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Passports with more power
By TTR WEEKLY -
July 4, 2019
LONDON, 4 July 2019: Moving into the third quarter of 2019, Japan and Singapore share the top spot on the Henley Passport Index, with a visa-free/visa-on-arrival score of 189.

This latest ranking of passport power and global mobility– marks the culmination of an 18-month long winning streak, after the duo unseated Germany from its long-held top position at the beginning of 2018.

The index, based on exclusive data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), measures the strength of your passport in delivering convenient visa-free or visa-on-arrival travel.

Falling from the top spot it shared with Japan and Singapore last quarter, South Korea now sits in second place along with Finland and Germany, accessing 187 destinations without a prior visa.

Finland’s ascent is due to recent changes to Pakistan’s formerly highly restrictive visa policy.

In the hope of attracting tourists and boosting its struggling economy, Pakistan now offers an ETA (Electronic Travel Authority) to 50 countries, notably excluding the UK or the US.

With a score of 183, the UK and the US now share the sixth spot – the lowest position either country has held since 2010, and a significant drop from their first place ranking in 2014.

Denmark, Italy, and Luxembourg share third place, while France, Spain, and Sweden sit in jointly in fourth place.

In positive shifts elsewhere, the United Arab Emirates has entered the top 20 for the first time in the index’s 14-year history, more than doubling its number of visa-free destinations over the past five years.

Afghanistan remains at the bottom of the global mobility spectrum, with access to just 25 destinations worldwide.

Out of the 109 countries monitored Thailand sits in the 70th slot with a score of 74 compared with Singapore the leader that has a visa-free/visa-on-arrival score of 189.

China in 74th place had a score of 70 and it happens to be the largest outbound travel market bar none. Any improvement in visa-free or visa-on-arrival permissions for this passport would have a major impact on global travel.
https://www.ttrweekly.com/site/2019/07/ ... ore-power/

Full report: https://www.henleypassportindex.com/ass ... 190701.pdf
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Which country has the most expensive passport to be in possession of? I'm in the process of renewing my Australian passport which finds me $AUS293 lighter for a 32 page 10 year document (which I'll destroy in 5)
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Bastards!

World's most expensive passports (2018)

Australia $282
Turkey $255.66
Switzerland $182
New Zealand $168
Canada $161
United States $155
United Kingdom $149.50
Singapore $78.50

http://www.traveller.com.au/most-powerf ... 018-h0vy2f
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Kung-fu Hillbilly wrote: Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:55 pm Which country has the most expensive passport to be in possession of? I'm in the process of renewing my Australian passport which finds me $AUS293 lighter for a 32 page 10 year document (which I'll destroy in 5)
And to add insult to injury...if you need it urgently add $215 (2 business days vs 3 weeks). Also, add $132 if you apply at embassy overseas.
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Kung-fu Hillbilly wrote: Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:00 pm Bastards!

World's most expensive passports (2018)

Australia $282
Turkey $255.66
Switzerland $182
New Zealand $168
Canada $161
United States $155
United Kingdom $149.50
Singapore $78.50

http://www.traveller.com.au/most-powerf ... 018-h0vy2f

different site; different fees

MOST expensive Lebanon $330
Australia $209
Canada $128
UK 90
USA $140

Cheapest Biometric passports; ( all 10 years)
Trinidad $20
Bulgaria $22
India $23
Spain $25!!!!
China $29
https://www.passport-collector.com/pass ... ld-2018-2/
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Cambodia has got to be one of the most expensive in relation to GDP. around 7.2%. Compared with Singapore at 0.09%
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Bit odd the way they number the rankings:

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It should be:

1= Japan & Singapore
3= Finland, Germany, South Korea
6= Denmark, Italy, Luxembourg
9= France, Spain, Sweden
etc
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got my last us passport via the outreach that the embassy has in Phuket,
Adult passport renewal: $110 ---52 pages--44 pages for stamps...uually get 7-8 years out of one
PLUS 100 baht to have it ems'd to me when it arrived in Bangkok, took 9 days


Other us embassy fees
Notary Services
Each officer signature (seal): $50
Certification of a true copy (passport): $50
Affidavit: $50
Renunciation of U.S. citizenship: $2,350
Charge for Consular Time (for fee services performed outside of normal business hours or away from the office): $135 / hour
Photocopies: $1 / page
ALL in all the us embassy is not to bad especially, if ur in thailand and use their outreach program...
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It's not at all clear whether the purported passport fees have been converted to US$ or not.

Don't know where all these silly Canadian passport fees are sourced. A 5-year adult passport is $120 CDN (about $90US). A 10-year is $160 CDN ($120 US). These are in-country fees.

Otherwise, it's $190/$260 for application at Canadian embassies abroad.

Aussies definitely getting ripped off. Again.
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ExPenhMan wrote: Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:27 pm It's not at all clear whether the purported passport fees have been converted to US$ or not.

Don't know where all these silly Canadian passport fees are sourced. A 5-year adult passport is $120 CDN (about $90US). A 10-year is $160 CDN ($120 US). These are in-country fees.

Otherwise, it's $190/$260 for application at Canadian embassies abroad.

Aussies definitely getting ripped off. Again.
Are your prices in Canadian dollars or US?
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