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It’s the start of 2019- and of course with a New Year comes new viral challenges that ‘break the internet’. Introducing, the #10YearChallenge taking social media by storm, which features image collages of people 10 years earlier next to their recent image. Safe to say- the rise in popularity of aesthetic procedures have actually made many stand the

Passport Power Initiative showcases stunning results way ahead of schedule Montreal, December 03, 2018 - The United Arab Emirates celebrated another monumental milestone in its history as its passport took the lead with a record-breaking score in the Global Passport Power Ranking. According to The Passport Index, the interactive real-time ranking platform,

All African travellers will now be able to visit Ethiopia with a Visa on Arrival. The time has come for the world to witness a united Africa. And the nation leading this initiative is Africa’s second most populous and one of its fastest-growing economies, Ethiopia. Effective from November 1, 2018, Ethiopia

Temporary changes to the PNG visa policy results in big changes to The Passport Index’ ranking. In preparation of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Week held in Papua New Guinea (PNG), Visa on Arrival (VoA) to enter the nation will temporarily be suspended for the month of November. Although Leader’s Week starts

Already ranked 4th, UAE is on the right path to claim the top honors.  The United Arab Emirates’ positive diplomacy, focus and determination helped boost its passport power. Newly ranked in 4th place by The Passport Index, UAE’s Visa-Free Score (VFS) jumped to a high of 162. Thanks to the recently signed visa facilitation agreements with Mexico, Liberia, and Sierra Leone among others,

Since January 2018, things have proven to be impressively optimistic for the Hungarian passport, as it secures visa waivers from Angola, Australia, Azerbaijan, Benin, Ethiopia, Lesotho, Myanmar, Rwanda, Uzbekistan, and Viet Nam. With visa-free access to 163 countries, as per The Passport Index, Hungary joins the world’s fourth most powerful ranking passports, alongside Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and Belgium

ETIAS, European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS), is a registration system set to launch in 2021, which will require any non-EU traveler with a visa waiver (57 countries), to complete prior to entry. For a fee, this new system will check the security credentials of travellers, prior to their visit to any EU member state. 

Bilateral visa waiver agreement with Russia propels UAE within the world’s most powerful passports. Montreal, July 9, 2018 – Russia and the UAE have signed a bilateral visa waiver agreement, which helped boost UAE's Visa-free Score to 156, placing it within the Top 10 Most Powerful Passports in the world. Currently

The Passport Index gives its insights on the influence of passport powers following the North Korea-USA Summit in Singapore.    A historic first meeting between the leader of one of the world’s most powerful passports, Donald J. Trump, and the leader of one of the world’s weakest, (and most controversial) passports, Kim Jong-Un, has allowed the world to consider a new-age era that

Visa-Free entry into Russia is possible with a click of a button for foreign FIFA World Cup fans.    Home to 12.3 million residents, over 130 nationalities, three international airports, and the world’s second busiest underground system, Moscow is finally prepared to host an expected 1 million soccer fans arriving into town for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.   According to The Passport Index, Russia only permits visa-free

Producing biometric passports requires being fully compliant with international standards and norms, and needs to be manufactured in highly secure

The new-look travel document features images of iconic Irish landmarks including Croagh Patrick, Kylemore Abbey, Croke Park, the Cliffs of

The ‘Most Beautiful Passports in the World’ as per the author of this blog, includes passports from: Norway, Indonesia,

The UAE's awe-inspiring vision and commitment create a modern yet sustainable nation with their advanced technology and opulent buildings which

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EU-USA “visa war” may damage the US passport's power and value. The recently heightened diplomatic tensions between the US and the

The country’s first ever e-passport plant located here promises to process new Philippine passports in less than a day, even

The images on pages of the new passport document reflect centuries-long history of Ukraine and promote patriotism and love for

How much passports costs, and how they compare to each other. Source: Independent.co.uk

Angola has also decided to grant visa-free access to five countries, including Singapore. This recent change granted Singapore a record

Ukraine began issuing biometric passports this week, as Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk unveiled plans to issue 2.5 million passports every

Effective May 10, 2017, the small African island nation of Sao Tome and Principe has opened up its borders to