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ivar

Administrator
Staff member
Dear all,

Thanks to @JohnnieWalker I have now started providing the official Pilgrims Passport (Or Credencial). I will try to send out orders as soon as they come in during the week (you will get an e-mail when I send it out), but I will use Sunday afternoons to make sure that all are sent out at least by then.

You can order them here:
http://www.santiagodecompostela.me/products/official-pilgrim-credencial-pilgrim-passport-from-the-pilgrims-office-in-santiago

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Please let me know if you have any question!

Buen Camino!
Ivar
 
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Monk Moses

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Sept. 2014
Is it ok to fill these in ourselves or do they need to be filled in by someone official? I believe it says it is to be filled out by the issuing organization.
 

CaminoKris2013

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
(2014)
Something to consider for my next Camino. To close to my first.
Kris


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supersullivan

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Sarria-Santiago 2012. SJPP-Santiago-Finisterre-Muxia 2013. Ponferrada-Santiago June 2014. Leon-Santiago-Finisterre September 2014. April-May 2015: SJPP- S de C- Finisterre -Muxia- S de C.
Thanks Ivar, 4 ordered, prefer the pull out format to the booklet format the Irish society issue.
 

Pelgrimpaul

Member
Dear all,

Thanks to @JohnnieWalker I have now started selling the official Pilgrims Passport (Or Credencial). I will try to send out orders as soon as they come in during the week (you will get an e-mail when I send it out), but I will use Sunday afternoons to make sure that all are sent out at least by then.

You can order them here:
http://www.santiagodecompostela.me/products/official-pilgrim-credencial-pilgrim-passport-from-the-pilgrims-office-in-santiago

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Please let me know if you have any question!

Buen Camino!
Ivar
I just posted this information on a Dutch and German camino community.
 

Franpio

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Walked Camino Frances May/June 2014
Dear all,

Thanks to @JohnnieWalker I have now started selling the official Pilgrims Passport (Or Credencial). I will try to send out orders as soon as they come in during the week (you will get an e-mail when I send it out), but I will use Sunday afternoons to make sure that all are sent out at least by then.

You can order them here:
http://www.santiagodecompostela.me/products/official-pilgrim-credencial-pilgrim-passport-from-the-pilgrims-office-in-santiago

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Please let me know if you have any question!

Buen Camino!
Ivar
Hi Ivar
I presume you can still pick one up at the start in SJPDP? Is this idea of sending them out another way of getting one ?

Regards,

Frances
 

ivar

Administrator
Staff member
Is it ok to fill these in ourselves or do they need to be filled in by someone official? I believe it says it is to be filled out by the issuing organization.
Hi there,

I asked John about this and you can now fill out your name yourself. It used to be that the pilgrims office wrote the name in the pilgrims passport when you bought it, but this is no longer so. The pilgrims passports that I send out are blank and you can fill in your name yourself.

Saludos,
Ivar
 

Monk Moses

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Sept. 2014
Hi there,

I asked John about this and you can now fill out your name yourself. It used to be that the pilgrims office wrote the name in the pilgrims passport when you bought it, but this is no longer so. The pilgrims passports that I send out are blank and you can fill in your name yourself.

Saludos,
Ivar

Thanks!
 

Tonevafa

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances april-may 2011 Pamplona to Santiago de Compostela.
Camino Frances (june-july 2014)
Just ordered my pilgrims passport from you. Nice to have in my backpack when I start walking my second camino on june 26. this summer.
 

JohnnieWalker

Nunca se camina solo
Dear all,

Thanks to @JohnnieWalker I have now started selling the official Pilgrims Passport (Or Credencial). I will try to send out orders as soon as they come in during the week (you will get an e-mail when I send it out), but I will use Sunday afternoons to make sure that all are sent out at least by then.

You can order them here:
http://www.santiagodecompostela.me/products/official-pilgrim-credencial-pilgrim-passport-from-the-pilgrims-office-in-santiago

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Please let me know if you have any question!

Buen Camino!
Ivar
The Cathedral of Santiago has approved the Forum to provide the Official Credencial or Pilgrim Passport to users for a trial period. Ivar is also looking at how best to meet requests from past pilgrims who may now wish a Certificate of Distance.

Nowadays that Official Credencial of the Cathedral of Santiago is available from many sources including many travel agents and tour operators as well as pilgrim and associated organisations.
 

Sabina Harpe

Vancouvergal
Camino(s) past & future
Roncesvalles to Santiago de Campostella 2008
Le Puy to Conques 2014
Ok I am getting excited and nervous... I did the Camino in Spain in 2008 and now will walk from Le Puy to Conques on my own, leaving Le Puy on May 28. Can I get the Credencial in Le Puy at the Tourist Office? I don't have a place to stay in Le Puy yet. I know there are lots... any hot tips?? I will be getting one of my bags transported and have several addresses - lamallepostal - is that the best one? Reliable? Safe? Have been following conversations on this sight and really appreciate the friendly, helpful tips!
 

mspath

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances, autumn/winter; 2004, 2005-2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
...Can I get the Credencial in Le Puy at the Tourist Office? I don't have a place to stay in Le Puy yet. I know there are lots... any hot tips?? ...
Sabina,

For where to get a Credential in Le Puy see this recent Forum thread.
For lots of useful info regarding the Le Puy route check out this Forum topic.

Bon Chemin,

Margaret Meredith
 

ksam

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Portuguese '08, Frances '11, del Norte '14, Invierno '16, Ingles '17, Primitivo October 2018
Ohh now I have to decide which to get for the next walk. The APOC credential that I used the other two times...or this one, which is lovely. Wow it just hit me this is probably my biggest and most difficult equipment question this time round!! Life IS good!! :)
 
Camino(s) past & future
CF Oct 2012, CF August 2014, May 2017
Thanks Ivar, I just ordered 4. So many people that I tell about my upcoming Camino wish they could do it as well. These will make nice gifts and motivators for them to put up in their office to remind themselves of their pilgrim dream. And, I won't need to get one in August! Thanks! Doug
 

Gerardonderweg

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
2011 From NL to SJdP,Camino Frances
2012 Camino Portugues
2013 Camino Primitivo
2014 Camino Frances
2014 Camino Ingles
2015 Camino del Norte
Dear all,

Thanks to @JohnnieWalker I have now started providing the official Pilgrims Passport (Or Credencial). I will try to send out orders as soon as they come in during the week (you will get an e-mail when I send it out), but I will use Sunday afternoons to make sure that all are sent out at least by then.

You can order them here:
http://www.santiagodecompostela.me/products/official-pilgrim-credencial-pilgrim-passport-from-the-pilgrims-office-in-santiago

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Please let me know if you have any question!

Buen Camino!
Ivar
Good evening Ivar,

I am leaving for my next Camino next Sunday but have already a Credential.
Having said that I am of course interested in obtaining your new Credential for future Camino(s).
Can I collect it in the Pilgrim-Office in Rua Villar in Santiago? Or elsewhere being on route to SdC?
 

Nancy P.

Member
Camino(s) past & future
September - October 2014
Is it better to order the credential in advance? I will be arriving in St. Jean on August 24th and beginning on August 25th.
 

Marin

New Member
hey Ivar, just ordered one to Berlin for my trip starting the 1st of June. Just one question - is this passport also good for the Camino Portugues?
 

ivar

Administrator
Staff member
Is it better to order the credential in advance? I will be arriving in St. Jean on August 24th and beginning on August 25th.
I think both options are fine. Whatever is best for you.

hey Ivar, just ordered one to Berlin for my trip starting the 1st of June. Just one question - is this passport also good for the Camino Portugues?
Yes, these are good for any of the caminos.
 

AnnieY

AnnieY
Camino(s) past & future
September 2014
Dear all,

Thanks to @JohnnieWalker I have now started providing the official Pilgrims Passport (Or Credencial). I will try to send out orders as soon as they come in during the week (you will get an e-mail when I send it out), but I will use Sunday afternoons to make sure that all are sent out at least by then.

You can order them here:
http://www.santiagodecompostela.me/products/official-pilgrim-credencial-pilgrim-passport-from-the-pilgrims-office-in-santiago

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Please let me know if you have any question!

Buen Camino!
Ivar
Ivar I only have a debit card so can not complete my transaction or am I missing an alternative here, regards Annie
 

AnnieY

AnnieY
Camino(s) past & future
September 2014
If it is Visa or MasterCard it should work. Is it another type?
It is a Visa Debit card, this is standard issue with banks in the UK, just tried it again it seems to only want a credit card
 

AnnieY

AnnieY
Camino(s) past & future
September 2014
If it is Visa or MasterCard it should work. Is it another type?
credit cards are a method of borrowing from the bank on loan
debit cards - you pay immediately and have sufficient means to do so
hope that helps?
 

sriyantra

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances September "2014"
Thanks Ivar. 2 Credentials are coming to Australia only to return to Spain in September...weird logic..but I just wanted to know I had them packed and ready to leave with me. I also heard that 1 credential can sometimes get filled up with sellos so I want to be prepared !!!...and here I am trying desperately not to over plan but it is exactly what I am doing !!
 

Bear

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Past: Camino Frances 2012.
Future: Camino Frances 2020
Ivar, I live in Spain and start my Camino on 27th May - do I have time to order and receive my credencial?
 
credit cards are a method of borrowing from the bank on loan
debit cards - you pay immediately and have sufficient means to do so
hope that helps?
I think Ivar meant , is it another type/name of card, ie...American Express, Discover, or what ever is current in the country you are from.:)
 

CaminoKris2013

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
(2014)
Hi Ivar, I already have my credential for this Camino, but is it possible when I get to Santiago to get one for the next one?

Kris


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CaminoKris2013

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
(2014)
Same office where I would get my compostella?


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Marin

New Member
Ivar, thanks a lot. Passport ordered Monday morning, Thursday at noon it arrived in Berlin! :) And it's beautiful.
Do I understood correctly what it says in Spanish on it though - people not doing the camino for religious reasons won't get a compostella? And should I fill in my own details on the first page?
 

Tincatinker

Moderator
Staff member
Camino(s) past & future
Lots ;0)
Hi Marin, people who walk the Camino for religious or spiritual reasons can obtain a Compostella provided they meet the criteria for distance walked ie at least the last 100k into Santiago. Others can now obtain the new Certificate of Distance mentioned above and also available from the Pilgrims Office.

And yes, you can complete the personal data page yourself.

Buen Camino!
 

WildPlace

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2013, 2015 (2020)
Via de la Plata (2021)
@ivar Very many thanks - my credencial arrived in the UK today :) I'm planning ahead - I don't leave until October but last year the credencial I sent for from the CSJ didn't arrive before I left the UK - although I was very happy with the one I got from the Pilgrim's Office when I arrived in SJPdP.

Many thanks again for such prompt delivery!
 

supersullivan

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Sarria-Santiago 2012. SJPP-Santiago-Finisterre-Muxia 2013. Ponferrada-Santiago June 2014. Leon-Santiago-Finisterre September 2014. April-May 2015: SJPP- S de C- Finisterre -Muxia- S de C.
Many thanks Ivar, the 4 credencials I ordered last weekend arrived today ( Thursday ) in Ireland.
 

Tonevafa

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances april-may 2011 Pamplona to Santiago de Compostela.
Camino Frances (june-july 2014)
And mine arrived Tromsø, Norway. Thank you Ivar.
 

taozenqi

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances: Sept/Oct (2014)
Ivar,
Credential arrived quickly to New Mexico. Thank you for all you do. You and your activities are appreciated.
 
Camino(s) past & future
CF Oct 2012, CF August 2014, May 2017
Mine arrived in Idaho only 5 days after being ordered. They are very nice! Thanks Ivar!!!
 

krazeekuban

Coordinator Valley of the Sun Chapter/APOC
Camino(s) past & future
May/June(2012) Camino Frances. Sept/Oct Camino Frances, Santiago/Finsterre 2013. 2013 Pilgrim Office Amigo Volunteer. Oct 2014 Camino Ingles , Pilgrim Office in Santiago Vol Sep '15, Camino Portuguese Oct '15,volunteer Sept 2015 Ribadiso muni albergue
Hi, hope my certificate of distance did not get lost in transit. I still have not recieved it... Excited to see it in person
 

Dutch

Straightforward
Camino(s) past & future
SJPP-SdC sept '13
Porto-SdC May '14
SdC-Finis/Muxia May '14
SJPP-Finisterre sept '14
Pamplona-Burgos march '15
Porto - Sdc may '15
Camino salkantay june '15
SJPP - SdC aug/sept '15

Pacific Crest Trail april thru sept 2016
Hi Ivar,

Is it also possible to pay with a normal banktransfer instead of paypal? If so, where can i find the details? Thnx
 

ivar

Administrator
Staff member
Hi there,

For now I offer these payment options:
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You can pay with PayPal or with just a debit/credit card. At this moment I do not have an option for a bank transfer.

Saludos,
Ivar
 

Dutch

Straightforward
Camino(s) past & future
SJPP-SdC sept '13
Porto-SdC May '14
SdC-Finis/Muxia May '14
SJPP-Finisterre sept '14
Pamplona-Burgos march '15
Porto - Sdc may '15
Camino salkantay june '15
SJPP - SdC aug/sept '15

Pacific Crest Trail april thru sept 2016
Ah ok, did not see the CC option, only the paypal. Ok cc will be fine, thnx.

Bitcoin? So funny hahaha. I bet you still have to receive your first payment in bitcoins :)
 
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krazeekuban

Coordinator Valley of the Sun Chapter/APOC
Camino(s) past & future
May/June(2012) Camino Frances. Sept/Oct Camino Frances, Santiago/Finsterre 2013. 2013 Pilgrim Office Amigo Volunteer. Oct 2014 Camino Ingles , Pilgrim Office in Santiago Vol Sep '15, Camino Portuguese Oct '15,volunteer Sept 2015 Ribadiso muni albergue
Thank you Ivar! Certificate arrived safe on my 2 nd Anniv of arrival to Santiago!
 

Gillyweb

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Villafranca - Santiago (2013)
SJPP - Santiago (2014)
Portugues (2017)
Fabulous idea. Just ordered mine. I love the one that I can get in London but it's a little unwieldy so this is perfect. Thank you.
 

Gillyweb

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Villafranca - Santiago (2013)
SJPP - Santiago (2014)
Portugues (2017)
Hi Marin, people who walk the Camino for religious or spiritual reasons can obtain a Compostella provided they meet the criteria for distance walked ie at least the last 100k into Santiago. Others can now obtain the new Certificate of Distance mentioned above and also available from the Pilgrims Office.

And yes, you can complete the personal data page yourself.

Buen Camino!
I was told this last year but everyone seemed to be getting the normal Compostella. Is this something new ? I'm doing it for spiritual reasons anyway and I'm very much looking forward to receiving this year's, as believe it or not, the new puppy got hold of last years and chewed up the tube and half the compostella. It looks wonderfully well worn now :)
 

peregrina2000

Moderator
Staff member
There are actually three "certificates" now available in the pilgrims office.

The compostela -- for those who walked for spiritual or religious reasons. (in Latin)
The welcoming certificate for those who walked for touristic or sporting reasons (in Latin).

For either of those two you must walk the last 100 km at least. Those two come in exchange for a donativo.

The new "certificate of distance" is in Spanish and is for sale for 3 euros. Pilgrim office staff fill in starting point, total distance traveled, date started, Camino you walked, etc. Whether you got the compostela or its non-religious equivalent, you can still buy the certificate.

All three of these certificates are very pretty, with colorful illustrations that look like illuminated medieval manuscripts. I was volunteering in the pilgrims office soon after the certificate of distance was introduced, and there was no clear policy on whether you had to have walked at least 100 km to be able to buy it. But very few people come into the pilgrims office walk less than 100 km, so I don't think this will be a big deal.

Buen camino, Laurie
 

EricG

New Member
Hi Ivar,

Been looking at the forum for some time now, and this is my first post. Just received my credencials and it's making me more motivated to head over from Australia in May/June 2015 ! (just have to learn Spanish so I can read it!) :)
 

MKalcolm M

Solvitur ambulando - It is solved by walking
Camino(s) past & future
north route spring 2013
Our credencials just arrived here in Scotland from you, many thanks! Looking forward to being on the move again.
 

cinimod

Member
Camino(s) past & future
St J P d P to Pamplona (August 2014)
Just ordered ours from your shop, along with patch and keying.. Very nice, looking forward to getting them.
You do a great job Ivar.
 

petitewalker

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2014 fall), Camino Portuguese (fall 2017)
Wow.....ordered my Passports/Credentials on July 3 and received them today July 9th in the USA. Thank you Ivar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Camino(s) past & future
I am starting my camino from SJPP August 5 2014
I was planning on getting my credencial when I get to SJPP. Do you recommend I get it mailed to me in the US instead? I leave in 3 weeks. Thanks!
Claudia
 

indyinmaine

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances - SJPdP to Santiago - Sept/Oct 2013
Ivar,
I should have been an English teacher: it's "Official pilgrim's passport now available here"!
 

petitewalker

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2014 fall), Camino Portuguese (fall 2017)
I was planning on getting my credencial when I get to SJPP. Do you recommend I get it mailed to me in the US instead? I leave in 3 weeks. Thanks!
Claudia
I received mine in less than a week thanks to Ivar.
 

cinimod

Member
Camino(s) past & future
St J P d P to Pamplona (August 2014)
Just ordered ours from your shop, along with patch and keying.. Very nice, looking forward to getting them.
You do a great job Ivar.
Ours all arrived today - fantastic thank you!
 

ivar

Administrator
Staff member
I was planning on getting my credencial when I get to SJPP. Do you recommend I get it mailed to me in the US instead? I leave in 3 weeks. Thanks!
Claudia
Either one would work... The one in SJPP is in French I believe, the one I provide is in spanish. Both are perfectly valid and would work for you.

Buen Camino!
Ivar
 

Olivia Luna

Member
Oh yes!!! I remember the day my Credencial de Peregrino arrived!!!! I was giddy beyond words.

Now it is a treasure full of stamps and memories next to my Compostelas. I was able to get a second one in commemoration of San Francisco's Pilgrimage 800 years ago this year.
 

petitewalker

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2014 fall), Camino Portuguese (fall 2017)
Thanks to Ivar, I have my Camino Passport with 48 Sello squares. I've read you should try and get two stamps per day, so how do you fit them all in if it takes 35 /40 days to walk.
 

cbirgit1331

New Member
Ivar, just got my package here in Florida. Thank you so much for your timely respond. God bless you. Now all I need is for 2015 to arrive.
 

thompsononthehill

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino France May/June 2013
Le Puy to SJPP (Sept/Oct 2014)
Dear all,

Thanks to @JohnnieWalker I have now started providing the official Pilgrims Passport (Or Credencial). I will try to send out orders as soon as they come in during the week (you will get an e-mail when I send it out), but I will use Sunday afternoons to make sure that all are sent out at least by then.

You can order them here:
http://www.santiagodecompostela.me/products/official-pilgrim-credencial-pilgrim-passport-from-the-pilgrims-office-in-santiago

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Please let me know if you have any question!

Buen Camino!
Ivar


Thank you - Can I use this credencial on the Via Podiensis ie the Way starting in Le Puy?
 

OnePerfectStep

New Member
Ivar,
Do I need some authority to stamp the first page under Credencial que expide? If so, where can I get it stamped in Sarria?
 

JohnnieWalker

Nunca se camina solo
Hola - the Official Credencial provided here can be used on all routes to Santiago. When walking from Sarria pilgrims are asked to collect two stamps per day - these are freely avaiable from bars, restaurants, churches, town halls, hotels, hostals and albergues. Pilgrims usually get a stamp in the place where they sleep and one other at a bar when they stop for coffee or lunch along the way.

Buen camino

John
 

Vandy

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Beginning camino from SJDP end august 2014
Dear all,

Thanks to @JohnnieWalker I have now started providing the official Pilgrims Passport (Or Credencial). I will try to send out orders as soon as they come in during the week (you will get an e-mail when I send it out), but I will use Sunday afternoons to make sure that all are sent out at least by then.

You can order them here:
http://www.santiagodecompostela.me/products/official-pilgrim-credencial-pilgrim-passport-from-the-pilgrims-office-in-santiago

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Please let me know if you have any question!

Buen Camino!
Ivar
We will be arriving into SJDP at approx 7pm on the 29th in order to start walking early on 30th. Where is the best place for us to get the passport before we set off. Will anything be open on our arrival?
 

ivar

Administrator
Staff member
We will be arriving into SJDP at approx 7pm on the 29th in order to start walking early on 30th. Where is the best place for us to get the passport before we set off. Will anything be open on our arrival?
The pilgrims office in SJPP should have them... not sure about their opening hours.
 

falcon269

no commercial interests
Camino(s) past & future
LePuy, Frances, Aragones, Ingles, Vezelay, Toulosana, Muxia, Fisterra, Portugues, Sanabres
HORAIRES D’OUVERTURE.
Vous devez accueillir les pèlerins de 7.30 heures du matin à 22.00 heures ou plus tard suivant l’heure d’arrivée du dernier train.
Vous pouvez fermer l’accueil au moment des repas selon votre disponibilité et en fonction de l’heure d’arrivée des trains.

The office closes midday for a lunch hour.
 

suzie

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
planning my first trip
Have ordered 4 credentials and looking forward to having them in my hands, thank you Ivar.
 

WldWil

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2015 SJPDP - Halfway
2016 Fromista - The other half
My credencial arrived today with the shell, notebook and frig magnet. I love the magnet. It is a daily reminder.
 

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