Register for a Peregrino Certificate

The Peregrino Certificate does not qualify for mileage toward the El Camino de Santiago de Compostela in Spain. To receive credit for El Camino de Santiago de Compostela register for an El Camino de San Antonio Compostela pilgrimage.


To qualify for a Peregrino Certificate pilgrims must:

  • Register for their passport online or by visiting the Padre Margil Pilgrimage Center. Once registration has been successfully completed, you can pick up your passport and any additional information.
  • Make the pilgrimage journey for Christian religious or spiritual reasons, or at least an attitude of search.
  • Obtain stamps on the pilgrimage passport from each of the mission churches and the Cathedral to certify you have visited each mission and the Cathedral. Stamp stations are located in the mission churches or their gift shops. Stamps from the National Park Service, churches, restaurants, hotels, and all places related to El Camino are also encouraged but do not count towards your Peregrino Certificate.
  • Travel the entire El Camino de San Antonio Missions in one day or in stages over time. You must start and end at a mission church or the Cathedral and obtain a stamp at the start and end of your journey. If you travel El Camino trail over time your passport may reflect duplicate stamps.
  • Return the completed El Camino de San Antonio Missions Pilgrim passport to the Padre Margil Pilgrimage center for verification. Each pilgrim presenting a completed, stamped passport and paying a $5 fee will receive an El Camino de San Antonio Peregrino Certificate.