While near the top of the ranking for many years, Singapore until recently had to settle for a silver medal in the competition to have the world’s best passport, as measured by Arton Capital’s popular Passport Index. This year, though, Paraguay removed visa-requirements for Singaporean visitors, thrusting its passport into the lead with a visa-free score of 159.
“For the first time ever, an Asian country has the most powerful passport in the world. It is a testament to Singapore’s inclusive diplomatic relations and effective foreign policy,” commented Managing Director of Arton Capital’s Singapore office, Philippe May.
The Passport Index, which won our tongue-in-cheek Investment Migration Index Award earlier this year, is one of several competing indices that measure the value of citizenships and nationalities.
Christian Henrik Nesheim is the founder and editor of Investment Migration Insider, the #1 magazine – online or offline – for residency and citizenship by investment. He is an internationally recognized expert, speaker, documentary producer, and writer on the subject of investment migration, whose work is cited in the Economist, Bloomberg, Fortune, Forbes, Newsweek, and Business Insider. Norwegian by birth, Christian has spent the last 14 years in the United States, China, and Spain.