Pilgrims Credential/Passport

Pilgrims Credential/Passport

The Pilgrims Credential/Passport is an official document required to secure a Compostella/Certificate of Achievement for walking Camino de Santiago. Your passport verifies where you have walked and how many stops you made on your pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostella.

As a Crossroads Travel Client, this is included in your Welcome Pack. which will be waiting for you at your first accommodation on Camino.

What do I have to do?

Carry your Pilgrims Credential/Passport while walking Camino de Santiago and have it stamped daily. The passport booklet has pages of blank spaces to fill with stamps. Have your passport stamped daily by your accommodation, this will help you remember where you stayed. Stamps are also available at post offices, Churches, town halls and even some cafes.

Walk a minimum of 100 kms towards Santiago de Compostela to achieve your Compostela. When walking the last 100km you must have the passport stamped twice daily.

Note: The criteria when on bike or horseback is completing the last 200 km and finishing in Santiago.

Where do I take my Credential Passport?

Upon reaching Santiago de Compostela, you present your stamped Credential Passport at the Pilgrim’s Office to apply for your Compostela Certificate or any other Camino pilgrim certificate you might like to gain.

Buen Camino!
Bom Caminho!
Bon Chemin!