Japanese Passport Named World's Most Powerful, Indian Passport Ranks 81 in the Henley Passport Index
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According to the 2018 Henley Passport Index released, the Japanese passport is now the powerful in the world, which means that Japanese citizens can travel without a visa or gain a visa on arrival in 190 destinations – the most globally. The Indian passport has secured the 81st rank with visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 60 destinations. As per a report on the Independent, at the second place is the Singapore passport, allows travel to 189 destinations without a prior visa. The third place is shared with Germany, South Korea and France citizens, who will be able to enter 188 countries without a prior visa. How to Apply for Passport Online via Passport Seva Mobile App: Schedule Appointment to Track Status & More.

In this year's ranking, both UK and US have slipped the charts with 186 destinations. In 2015, these countries were the most powerful in terms of their passport. UAE is the most powerful passport in the Middle East, it has come to the 21st place, up from 62nd place in 2006. China slipped two places to 71.

The Henley Passport Index, a global ranking of the world’s passports according to the number of destinations holders can access without a prior visa, is based on data from the International Air Transport Association (Iata).