India ranks 78th in Global Passport Index

Jan 19, 2017 11:14 IST

The Indian passport in the third week of January 2017 was ranked 78th in a global ranking of the world’s most powerful passports. The visa-free score of India is 46.

The list was topped by Germany with a visa-free score of 157. On the other hand, Singapore overtook South Korea and became the highest ranked Asian passport with a visa-free score of 156.

Pakistan and China ranked 94 and 66 in the list respectively.

The least powerful passport in the ranking was Afghanistan with a visa-free score of only 23.

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Top 5 most powerful passports

Rank

Country

Visa Free Score

1

Germany

158

2

Sweden and Singapore

157

3

Denmark, Finland, France, Spain, Switzerland, Norway, United Kingdom and United States of America

156

4

Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Luxembourg, Portugal and Japan

155

5

Malaysia, Ireland, Canada and New Zealand

154

About Indian Passport

An Indian passport is issued by the President of India to citizens of the Republic of India for travelling abroad.

It enables the bearer to travel internationally.

It also serves as proof of Indian citizenship as per the Passports Act (1967).

The Consular Passport & Visa (CPV), Division of the Ministry of External Affairs, is responsible for issuing Indian passports on demand to all eligible Indian citizens.

As of November 2014, around 60 million Indians hold valid passports.

About Passport Index

Arton Capital's Passport Index collects, displays and ranks the passports of the world.

It is the only real time global ranking of the world’s passports.

The latest edition of the global ranking is based on cross-border access of national passports.

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