What is best, pick up the Credential before you leave or on the Camino?

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The question was:

Looking for peoples’ advice on the matter of the credencial. We start our Camino in Ponferrada next weekend, but won’t arrive there till about 10pm (we have a hotel booked for that night), so the main albergue will surely be closed by then. We plan to start walking the following morning.

What I’m wondering is whether to try to get a credencial here in Dublin before we leave (we may be able to get a last minute one), or to go to the main albergue in Ponferrada early the next morning to get one? We don’t want to waste time, but I guess it could be done quite quickly.

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Where can we get a pilgrims passport in Sevilla?

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The question was:

Can we go without a credential to Sevilla and be sure to get one there, or will we end up without a credential? Is the cathedral the right place?

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Do I need to be baptized to get a pilgrims passport?

Do I need to be baptized to get a pilgrims passport?

The question was:

I am not religous but I am spiritual and wish to walk the Camino soon. Can I still get a Pilgrims Passport or is evidence of baptism required?

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Where can I get a pilgrims passport for my Camino de Santiago?

Short answer: You can get your Pilgrims Passport here.  

Pilgrims Passport/Credential
Pilgrims Passport/Credential

Starting in May 2014, you can get the official Pilgrims Passport (also called the Credencial) from the Pilgrims Office in Santiago de Compostela here in our Camino Forum Store:

How many stamps do I need per day in my pilgrims passport?

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The question was:

….however those walking from Roncessvalles and further I believe should only need to obtain stamps from alburgues where they stayed. What is the current ruling? If two stamps are required, from where must this be done?

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