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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

There have been several interesting visa agreement updates around the world recently. Here, Passport Index provides the details of each. Effective April 16, 2017, citizens of India can now visit Ukraine with a visa on arrival. Visitors will still need to show border officials a hotel reservation confirmation. This boosts India’s

Ukraine’s passport is now more powerful than Russia’s due to a historic decision by the EU to grant citizens of

Russia and South Africa have officially signed a visa waiver agreement that will allow their citizens to visit each other’s

The Immigration Department will be upgrading its international passport issuing system with new safety features, in stages nationwide.

According to a report published by the Iranian media, citizens of Turkey, Lebanon, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Bolivia, Egypt and Syria can

The European Union has eliminated the visa requirement for Peruvians and Colombians who want to visit countries belonging to the open-border

The global security landscape has changed. The increased threat of terrorism, the universal problem of identity theft, and fraud have

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

The Philippine e-Passport will soon have a new look and will contain improved security features.

The electronic passport is said to [provide you with] “The freedom to travel in total security” by the manufacturer of

Dear Citizen of Nowhere, It’s the first weekend in October. You wake up and walk to the window. The world outside

The foreign ministry in Japan has announced plans to issue passports in an entirely new design, but its inspiration goes

The US passport is getting updated with new security measures to protect against any modern day fraud attempts.