Best Passport Ranking Indexes for CBI programs

Passport ranking indexes rank some of the best passports in the world based on travel freedom, mobility, citizenship, safety and other factors.

Here are the some of the ranking indexes of worlds most powerful passports.

1. Henley Visa Restrictions Index

The Henley & Partners Visa Restrictions Index is a global ranking of countries according to the travel freedom that their citizens enjoy.  The index is produced in cooperation with the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which maintains the world’s largest database of travel information, and is published annually. Countries are ranked according to the total number of other countries which they can access visa-free.

Henley visa restrictions indexTop 10 Countries

1 Germany
2 Sweden
3 Denmark
United States
4 Austria
United Kingdom
5 Ireland (Republic of)
New Zealand

2. Nomad Passport Index

The Nomad Passport Index was designed to educate global citizens about the true value of the world’s citizenships. While most indexes compare only a passport holder’s ability to travel freely, we realized that citizens of different countries deal with far different requirements to pay tax, live freely, and avoid scrutiny when traveling. This index is designed to show the true value of citizenship in each country from the perspective of a high-achieving citizen who wants the freedom to minimize his or her tax obligations, diversify his or her wealth, and travel freely without judgment.

Nomad Passport Index

The Nomad Passport Index ranks the value of citizenship in and, by extension the passport of, 199 countries and territories in the world based on five factors:

  •  Visa-free travel – 50% of ranking
  •  Taxation – 20% of ranking
  •  Perception – 10% of ranking
  •  Dual citizenship – 10% of ranking
  •  Overall freedom – 10% of ranking

Top 10 Countries

  • 1  Sweden
  • 2  Belgium
  • 3(T) Italy
  • 3(T) Spain
  • 5 Ireland
  • 6(T) Finland
  • 6(T) Germany
  • 8(T) Denmark
  • 8(T) Switzerland
  • 8(T) Luxembourg
  • 11(T) France
  • 11(T) New Zealand
  • 13 Portugal
  • 14(T) Canada
  • 14(T) Netherlands

3. Kochenov QNI Index

The Kochenov Quality of Nationality Index (QNI) provides a comprehensive ranking of the quality of nationalities worldwide. QNI looks at how successful the country is in terms of human development, economic prosperity and peace and stability.

QNI - Quality of Nationality Index

These are the three internal and external factors QNI takes into account:

  • Human development
  • Economic strength
  • Peace and stability
  • Travel freedom
  • Settlement freedom

Top 10 Countries

  • 1 – Germany
  • 2 – France
  • 2 – Denmark
  • 3 – Iceland
  • 4 – Sweden
  • 5 – Norway
  • 6 – Finland
  • 7 – Italy
  • 7 – Austria
  • 8 – Netherlands
  • 9 – Switzerland
  • 10 – Spain

4. CBI Index

CBI Index is a comprehensive ranking system that evaluates active citizenship by investment programmes in the twelve nations.

CBI index

The Seven Pillars that constitute the CBI Index include:

  • Freedom of Movement
  • Standard of Living
  • Minimum Investment Outlay
  • Mandatory Travel or Residence
  • Citizenship Timeline
  • Ease of Processing

Top 10 Countries

  1. Dominica
  2. St Kitts and Nevis
  3. Grenada
  4. Antigua and Barbuda
  5. Saint Lucia
  6. Vanuatu
  7. Cyprus
  8. Comoros
  9. Malta
  10. Bulgaria

5. Passport Index

Arton Capital’s Passport Index is the world’s most popular online interactive tool, which collects, displays and ranks the passports of the world.

Arton Passport Index

To determine the individual rank of each passport, a three-tier method is applied:

  • Visa-Free Score (VFS) – includes visa-free (VF) and visa on arrival (VOA)
  • VF portion of their score vs VOA
  • United Nations Development Programme Human Development Index (UNDP HDI) is used as a tie breaker. The UNDP HDI is a significant measure on the country’s perception abroad.

Top 10 Countries

1 Germany


2 Sweden

South Korea

3 Denmark







United Kingdom

United States

4 Luxembourg






6. Ius Pecuniae Index

The Ius Pecuniae Index by HF corporation, analyses and compares different countries that run citizenship by investment programs, thereby granting citizenship to foreign individuals if the foreigners make certain pecuniary (monetary) contribution.

lus pecuniae

Malta 1
Cyprus 2
Antigua and Barbuda 3
St Kitts and Nevis 4
Dominica 5
Grenada 6
St Lucia 7
Vanuatu 8

7. Bayat Migration Index

Bayat Migration Index is the world’s first index that ranks countries by attractiveness to immigrate.

Migration index

8. Best Citizenships Index

The Best Citizenships Index (BCI) ranks the best best passports in the world based on the following factors

Best citizenships index

  •   Rarity – 5 points
  •    World reputation – 3 points
  •    Visa free countries total – 3 points
  •    Country Wealth – 3 points
  • Visiting UK without visa – 1 point
  •    Visiting USA without visa – 1 point
  •   Visiting Canada without visa – 1 point
  • Total – 20 points

Top 5 Countries

  1.  Monaco
  2. Liechtenstein
  3. Switzerland
  4. Luxembourg
  5. Austria




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