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
Effective May 10, 2017, the small African island nation of Sao Tome and Principe has opened up its borders to nine countries. Andorra, South Korea, the United Arab Emirates, Russia, Japan, Kuwait, Morocco, Qatar and Turkey now have visa-free access to Sao Tome and Principe. The move increases the visa-free
Germany takes the lead. Singapore takes second place. Montreal, January 12, 2017 – Passport Index, the real-time global ranking of the
Peruvians will no longer need a biometric passportto travel to the Schengen region.
The global security landscape has changed. The increased threat of terrorism, the universal problem of identity theft, and fraud have
The passport of Grenada has received another significant boost to its ranking in Arton Capital’s Passport Index, following the visa
The Government of Canada is committed to protecting the security and integrity of Canadian travel documents. On May 9, 2015,
According to the Passport Index Global Passport Power Rank 2017, the 10 least powerful passports in 2017 are as follows:
You can’t go very far without one, and many of us have forgotten them in a rush to make that
The US passport is getting updated with new security measures to protect against any modern day fraud attempts.
Arton Capital, the global financial advisory firm specializing in investor programs for residency and citizenship, launched the Passport Index, the
A new passport is launched every 5 years and the theme for the latest version is ‘creative United Kingdom’.
Each year, Santa Claus spends two nights flying around the world delivering Christmas presents to good little boys and girls.