Owning a passport is not just a privilege, it is a human right. Sadly though, because of the world, politics, war, political stability and domination, some passports are more useful than others. And when it comes to travel, either for holiday, business or emergency, there are some passports that are more helpful than others. Powerful passports do not just provide you these favors.
Owning the ‘right’ passport can get you places. It can save you a lot of money with visa-free travel, it can allow dual citizenship, international taxation, the way people perceive you and – most importantly – Freedom.
Having a passport is often the difference between life and death too, if you think of refugees who need to travel illegally to escape their country.
So what are the top ten most powerful passports in the world? Well, if you own one of these, consider yourself lucky.
TOP 10 POWERFUL PASSPORTS
Arton Capital, a company that specializes in global residence and citizenship developed the rankings. They put together a list of the ten most powerful passports, of course, to help their clients.
OWN ANY OF THE POWERFUL PASSPORTS?
If you own any of the above passports it is clear that you will have easier access to travel, will not pay a lot in visa fees or will not need visas at all, will be perceived in a good light by others and if you are looking to move country or for citizenship elsewhere, it will come pretty easily.
People from Singapore can travel to 159 countries, visa-free. Compare this to Afghanistan where their citizens can only travel to 22 countries visa-free. Pakistan, Iraq, Syria, and Somalia are also right at the bottom of the list, with Afghanistan.
This is also the first year that an Asian country has headed the list, so big thumbs up to Singapore. They’re clearly doing something right and you may find people reading this and looking at their Singaporean heritage. Are they in line for a passport?
Either way, if you can, always have a passport that is valid and legal. You may not have one of the ten most powerful passports but you will at least have a passport. You never know when you may need it to explore the world.