The Passport Index-Index – An Overview of Passport Rankings

If there’s one thing the investment migration industry isn’t short on, it’s passport rankings. We’ve put together a handy overview of passport indices and CBI-program rankings (alphabetically ordered). While there’s a great deal of overlap between them, each ranking relies on a different methodology to evaluate citizenships and, by extension, passports. No wonder so few

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Press Release: French Nationality Best in World According to Quality of Nationality Index

Press release via Henley & Partners France’s quality of nationality is the best in the world, according to the 3rd edition of the Henley & Partners – Kochenov Quality of Nationality Index (QNI), which was launched in London today. The French nationality earned a score of 81.7% out of a possible 100%, fractionally ahead of Germany, which was knocked off

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Campaigners Stage Protest Outside Event Celebrating Malta IIP

As service providers and government officials gathered to attend a gala dinner in honor of the success of the Malta Individual Investor Programme in London on Friday, a handful of anti-citizenship by investment activists gathered outside the entrance to protest. The demonstrators held up placards bearing the inscription “Maltese citizenship for sale, apply here”, and

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The Passport Professor – An Investment Migration Insider Exclusive Interview

Born in the former Soviet Union, he is keenly aware that the Rule of Law is what stands in the way of political autocracy, and he has strong opinions on what role the EU should play in shaping the international order. But enough about Vladimir Putin. Last week, Professor Dimitry Kochenov – together with co-publisher

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German Nationality World’s Best, Afghan Worst, According to Index Released Today

Investment Migration Insider has previously sung the praises of the Quality of Nationality Index, which the editor considers to have the best data and soundest methodology of all the citizenship/passport indices. Today, at a well-known modern art museum in London (which made the author sign an indemnity form promising not to name it) before a

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Index Mania: How to interpret the recent deluge of citizenship rankings

Opinion of the editor: It appears every investment migration company worth their salt is publishing some form of citizenship index these days. Otherwise, who would take them seriously, right? But the quality of these indices differs widely. Some are genuinely useful and informative, others are self-serving and methodologically unsound, and others yet have, shall we

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