The Henley Passport Index

The Henley Passport Index is the authoritative ranking of all passports across the globe, based on the number of destinations the holders of the passports can access without having a visa. This index is based on the data derived from the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The IATA is the most accurate database when it comes to travel information.

The Henley Passport index offers a lot of services for protecting and also growing your passport and wealth. The firm does not offer investment advice or any kind of asset management suggestions.

Inception of The Henley Passport Index

The very idea and concept of citizenship planning and residence had been created by Henley & Partners during the 1990s. As globalisation started to spread, the residence and citizenship concepts had become very important among many entrepreneurs and investors.

While the origins date back to over 45 years, Henley & Partners had been formed in 1997. It was created as a private client immigration consultancy, and a fiduciary firm.

Features of The Henley Passport Index

  • It offers services only if it genuinely assists the client.
  • It always makes sure to find the best solutions for their clients by following an efficient method.
  • The clients are presented with personal and professional services.
  • The business is based on integrity, honesty, and the ethical standards.

Global Ranking and Visa Lists

  • On a specific date each year, Henley & Partners gets data from the International Air Transport Authority (IATA).
  • This data is the basis of the Henley Passport Index.
  • There are always updates to visa policies, and in order to create detailed visa lists for all 199 passports and ensure accuracy of this data, the research team of Henley & Partners uses reliable online sources and cross-checks every passport against the 227 possible travel destinations.
  • The process goes on throughout the year.
  • This is then coupled with a monitoring system to catch any visa-policy changes.

Conditions and criteria

  • For every travel destination, if there is no visa is required for a certain passport holder from a country/territory, the value = 1 for that passport.
  • A value = 1 is applied if the passport holders can get a visa on arrival/a visitor’s permit/electronic travel authority (ETA) when they enter the country. These kinds of visas do not require pre-departure documents or government approval.
  • Where a visa is required/where a passport holder has to get a government-approved visa, a score value = 0 will be assigned.
  • A value = 0 is assigned if the passport holders need get any pre-departure documents government approval for a visa on arrival.
  • The score for every passport is equal to the number of destinations it has for which no visa will be required.

Please note that the index assumes the following:

  • The passport is a valid one.
  • You are an adult citizen of the country in which the passport is issued.
  • The passport is ‘normal’ and not an emergency, diplomatic, or temporary one.
  • You do not meet complex requirements (possessing a government-issued letter).
  • You meet all the requirements for entry into the country.
  • You arrive and depart from the same airport.
  • You have taken all required vaccinations.
  • The duration of your short stay is between three days and several months.
  • You will enter the country for a short stay rather than a transit.
  • Your entry into the destination is for a tourist or business purpose.
  • The port of your entry is a major city/capital.

Please note that the visa policy of Greenland and the Faroe Islands will be taken to be the same as that of Denmark.

The Henley Passport Index Offices

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Canada
  • Singapore
  • South Africa (Cape Town)
  • South Africa (Durban)
  • South Africa (Johannesburg)
  • China (Beijing)
  • China (Shanghai)
  • Cyprus
  • Dubai (UAE)
  • St. Kitts and Nevis
  • St. Lucia
  • Switzerland (Geneva)
  • Switzerland (Zurich)
  • Grenada
  • Hong Kong
  • India (Delhi NCR)
  • India (Mumbai)
  • Thailand
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Montenegro
  • Latvia
  • Nigeria
  • Philippines
  • Portugal
  • South Korea
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom
  • Vietnam

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