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Give the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, linking your passport with the vaccine certificate is necessary if you want to travel abroad. While leaving the country, it is highly likely that you may be asked for a vaccine certificate linked to your passport, especially at the point of your departure.
Here’re the steps to link your passport with the COVID-19 vaccine certificate:
Step 1: If you have already been vaccinated using a different photo ID, log in to your account on the official CoWIN website. Visit www.cowin.gov.in.
Step 2: Now, click on the “Raise Issue” button in the “Account Details” section.
Step 3: Among the three options you see from Certificate Correction; Merge Multiple Dose #1 Provisional Certificates and Add Passport Details. Click on “Add Passport Details”.
Step 4: Enter your passport number in the “Enter Beneficiary’s Passport Number” section. Be careful while entering the correct passport number, as you will only be allowed to change the certificate photo ID details once.
Step 5: Once that’s done, 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.”
Step 6: “Submit Request” button. Once you do that, you will receive a message on the registered mobile number confirming that your request has been submitted. Soon after, you will receive another message stating that your request has been “updated successfully”.
Step 7: Go back to the Account Details page and click on the “Certificate” button next to the name of the account to which you have added passport details. You will be able to download your new vaccine certificate linked to your passport.Internet Explorer Channel Network