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LeahB

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April 2024
Is Ponferrada, not Sarria now the closest start point if you want ti receive your certificate? Is this correct. I will be walking from SJPP but husband will be joining me in Ponferrada for the last bit. Can he get his passport there or should he get one in Madrid when he arrives there? Thanks
 
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No, the requirement has not changed. You must walk the last 100 km to Santiago to receive a Compostela certificate. He can purchase his credential (pilgrim passport) at Albergue parroquial San Nicolás de Flüe in Ponferrada.

 
No, the requirement has not changed. You must walk the last 100 km to Santiago to receive a Compostela certificate. He can purchase his credential (pilgrim passport) at Albergue parroquial San Nicolás de Flüe in Ponferrada.

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Or you could pick one up for him along the way if you wanted.
 
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Yes, Ponferrada is slighly over 200 km from Santiago. Portomarin is LESS than 100 km from Santiago and does not qualify you for the Compostela, if that was your starting point.

Hope this helps.

Tom
 
Coming from the Frances, yes, Ponferrada is the nominal starting point for cyclists. It is something like 220 km +/- from Santiago.
 
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Or you could pick one up for him along the way if you wanted.
I spent some time as a volunteer in the Pilgrims office in StJPDP and from memory credentials were only issued to people there and I usually helped them fill in the details.
That was some years ago. It was my understanding to stop tourists staying in albergues which apparently happens a lot. People told me on my Camino’s people check out and drive off in their own cars. Perhaps another explanation?
Oh well just like those that check in to steal stuff it’s virtually impossible to close all loopholes.
 
You can buy an official credential in many albergues along the Way. We have sold them at all the ones where I have worked.
 
Yes, Ponferrada is slighly over 200 km from Santiago. Portomarin is LESS than 100 km from Santiago and does not qualify you for the Compostela, if that was your starting point.

Hope this helps.

Tom
Thanks yes it is Ponferrado he is starting at so all good.
 
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