Explained: Here’s how you can link your passport number with your vaccination certificate

In a major relief for international travellers, the Union Health Ministry’s CoWin portal has now enabled users to link their COVID-19 vaccination certificates to passports.

How to link my passport to my vaccine certificate? 

For those wondering how to do it, here are steps you need to follow:

Step 1: Login to http://cowin.gov.in.

Step 2: Select ‘Raise an Issue’

Step 3: Select the passport option

Step 4: Select the person from the drop down menu

Step 5: Enter the passport number

Step 6: Submit

Now you will receive the new certificate in seconds.

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Also, in case the name on the vaccine certificate does not match the name on the passport, you can request for name correction as well. 

Kindly note: Entering passport number and requesting name change can only be done once, so please ensure there are no mistakes in entering the details.

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Why should I link my vaccine certificate to my passport?

Several countries need proof of fully vaccinated travellers. So, in order to help officials verify the vaccination status of a passenger before departure or during departure, linking your passport to the COVID-19 vaccination certificate is necessary.

You can check the travel guidelines of all countries in detail with the help of our COVID-19 guidelines tracker.

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