The reason for the low rank of the Indian passport varies across sectors that include national poverty, international status, size of the country, economy, and more.
There is good news for Indian passport holders even as the travel industry stays fragile with the ongoing pandemic. The passport ranks at 83rd position, seven positions up from its 90th ranking in 2021. A passport's strength is measured by the number of countries its holders can visit without requiring a prior visa.
India has improved its passport power ranking for the year 2022, climbing seven places to rank in 83rd place compared to the 90th position last year, according to the latest report from the Henley Passport Index.
Originally Answered: Why are Indian passports so weak? Indians are notorious for immigrating illegally. They either overstay their visa, obtain a different visa than applicable or try to enter other countries without any documentation too.
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Afghanistan is at the bottom of the index with its passport holders only able to access 26 destinations without a visa.
According to the index, Pakistan is placed on the 109th position on the list, with visa-free access to only 31 destinations across the world. Only three other countries' passports rank lower than Pakistan's in the world which include Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Nepal's passport is among the weakest in the world—weaker than North Korea's. The dismal state of the Nepali passport can largely be attributed to Nepalis hiding out illegally in foreign countries while on temporary visas, say officials.
What Country Has the Weakest Passport? Afghanistan has the weakest passport in the world by travel freedom. The HPI places Afghanistan at the bottom of its list, in 112th place. A passport issued by Afghanistan allows the holder to enter only 26 countries and territories without applying for a visa in advance.
According to the 1 January 2018 Henley visa restrictions index, holders of a Chinese passport are granted visa free or visa on arrival access to 70 countries and territories, ranking the Chinese passport 68th in the world Chinese passport is also the highest-ranked passport in Communist state.
The Constitution of India does not allow holding Indian citizenship and citizenship of a foreign country simultaneously. Based on the recommendation of the High Level committee on Indian Diaspora, the Government of India decided to grant Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) commonly known as 'dual citizenship'.
Yes, Indian citizens do need a visa to visit Dubai. Indians with a valid US, UK, Schengen etc visa do not require a separate Dubai (UAE) visa, they can enter Dubai (UAE) based on these countries visas directly upon landing by filling up a simple form and getting a visa on arrival, for up to two weeks.
Abu Dhabi: The passport of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is ranked on the list of the world's top 20 most powerful passports in the first quarter of 2022, according to the Henley Passport Index. The UAE passport ranked 15 this year and 16th in 2021 with a visa-free/visa-on-arrival score of 173.
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine passport placed 77th out of 111 in the 2022 Henley Passport Index (HPI), slightly higher than 2021's 82nd spot.
The United States passport has been placed in the sixth position in the Henley Passport Index regarding the first quarter of this year since its passport permits its holder to travel to a total of 186 countries worldwide visa-free.
As of 5 April 2022, Russian citizens had visa-free or visa on arrival access to 118 countries and territories, ranking the Russian passport 49th in terms of travel freedom according to the Henley Passport Index.
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea passport is the passport which may be issued to citizens of North Korea, for international travel. Since the majority of North Koreans do not get opportunities to leave their country, DPRK passports are rarely issued. A Biometric DPRK passport for public affairs.
The Australian passport is the 8th strongest in the world – it allows you to travel to more than 180 countries and territories, visa-free or by obtaining a visa upon arrival.
Japan and Singapore, where passport holders can visit 192 countries visa-free. Germany and South Korea, where passport holders can visit 190 countries visa-free. Finland, Italy, Luxembourg and Spain, where passport holders can visit 189 countries visa-free.
Holders of the United Kingdom (UK) passport are eligible to travel to a total of 186 destinations worldwide without being obliged to obtain a visa in order to do so, which ranks the UK in the sixth position in the list of the world's most powerful passports.
With visa-free access to 185 countries, Canadians enjoy one of the best-ranked passports in the world according to the latest ranking from the Henley Passport Index. Our travel document took the number seven spot worldwide alongside Australia, Czechia, Greece and Malta.
KATHMANDU, Jan 12: Nepal's passport has been listed as the 7th weakest in the world. According to a survey conducted by Henley & Partners, a global citizenship and residence advisory firm based in London, Nepal's passport ranks 7th among the weakest passports in the world.
The Nepali Army has about 95,000 infantry army and air service members protecting the sovereignty of Nepal. In August 2018, The Himalayan Times estimated total army forces to be around 96,000 while The Kathmandu Post estimated it to be 92,000.
United Arab Emirates Now Has the Most Powerful Passport in the World. UAE's passport dominates the Passport Index by Arton Capital at the moment. With current COVID-19 travel restrictions factored in, the UAE tops Arton Capital's Passport Index with visa-free access to 160 destinations.