UAE Passport Force initiative aims high for 2021. Dubai, August 29, 2017 - At a ceremony, the government of the UAE accepted a certificate bestowed by the Passport Index, in recognition for being the most powerful passport in the GCC. UAE passport holders enjoy a visa-free score of 127, which places
Europe is shaking under the engine noises from the 2017 Gumball 3000 race which started on July 1st in Riga, Latvia. The annual Gumball supercar race this year goes all the way to Mykonos, through Warsaw, Budapest, Porto Montenegro (where a lavish pit stop awaits), Dubrovnik, Tirana and Athens. Until
The government of Canada has revoked visa-free access for citizens of Antigua & Barbuda effective June 27th, 2017. In a media note, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada stated that after monitoring the integrity of the island nation’s travel documents, the government has determined that Antigua & Barbuda no longer meets
The past few weeks have been trying for the small Middle Eastern country of Qatar. Several weeks ago Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and other of its neighbours announced a severing of diplomatic ties with Qatar, creating a rift in the Gulf Cooperation Council. Qatar’s neighbours have placed an embargo on
In a historic decision, Benin is the latest African nation to grant visa-free access to all other African countries. It joins Seychelles in opening its doors to its neighbours. Prior to the visa waiver only nationals of Algeria, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia,
The 2017 Global Peace Index provides a comprehensive analysis of the world’s state of peace. Produced by the Institute for Economics & Peace, the index also seeks to identify methods to create more peaceful societies. This year’s index, the 11th edition, has found that though the world became more peaceful in
Electronic passports are always including more and more sophisticated security features in their designs in order to ward off potential counterfeiters, fraudsters and impostors. Of course, this is a very good thing. Here, Passport Index takes a look at the various security features of modern passports. Holograms Holographic images are a
Ever wonder who is responsible for printing your country’s passport? Below we’ve compiled a list of every country in the world and its respective passport printer. Passport printing is a high stakes job and only the most secure companies and facilities are up to the task. Many security features go into a
Ukraine’s passport is now more powerful than Russia’s due to a historic decision by the EU to grant citizens of Ukraine visa-free access to the bloc. The EU has granted visa-free travel to Ukrainians effective June 11, 2017, bringing the country one-step closer to participation in the EU family. Ukrainians with
The past month has seen some very interesting visa agreement updates around the world. Below, we highlight the most interesting ones. Effective June 1, 2017, citizens of China and Barbados may travel visa-free to each other’s countries. Barbados is only the 10th country worldwide to have a reciprocal visa agreement with
Latvia has launched a new biometric ePassport with design features based on the Latvian Song and Dance Festival.
While looking for my own passport I started thinking about the Swiss passports I saw at the hotel when I
The European Commission will put forward a legislative proposal on visa waiver for Georgia “in the coming weeks,” European Commissioner
St. Lucia is set to become the fifth Eastern Caribbean nation to introduce a Citizenship by Investment programme, and the
There's nothing that screams "Norway" more wholeheartedly than the country's passport design. Whether you're a fan of minimalist composition or
Peruvians will no longer need a biometric passportto travel to the Schengen region.
The passport of Grenada has received another significant boost to its ranking in Arton Capital’s Passport Index, following the visa
The passport is a bizarre and unique object. Think about it: The goal is to put it in the hands
Brexit could have the British parliament looking a lot more Irish. In the three months post-referendum, more than MPs 10
The National Superintendency of Migrations of Peru delivered the first set of 200 biometric passports today, the major requirement for
Here are some of the more beautiful, fun, and surprising passports around the world.