Most Powerful Passports in the World

Most Powerful Passports in the World
Reading time: 11 minutes
Published: 2nd December 2022, 6:36pm
Updated: 19th December 2022, 12:27pm

Travelling around the Globe is one of the most exciting activities in our lifetime, as it provides the possibility to see a new environment, meet diverse cultures, and even try exotic gastronomy. Tourism has become a billion industry worldwide and for some countries it is the main source of income. But this activity is way more pleasant when the bureaucracy related to Visas can be avoided. Having a powerful passport is the best way to travel the world. 

To help with the struggle of the necessity or not of a visa, thePassport Index ranking 2022provides every year with an updated list of the strongest passports in the world and the conditions they face worldwide. The Passport Index is nowadays the most interactive passport ranking tool in the world, having been invented and empowered by Arton Capital. It is the only real-time global ranking of the world’s passports, updated as frequently as new visa waivers and changes are being implemented. ThePassport Power Indexconsiders in its methodology the passports issued by 193 United Nations member countries and 6 territories (ROC Taiwan, Macao (SAR China), Hong Kong (SAR China), Kosovo, Palestinian Territory and the Vatican) for a total of 199 different documents. The data provided is based on official information provided by governments, updated in real-time.  

Portuguese Passport is one of the most powerful in the world.

 

A three-tier method is applied to determine the passport rank. This method includes some possibilities that the traveller will face when arriving in a foreign country, such as “visa-free” (non-visa needed), the “visa on arrival” (VOA), the “eTA” (Electronic Travel Authorization), the “pre-enrollment visa” and the “eVisa” (if issued within 3 days), or the necessity to have a visa, “visa required”. The ranking is defined considering the visa-free portion of their score vs the Visa on arrival option, and the United Nations Development Programme Human Development Index 2018 (UNDP HDI) is used as a tiebreaker. 

Complete Rank of the top Global Passport Power in 2022 

Number One Passport Power Rank

United Arab Emirates flag

United Arab Emirates

Visa-Free:121Visa on arrival:59Visa required:18

Number Two Passport Power Rank

Germany flag

Germany

Visa-Free:127Visa on arrival:46Visa required:25
Sweden flag

Sweden

Visa-Free:126Visa on arrival:47Visa required:25
Finland flag

Finland

Visa-Free:126Visa on arrival:47Visa required:25
Luxembourg flag

Luxembourg

    Visa-Free:126Visa on arrival:47Visa required:25
Spain flag

Spain

Visa-Free:126Visa on arrival:47Visa required:25
France flag

France

Visa-Free:126Visa on arrival:47Visa required:25
Italy flag

Italy

Visa-Free:126Visa on arrival:47Visa required:25
Netherlands flag

Netherlands

Visa-Free:125Visa on arrival:48Visa required:25
Austria flag

Austria

Visa-Free:125Visa on arrival:48Visa required:25
Switzerland flag

Switzerland

Visa-Free:123Visa on arrival:50Visa required:25
South Korea flag

South Korea

Visa-Free:120Visa on arrival:53Visa required:25

Number Three Passport Power Rank

Denmark flag

Denmark

Visa-Free:125Visa on arrival:47Visa required:26
Belgium flag

Belgium

Visa-Free:124Visa on arrival:48Visa required:26
Portugal flag

Portugal

Visa-Free:124Visa on arrival:48Visa required:26
Norway flag

Norway

Visa-Free:123Visa on arrival:49Visa required:26
Poland flag

Poland

Visa-Free:122Visa on arrival:50Visa required:26
Ireland flag

Ireland

Visa-Free:117Visa on arrival:55Visa required:26
United States of America flag

United States of America

Visa-Free:116Visa on arrival:56Visa required:26
New Zealand flag

New Zealand

Visa-Free:114Visa on arrival:58Visa required:26

 

Portugal is the Third most Powerful Passport in the world 

The Portuguese passport is the third most Powerful in the world, being in front of countries such USA, New Zealand and Japan.With a Portuguese passport, the citizen can travel Visa-free to 124 countries(116 visa-free and 8 eTA). Along those, the 25 countries within the Schengen Zone where Portuguese Citizens can travel, live and work freely.The Schengen Area includes 26 countries in total:Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. 

The Portuguese Passport also enables its citizens to travel to 48 countries with the requirement of an “eVisa”, requested with an online application, or a “visa on arrival”, that can be requested when the passport holder arrives at the destination. Although “visa-free”, the Portuguese passport faces 8 countries that request an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), a requirement for foreign nationals travelling to a nation where permission to enter is not required (this requirement is mostly used by the USA and Canada). 

Flying abroad with a Portuguese passport can save you lots of time at the customs.
According to the Passport Index, the Portuguese passport has a World Reach of 86%, being one of the strong passports in the world. 

Portugal Golden Visa Programme  

TheGolden Visa Programmeis an economic strategy proposed by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in 2008, and its main objective is to accelerate overseas investments to reinforce the country’s economy. In Portugal this investment programme was created in October 2012, standing out in the European economic block in 2022, ten years after its creation, asthe most stable and profitable residency-by-investment programme.The official numbers presented by the Portuguese Government show that thetotal assets are nearly 6 billion euros invested in Portugalthrough real estate investments.  

ThePortuguese Golden Visa Programmeprovides the investor with a residence visa allowing several benefits, such as travelling freely across Europe, within the Schengen Zone. Another advantage of a resident is the right to live and work in the country, and having access to social security support, public education, and universal medical care, which is free of charge in Portugal. After five years of living legally in the country, the investor will have the possibility to apply for Portuguese citizenship and obtain thePortuguese Passport, one of the most powerful passports in the world. According to the Passport Index ranking, the Portuguese Passport is accepted y 124 countries, and only 26 nations in the world request a visa for a Portuguese citizen.   

20th December 2022
Having the freedom to travel across the world is a dream that many people…
9th December 2022
The buzzing news worldwide mentions the end of the Golden Visa in Portugal.…

Comprar uma propriedade em Portugall

A Portugal Homes possui profissionais muito experientes e conhecedores, que trabalham com alguns dos promotores mais reconhecidos em Portugal . A nossa vasta experiência permite-nos guiá-lo pelas melhores opções de investimento.

Seja casa de férias ou uma propriedade para investimento, selecionamos as melhores propriedades para o seu perfil e tratamos de todo o processo do início ao fim. Mesmo após a venda! Os nossos serviços de pós-venda assumem a responsabilidade de mobilar a seu gosto, manter a propriedade na sua ausência, dar apoio ao arrendamento, no caso de querer arrendar e muito mais!

Para saber mais sobre Residentes Não Habituais em Portugal e sobre os nossos serviços pós-venda, preencha o formulário abaixo.

Thanks to Andreia Leite for the comprehensive and timely updates on the construction progress of the new development we purchased!

Investidor dos EUA

Very helpful. Work with his heart. Mark is a very nice advisor. 

Investidor de Marrocos

Tudo correu lindamente. Consegui esclarecer todas as minhas questões. 

Investidor da Turquia

Ryan was an excellent real estate agent, he really steered me in the right direction based on what I said was important to me. Living in another country, I wasn't as familiar with the city as he is. Where I thought I wanted to live and what I truly wanted were not the same. He took the time to listen and figure out the best spot for me, and we are very happy with it - far more than we would have been elsewhere.

Investidor dos EUA

A experiência geral foi ótima desde o acompanhamento até o pós-venda. Gostaria de agradecer especialmente ao Sr. Simon, à Sra. Francisca e à Sra. Mariana.

Investidor dos EAU

George Hobson é um jovem agradável, conhecido como conhecedor, experiente, trabalhador, honesto e disciplinado; Senti-me muito confortável em fazer facilmente o meu investimento.

Cliente dos Emirados Árabes Unidos