Online Compostela Requests for the Camino de Santiago
If you’re walking the Camino de Santiago, it’s important to know that the Pilgrim’s Office in Santiago de Compostela has implemented a new online application option for the Compostela, which will allow you to skip the time spent queueing to receive your Compostela. Intended to better manage the flow of pilgrims requesting recognition for their journey, the new online Compostela process creates a queue system to both reduce the time pilgrims spend waiting and to better manage the process to receive your paper documents.
REQUESTING YOUR COMPOSTELA ONLINE
Once you submit the form, the new system generates a QR Code (only for office use) and a Group Number. The Pilgrim’s Office will then send you a locator number via email. This locator number will help expedite your Compostela and Distance Certificate when you arrive at the Pilgrim Office.
While this reservation form is OPTIONAL, it is strongly recommended by the Pilgrim’s Office as it will help speed up the certificate request process, reduce queues at the Pilgrim Office, and – in turn – help pilgrims observe both distancing and safety measures required in Spain.
The form is available in multiple languages (although some of the translations are a bit confusing or leave Spanish phrases in place within the menu options).
1. Complete the online Camino de Santigao Compostela request form.
2. Proceed to the Pilgrim Office in Santiago de Compostela (MAP) and collect a QR code showing your place in line. (IMPORTANT: The ticket machine only gives one ticket per pilgrim. If you’re walking with others, each pilgrim needs a QR code ticket.)
3. Monitor your position in line using your phone.
4. When your time comes, enter the pilgrim office to present your stamped Pilgrim Passport, identificiation, and Group Number from your online application.
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Follow the Pilgrim’s Office Facebook Page for the most up-to-date news and changes in policies regarding visits, opening hours and awarding of the Compostela.
Pilgrim’s Reception Office : https://oficinadelperegrino.com/en/
Rua Carretas, 33, 15705 Santiago de Compostela
Hours of Operation:
November 1st to Easter: daily from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.*
Easter to October 31st: daily from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.*
Closed: December 25 and January 1
* Closing time may be advanced up to 60 minutes earlier according to the number of pilgrims.
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After years of section hiking the Florida Trail and Appalachian Trail, I set out in 2019 to complete the Camino de Santiago through Portugal and Spain. The experience changed the direction of my life and I’ve been walking in pilgrimage ever since. My recent journeys include the California Mission Walk and England’s Pilgrims’ Way from London to Canterbury. I’m currently walking sections of the Via Francigena through Europe to Rome.