The Henley Passport Index
The Henley Passport Index is a ranking of all the passports of the world according to the number of countries their holders can travel to visa-free. The ranking is based on exclusive data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which maintains the worldâ€™s largest and most accurate database of travel information, and is enhanced by extensive in-house research.
The index is updated in real-time, as and when visa-policy changes come into effect. With the Henley Passport Index, you can assess where you lie on the spectrum of global mobility and discover how to maximize your travel freedom through citizenship-by-investment. Along with the Henley & Partners â€“ Kochenov Quality of Nationality Index, the index is considered the most reliable reference standard for global citizens.
The Henley Passport Index website
The Henley Passport Index website provides comprehensive, printable lists of the countries you can access visa-free, with an electronic visa (e-Visa), with a visa on arrival, or with a normal visa. It also allows you to compare the strength of passports and understand how you might improve your travel freedom with alternative citizenship.
Visit henleypassportindex.com to view the global ranking and find out more about your passport.
Why global mobility matters today
As the world economy has become increasingly globalized, the need for greater visa-free access has grown steadily. Across the economic spectrum, individuals want to transcend the constraints imposed on them by their country of origin and access business, financial, career, and lifestyle opportunities on a global scale.
Wealthy individuals in particular are more cosmopolitan and transnational today than ever before, with roots, networks, assets, properties, and even citizenship spanning multiple countries. In many ways, global connectivity has become an indispensable feature of wealth creation and wealth preservation, and its value will only grow as regional volatility and instability increase.
The following is an overview of selected countries, taken from the current 2018 global ranking of the Henley Passport Index:
|24||St. Kitts and Nevis||151|
|25||Antigua and Barbuda||149|
|16||Hong Kong (SAR China)||169|
*Number of countries and territories that can be entered without a visa by a citizen of the respective country.