The CoWin portal has introduced an option that lets users link their vaccination certificates to their passport numbers now. By Yagnoseni Das
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With several countries allowing entry to Indian travellers, the CoWin portal now lets Indian users link their COVID-19 vaccination certificates to their passports. The Aarogya Setu app’s official Twitter account tweeted this news. Notably, furnishing of COVID-19 vaccination certificates has become essential when entering select international borders.
The Centre has issued guidelines directing individuals on how to update or correct their passport details on the COVID-19 vaccination certificate online:
- If you are already vaccinated using a different photo ID, you need to log into your account on the official CoWIN portal. (New registrations can directly opt for the passport as the photo ID proof).
- Once logged in, click on the “Raise Issue” button in the “Account Details” section.
- Out of three options (that is, Certificate Correction, Merge Multiple Dose #1 Provisional Certificates, and Add Passport Details), choose “Add Passport Details”.
- After clicking, you will be redirected to a page where you can select the member’s name whose passport details you would like to add. Here, select the member from the drop-down menu and enter their passport number in the “Enter Beneficiary’s Passport Number” section.
- After entering the correct passport number, tick the box that says “I declare that this passport belongs to the beneficiary. The name of the passport holder is the same as mentioned on the vaccine certificate.” Then, click on the “Submit Request” button.
- Once done, you will receive a message on your registered mobile number confirming that your “request has been submitted.”
- Few seconds later, you will receive another message that says that your request has been “updated successfully.”
- Return to the account details page and click on the “Certificate” button to download your new vaccine certificate, linked to your passport.
Note: Please ensure you enter the correct passport number as you can only change the certificate photo ID details once.
Editor’s Note: Keeping the current situation of the pandemic in mind, T+L India recommends every reader to stay safe, and take all government-regulated precautions in case travel at this time is absolutely necessary. Please follow our stories on COVID-19 for all the latest travel guidelines.