Indian Passport Ranking 2017

Depending cross-border access of national passports, they are ranked in an order to indicate their power. India has been ranked at 75th position in the ranking of most powerful national passports. Based on the ranking, a particular national passport may or may not offer visa on arrival or visa-free entry to many countries. While the Indian passport’s ranking has improved over the last year, Singapore has become the most power Asian countries when it comes to ranking of passports with a visa-free score of 159. Being the top of the list, Singapore passport holder can take advantage of visa-free entry to 173 countries. It also means that Singapore Passport holders have more cross-border access compared to India. The Global Passport Power Rank 2017 also reveals Germany at the 2nd position followed by South Korea and Sweden at the third position. The effective foreign policy and diplomatic relations play a vital role in determining which the most powerful passport is. The ranking is based on the visa-free score which includes visa-free entry and visa on arrival facility provided by other nations. With a visa-free score of 60, China has secured the 67th position.

The following list includes the name of the countries offering visa-free and visa on arrival facility to Indian Passport holders:

Antarctica Ecuador Haiti Micronesia Samoa Togo
Bahrain El Salvador Indonesia Moldova Sao Tome and Principe Trinidad and Tobago
Bhutan Ethiopia Jamaica Montserrat Senegal Turks and Caicos Islands
Bolivia Fiji Jordan Myanmar Seychelles Tuvalu
Cambodia Macedonia (FYROM) Kenya Nepal Somalia Uganda
Cape Verde Gabon Laos Palau Sri Lanka Vanuatu
Comoros Georgia Madagascar Rwanda Svalbard Zambia
Cote d’Ivoire Grenada Maldives Saint Kitts and Nevis Tanzania Zimbabwe
Djibouti Guinea-Bissau Mauritania Saint Lucia Thailand
Dominica Guyana Mauritius Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Timor-Leste

News About Indian Passport

  • Holders of Indian passport can visa on arrival while visiting these beautiful countries

    As of 2018, the Indian passport is ranked 66th in the list of most powerful passports of the world. While 25 countries offer tourists from India visa-free travel, visa on arrival is provided in 41 and 132 countries ask them to have a pre-travel visa. Given the fall of rupee against the dollar, it is better to travel to countries that offer visa on arrival or do not require a visa.  Here are a few countries that can be visited where the Indian tourist can avail visa on arrival.

    • Sri Lanka • Thailand • Cambodia • Jordan • Kenya

    Sri Lanka, known for the breathtaking beaches is a popular destination. The island nation has its own charm and its capital is a bustling South Asian city. The visa on arrival is valid for 30 days and can be availed by paying the requisite fee of Rs.1,473.

    Thailand is one of the sought after destinations for tourists. The country is home to some of the best beaches in the country. Bangkok, Pattaya, Hua Hin, Chiang Rai, and Chiang Mai are some of the places can be visited. The visa which can be availed for Rs.4,452 has a validity period of 15 days.

    Visa on arrival offered by Cambodia costs Rs.1,453 and is valid for 30 days. The country has some stunning temples and beautiful beaches. The capital of the country Phnom Penh has a walkable riverfront and sits at the meeting point of rivers Mekong and Tonle Sap.

    The ancient rock-carved Nabatean city of Petra, the dead sea and the capital city of Amman attract tourists to Jordan. The vast expanses of the Wadi Rum is another attraction. Visa on arrival can be availed by paying Rs.4,104 which is valid for 30 days.

    Kenya known for the Masai Mara Reserve is a favourite for adventurous tourists. The country’s wildlife safaris, the presence of black rhinos which is an endangered species puts the country on the bucket list of many people. The visa is valid for 3 months and can be availed by paying the fees that amount to Rs.3,705.

    4 October 2018

  • India ranked 76th in the list of most powerful passports

    According to the Henley Passport Index released in May, India has been ranked 76th in the list of most powerful passports in the world. While Japan continues to have the most powerful passport in the world, India’s ranking has seen an upward trend since the last list which was released in January. The improvement in the rankings has been accounted for the fact that now Indian passport holders have visa-free access to 59 countries. In the last list released by the Index, India’s ranking was 86th as at that time citizens of the country could travel to only 49 countries without a visa or avail a visa upon arrival. It needs to be mentioned that the Henley Passport Index is released by the residence and citizenship planning firm named Henley and Partners. The rankings are based on data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

    7 June 2018

  • Japan and Singapore ranks as the world’s most powerful passports

    According to the recent ranking system compiled by Henley & Partners (a reputed law firm), Singapore and Japan have topped in the list of world’s powerful passports of 2018. Both the countries have outranked Germany, which stood first in 2017.

    While the rankings are decided based on several factors, the primary being a country that allows its citizens to travel to different countries without a visa. Japanese and Singaporean passport holders have ranked at number one position because they give access to a visa-free journey to 180 countries.

    Germany stands second on the list allowing its citizens to travel to 179 countries without a visa. The third positions are occupied by Spain, France, Denmark, Italy, Sweden, South Korea, and Finland, who give access to 178 countries. The United Kingdom remains fourth with 177 countries and the United States on the fifth with 173 countries.

    6 March 2018

  • The United Arab Emirates (UAE) passport to become the 32nd most dominant in the globe

    The UAE passport is gaining demand. It was reported on Sunday that the UAE passport became the 32nd most dominant passport in the entire world. The 2018 Henley Passport Index will rank the nations on the basis of the number of places their residents could commute visa-free. According to the Index, the people who hold the UAE passport can commute to 134 nations. In 2017, they were allowed to travel to 121 countries.

    The UAE, in 2017, had accumulated to 12 plus places. Over the last week, the list further grew to 13. Previous month, a MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) was signed by China and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in order to exempt the citizens of the UAE from procuring pre-visas (30 day stays). Both countries have accorded on 16 January 2018. Over the last decade, 29 destinations have been added to the passports offered by the United Arab Emirates. This is the biggest hike of any type of passports in the entire world, according to founders of the Index.

    12 February 2018

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