Credential Request Form

Request a Credential
04/01/2019 - 01/01/2030


  • Free


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 oer 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 thie 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.

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 recomend entering your name as it appears on your government-issued passport.


Optionally if you would like to manage your American Pilgrims account (i.e., view and print donation history, update profile, etc.), please create a login name and password below.

Information about your Camino

Waiver Statement:

By clicking the checkbox below, you agree you have verified your name and address information above. You also acknowledge that failure to correct any mistakes in address or attendee/requester name can result in delays or even non-delivery of the credential(s). PLEASE do not contact us if your information is correct!

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