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New record position shared with Singapore. February 20, 2018, Montreal - The PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games isn’t the only thing South Korea is proud of this February. As the world tunes in, South Korea takes the lead with the world's most powerful passport. Ranking with an impressive visa-free score of

As part of Uzbekistan’s efforts to promote tourism in their country, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev announced exciting changes to their visa policy. Changes To Visa Policy As of February 10, 2018, 7 countries were granted visa-free access for up to 30 days in Uzbekistan. The list includes passport holders from Israel, Indonesia, South

Starting at 9 a.m. (ET) on December 1, 2017, Bulgarian and Romanian passport holders will be able to travel to Canada visa-free. However, similar to other visa-exempt travelers, they would need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to board a flight to Canada. Applying for an eTA is a simple, inexpensive online

Paraguay helps Singapore overtake Germany for the top spot. Montreal, October 24, 2017 – Paraguay removed visa requirements for Singaporeans, propelling Singapore’s passport to the top of Passport Index’ most powerful ranking with a visa-free score of 159. Historically, the Top 10 most powerful passports in the world were mostly European, with

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

Arton Capital launches the 2016 edition of the Passport Index, the world’s most popular interactive tool to curate, sort and

Starting at 9 a.m. (ET) on December 1, 2017, Bulgarian and Romanian passport holders will be able to travel to

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

The crush of renewals comes as the result of a surge of Americans seeking to travel abroad, and the 10-year

Europe is shaking under the engine noises from the 2017 Gumball 3000 race which started on July 1st in

Tired of those long line-ups at the US-Canadian border? There is some hope on the horizon. The governments of both

AUSTRALIANS may no longer be able to apply for a passport at the Post Office.

An in-depth document, all about crafting highly secure passports and the technology used to make traveling documents safe from fraud.

The Government of Canada is committed to protecting the security and integrity of Canadian travel documents. On May 9, 2015,

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

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

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