and small groups requesting up to 6 credentials total. Fields for additional credential names, if any, will be available after completing this page. Membership in American Pilgrims is not required to receive a credential, but donations are gratefully accepted.
IMPORTANT! TAKE NOTE OF THE FOLLOWING:
Please use standard capitalization in all entries - do not enter text using all capital letters or all lower case letters. Your name will be printed on your credential exactly as it is entered on this form.
We recommend entering your name as it appears on your government-issued passport.
If you are departing from your home address in less than three weeks we will not be able to deliver your document before you leave. Credentials are available at almost all starting points on the various Caminos.
We ask that you not make a submission until you are within three months of your departure date.
If your departure date is more than three months away, please return later to request.
PLEASE NOTE: You must double check all data entries before clicking the submit button.
Any errors that you submit will appear on your credential.
We will not reissue credentials to correct errors that you submit.
Is your departure from your maiing address more than three months away? If yes, please return later to make your request.
The information on this page is for mailing purposes. Information on the following page is for your credential(s). Your mailing address might be different from the home city and state on your credential(s).
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