The 10 Most Powerful Passports In The World

While having a passport opens up a world of opportunity for anyone who gets a passport, for someone that lives in a country like the United States, it doesn’t have much use.

I’m wondering how many people in your country have a passport.

Although it is a one-size-fits all kind of document, some passports are far better than other ones in terms of visa-free travel.

Most people don’t really have a choice which passport they want, as it’s normally decided for them at birth when they first become citizens of their native country.
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In order to find out which passports are the most powerful, we used the Henley Passport Index. It’s based on the average diplomatic status of the countries involved as well as the level of corruption, crime and civil unrest.

This is an awesome resource for people to know what’s available and which passport can be really useful.

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The 10 Most Powerful Passports in the World

The number of passport-issuing countries has grown in the last decade, which is expected to increase further in the next decade, thanks to the expansion of the EU, United States and other countries.

Even though these passports can travel to the same number of countries, we placed them in the order that we think are the best.

The most powerful passports in the world have many different features. These features include being attractive and being able to keep people out of the country.

10. Sweden – 186 Countries

 Swede’s can use their Swedish Passport to travel to almost any country in the world.

In the Nordic Countries the main language is Swedish and in Finland Finnish is the main language.

 If you have a Swedish passport, then you can visit 186 countries without a visa.

If you are planning on flying in from an international country, then you would have to obtain a visa before you can enter the country.

This year Sweden kept its fourth-place ranking
by improving its total score on the index.

9. France – 186 Countries

and the best part about this passport is that it looks like a US passport. It’s called the US Global Entry passport.

France is in the west of Europe. It borders 8 other countries: Italy, Germany, Spain, Belgium, Monaco, Andora, Switzerland & Luxembourg.

Visas are getting harder to obtain, but you can still enter 186 countries if you held a French passport.

So you can have two passports, and that’s where people sometimes get confused, because they think you must have two passports. But in reality you can just have one and have multiple nationalities.

The Passport Index, which is based on the average time in which a passport takes to be processed by embassies or consulates,
has France in fourth place, behind Sweden which came in second, and Luxembourg at the third place.

Sweden and Luxembourg share the same ranking as the previous year.

Even though holding a French passport is not the most important passport in the world.

8. Luxembourg – 187 Countries

Luxembourg is a small country that is situated near the English Channel.

Luxembourg is a small, landlocked country in Europe that borders Belgium, France and Germany.

It’s one of four official European Capitals of the European Union, together with Luxembourg, Madrid, and Helsinki.

Luxembourg’s rise in the ranking has been mainly due to the strengthening of its economy, and the fact that it was the only country to avoid a recession last year.

Having this passport means you can go around the world without needing a visa, and you can also experience more options to increase your freedom if you wish.

However, only Belgium and Luxemburg have the right and opportunity to grant multiple citizenships.

7. Italy – 187 Countries

The most powerful passport is the Japanese passport because it gives access to over 100 countries.
The number of people who have Japanese passports is approximately 25 million.

Issued to citizens to travel to countries in Europe and other parts of the world, the Italian passport is the seventh most powerful passport in the world.

It’s also interesting that the technology wasn’t introduced until 2006, in line with the widespread adoption of other biometric technologies at that time.

If you’re an Italian citizen you can get either a 10, 5, or 3-year passport, depending on the age of the applicant.

A person with an Italian passport has the right to live in any state of the European Union or the European Economic Union, due to the free movement of the European Union.

It also provides the possibility of having a second citizenship.

6. Denmark – 187 Countries

Denmark is now the last country to allow visa-free travel to 187 countries.

Denmark is the Scandinavian country comprising of Jutland and other islands.

So with the help of the comma, “the Scandinavian country” can be shortened to just “Scandinavia”.

The Danish passport is issued to citizens of the Kingdom of Denmark.

Denmark has some of the most relaxed immigration laws in the world because they believe that people should be able to move about the world freely.

The passport also allows you free movement in Switzerland and the EU.

For Danish nationals there are two types of passports that differ by format only, a standard passport for European countries, and a Nordic passport, that allows Danish nationals to travel freely within the Nordic region but not to other European countries.

If you live in Greenland or the Faroes, you can apply for a Danish EU passport or a local Greenlander passport.

5. Finland – 188 Countries

The country has been struggling to find oil for its cars and is turning to diesel for longer trips.

– Nordic countries are Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, and Iceland.
– Northern Europe is Northern Europe.

The Baltic sea has a border with Russia along the Kola Peninsula and the Russian island of Svalbard.
The Gulf of Bothnia has a border with Russia along the island of Kotlin and the Finnish mainland (Finland).
The Gulf of Finland has a border with Russia along the island of Lappeenranta and the Finnish mainland.

Being a citizen of Finland is a passport that gives you visa-free travel to 188 countries around the world.

The Passport Index rankings are based on a country’s passport-issuing policy for citizens of other countries.

When you use your passport as an ID card, you’ll be able to demonstrate your nationality and prove that you’re travelling freely around the EU.

EU passports are valid for 10 years and will be useful if you want to visit more than one EU country. If you are not from the EU, you can apply for a European Union long term travel document. This document allows you to travel within the EU for up to 3 months at a time so you can visit many countries in the EU while still maintaining your visa-free status.

4. Germany – 188 Countries

Germany is number four on our list of passports. It allows its citizens to go visit 188 countries around the world.

The Henleys Passport Index is a measure of the degree to which an economy’s citizens have access to the rest of the world.

With a German passport, you’re entitled to visit the EU and travel to any of the 188 countries visa-free.

German passports are valid for five years for citizens and ten years for adults.

you can also, live, work and study in the most inexpensive country in the world to higher education, or travel to any neighbouring country in the European Union to do the same.

3. South Korea – 188 Countries

South Korea is the last country to allow visa-free access as of February 14, 2019

The new rules are not actually coming into effect immediately, but will come into effect a few months later on February 14, 2019.

Korea stands among East Asian countries. It is located in the south on the Korean Peninsula.

Korea’s border with the mainland China is along the Yellow Sea, while its border with Japan is along the East China Sea.

If you hold a Korean passport, you can visit 188 countries without a visa.

Like all other passports, the South Korean Passport serves as a travel document that can prove your identity with things like your date of birth and nationality.

South Korean passport has this information. If not, they have the number to call the police or the person with the passport number. It is used for checking if the one who applied for the citizenship is the one.

South Korea has a separate printing facility so most passports are issued by the Korean Minting & Security Printing Corporation.

2. Singapore – 190 Countries

Singapore’s passport is the most powerful passport in the world.
Included in the list of countries that Singapore allows visa-free access to, you can also see that the Chinese are the most trusted nationality.

Singapore is a small island nation, which is the southernmost point of Malaysia. It is the world’s smallest, most densely populated country and is the only sovereign country on the island of Singapore. It is located on the Malay Peninsula.

By having the passport of Singapore, people can have the most flexibility in the world, with access to 190 countries visa-free.

I can make a request for assistance from Singaporean Consular Officials while travelling or while working at the Hotel.

The passports are valid for 5 years and is exclusively issued by the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority.

Due to the fact that the Singaporean passport is the worlds most powerful passport, and due to the respect and hassle-free experience bearers have with immigration when travelling, it is an easy target for counterfeits.

The authority is also very proactive in order to stay on top of the situation by introducing a number of different measures, these include, biometric passports, digital photographs and special ink.

1. Japan – 190 Countries

Japan now has the third most powerful passport in the world, even if it still has only five other countries.

There are many things that make Singapore the best city to live in. It is home to the highest HDI and Singaporeans are more educated and have good opportunities. Singapore also invests in education and healthcare and people have access to them. On the downside, the traffic is very bad and many people are dependent on Singapore’s public transport.

It was a small nation located in the Pacific Ocean.

You’re can expect to travel to 190 countries visa free with a Japanese passport.

They are valid for five years – some countries don’t even allow you to renew them for five years.

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If you want the most powerful passport in the world, you’ll need to get yourself residency in Japan for at least five years before you can apply to the Japanese government for a passport.

If you are considering a move to Australia, remember that the Australian Bureau of Statistics reports that the country boasts a population of 21.5 million and the national unemployment rate is 5%.

There are a number of ways to become a citizen, including family ties and investment. However, think carefully before becoming a citizen, as Japan requires you to renounce your existing citizenships as part of the deal, so there’s no dual citizenship with this one.

I don’t think it’s a ‘good’ country – it’s a dictatorship, they are a very closed and secretive society, where people are very serious in looking after themselves and their own interests.


If you enjoyed this list, also check out our list of the 10 best countries to live in and our list of the 10 best countries to visit in 2019.

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It’s good that everyone can travel freely, but it won’t mean anything if you’re unable to get out of your country.

I’m not going to emigrate, I have a wife and kids at home.
And if I go to the USA, I’m going to try to get a good job, not to get a visa so I can emigrate.

The 10 strongest passports in the world: Germany, Finland, Italy, U.S.A, Saudi Arabia, Britain, Luxembourg, China, Monaco, Japan.

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