UAE Now Tops Arton Passport Index, But 21st on Henley & Partners Index

The United Arab Emirates’ celebration of its 47th national day today coincides with its passport reaching pole position on the Arton Capital Passport Index. But on the Henley & Partners Passport Index, the UAE doesn’t even place in the top 20. What’s going on? “On the glorious UAE National Day, our achievements are getting doubled. The

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Malta, Austria Have Best Citizenship, Residence Programs Finds Henley & Partners

In its fourth annual Global Residence and Citizenship Programs report, released today, Henley & Partners finds that Austria has bumped Portugal down to runner-up position and become the world’s best residence by investment program (RIP), while Malta retains its top spot as the world’s best citizenship by investment program (CIP). According to a company press

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Dominica Tops CBI-Index Again in 2018, But Major Methodology Flaw Remains

For the second year running, Dominica has ranked first on a global ranking of citizenship by investment programs. The Citizenship by Investment Index, published by Professional Wealth Management, a subsidiary of the FT, is the product of a cooperation between independent researcher James McKay and CS Global, an investment migration consultancy. The index rates each

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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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Thirst for Tourists Driving Global Trend of Increasing Travel Freedom

Henley & Partners last week issued a second-quarter update on its Henley Passport Index, showing Japan is now alone at the top of the table for number of visa-free destinations, narrowly beating Singapore and Germany. While Japan’s ascent to pole position is perhaps not remarkable, it’s interesting to note how a global trend in mobility

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Brookes: Stop Measuring a Passport’s Strength by Number of Visa-Free Countries

This article was contributed by Gareth Brookes I was flying back into Dubai the other evening and read an interesting article claiming that the UAE’s passport strength could one day overtake that of the UK. It was a very bold statement – presumably the article’s purpose – and it certainly got me thinking. I began

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