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:
|Bahrain||El Salvador||Indonesia||Moldova||Sao Tome and Principe||Trinidad and Tobago|
|Bhutan||Ethiopia||Jamaica||Montserrat||Senegal||Turks and Caicos Islands|
|Cape Verde||Gabon||Laos||Palau||Sri Lanka||Vanuatu|
|Cote d’Ivoire||Grenada||Maldives||Saint Kitts and Nevis||Tanzania||Zimbabwe|
|Dominica||Guyana||Mauritius||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||Timor-Leste|