THE PASSPORT INDEX
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE PASSPORT INDEX?
The Passport Index is an interactive online tool that allows users to discover the world of passports by learning about their power and their significance in today’s ever-increasing global world.
Calculate your passport’s Global Mobility Score, improve your passport ranking, and discover the latest news and sharpest insights on visa policies, biometric technology, country branding, public security, philanthropy, foreign policy, and more.
Created by Arton Capital in 2014, The Passport Index quickly became the world’s most popular destination to learn about passport power. With over 36M views, it is simply the undisputed global reference on passport ranking.
In today’s world, becoming a Global Citizen is more important than ever. Having a second citizenship is a liberating and empowering privilege which comes with a shared responsibility to the world.
Educate and inform our community on the power of passports. United by our diversity, our passport is one of the most important tools to influence global opportunity, mobility and quality of life.
Encourage discussions on visa policies, citizenship, country branding, global mobility, public security, philanthropy and foreign policy.
WHAT IS THE PASSPORT INDEX METHODOLOGY?
The Passport Index methodology has been thoroughly crafted to ensure absolute accuracy and consistency. Data is based on proprietary research from publicly available sources and official information provided by government agencies. The passports considered in our index include 193 United Nations members and 6 selected territories. Territories that do not issue their own passports are excluded and are not considered as destinations. Countries which issue passports, regardless if they enforce independent visa policies are considered as destinations.
WHY IS PASSPORT POWER IMPORTANT?
As one of the most vital accessories of identity, our passports have transcended their physical form and now influence global opportunity, freedom of mobility and quality of life. Mandated by governments to monitor and improve their passport ranking, The Passport Index has become a trusted partner towards empowering global mobility.
HOW TO USE THE PASSPORT INDEX?
The first-ever online interactive tool that allows you to dig deeper into passport rankings by country, region, location, colour, and more. Uncover new things about your passport, or discover interesting trends of others.
Explore our interactive mosaic by country; find your passport or discover others.
Filter passports within specific continents, regions, or other geopolitical filters.
Unveil the world map represented by the location of the country’s passport.
Sort passports by the colour of their cover.
The Passport Index has developed three different types of ranking systems to uncover trends and algorithms to define mobility, unity, and freedom: Global, Individual, and Welcoming.
Global Passport Power Rank
Passports of the world are sorted by their Mobility Score (MS), which includes visa-free, visa on arrival, eTA and eVisa if the country issued less than 3 working days. The higher the MS score, the better global mobility its passport holder enjoys. If the countries have the same MS their ordered by visa-free, visa on arrival, eTA they have, The more visa-free the highest position in the same MS they have. You can filter the GPPR by region, union, continent and type of passports and compare the MS for up to 4 passports
Individual Passport Power Rank
The new edition of the Passport Index introduced a unique ranking system, where each passport occupies an individual rank, based on their individual country and visa characteristics. This rank is unique for every passport because the rank number can’t be the same for two passports. We calculate by MS and UNDP HDI (Human Development Index). The HDI is a summary measure of average achievement in key dimensions of human development: a long and healthy life, being knowledgeable and have a decent standard of living. The meaning that two countries with the same MS but with different HDI will be ranked differently. You can filter the GPPR by region, union, continent and type of passports and compare the MS for up to 4 passports.
Welcoming Countries Rank
Some passports command respect and visa-free access to many parts of the world. But how welcoming are they? The Global Country Welcoming Rank considers the country and how many passports are welcomed without needing a prior visa. The Welcoming Country Score (WCS) includes visa-free, visa on arrival, eTA and eVisa if the country issued less than 3 working days. Passport Index’ Country Welcoming Rank showcases the most and least welcoming countries in the world, ranked solely on the number of countries they accept visa-free or with visa on arrival. You can filter the GPPR by region, union, continent and type of passports and compare the MS for up to 4 passports.
Prepare to explore many intrinsic factors about the socio-political standing of different nations with the use of our WOS tool, and analyze how welcoming, or open, our world is becoming.
The World Openness Score
(WOS) is a global score that calculates the number of countries that can visit one another without a visa. The maximum WOS is 199 x 199 = 39, 402, given that every country can visit every other country without requiring a visa. The closer the score is to this ultimate number, the more open, or rather, boundless our world will become. At the end of every year, we calculate the WOS and track the progress of the score with real-time ranking. We can filter the countries by Continent, Region and Union. What the WOS can tell us about the welcomeness of our world is depicted through the global increases or decreases of openness by country.
Compare passports side by side to reveal exciting details about visa policies, global mobility scores, and much more!
Compare By Passport
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Compare By Destination
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Global Mobility Score
Have you ever wondered where you can go with an improved mobility score? This tool will show you how many countries you can visit hassle-free if you have second, third or more passports. Discover which additional passport(s) can improve your Global Mobility Score. The higher the global mobility score, the more countries you can visit visa-free, or with visa on arrival.