But the U.S. passport is more powerful. Canadians have it pretty easy when it comes to travel — at least in non-pandemic times. With visa-free access to 185 countries, Canadians enjoy one of the best-ranked passports in the world according to the latest ranking from the Henley Passport Index.
Canada regularly features among the countries with the world's most powerful passports, offering visa-free access, which is seen as a measurement of the freedom of citizens of a country, to 185 destinations.
While the U.S. has 16 countries ahead of it on Henley's Passport Index for July 2022, the land of the free had fewer countries place before it compared to last year's ranking. In 2021, the U.S. ranked in seventh place with passport access to 185 travel destinations.
Canada registered the eighth spot on the list in 2021, moving up from the ninth position in 2020. Its pinnacle was reached in 2014 when the Canadian passport ranked second highest on the list. As of 2022, Canadian passport holders can visit 185 countries visa-free.
The Top 10 Most Powerful Passports in the World
The top 10 most powerful passports in 2022 are those issued by Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Germany, Spain, Italy, Finland, Luxembourg, Austria, and Denmark.
Japan has the world's most powerful passport - providing hassle-free entry to 193 countries. Just one country short, Singapore and South Korea are tied in second place, according to the latest Henley Passport Index from Henley & Partners, an immigration consultancy.
The U.S. passport brings many benefits that are seen distinctly by different eligible LPRs: Green Card holders go through separate lines from U.S. passport holders when crossing U.S. borders and can suffer more scrutiny in that moment; U.S. passport holders can visit many countries without having to get (and pay for) a ...
French nationality remained the best in the world according to the 2018 edition of the Quality of Nationality Index, earning a score of 83.5% out of a possible 100%, fractionally ahead of Germany and the Netherlands.
The Canadian Armed Forces is comprised of approximately 68,000 Regular Force and 27,000 Reserve Force members, increasing to 71,500 and 30,000 respectively under Strong, Secure, Engaged − Canada's defence policy, as well as 5,200 Ranger Patrol Group members.
US citizens can obtain Canadian citizenship, but just as other foreign nationals, they need to become Permanent Residents first. After having held Permanent Resident status for a minimum of 5 years, then they can apply for Canadian Citizenship.
Before 1947, there were two types of passports: those issued to people who were born British subjects (navy blue cover) and those issued to people naturalised as British subjects (red cover). Today, there are five types of Canadian passports: Regular Passport (navy blue cover)
You might lose your U.S. citizenship in specific cases, including if you: Run for public office in a foreign country (under certain conditions) Enter military service in a foreign country (under certain conditions) Apply for citizenship in a foreign country with the intention of giving up U.S. citizenship.
Japan once again holds the most powerful passport, allowing visa-free access to 193 countries, according to the Henley Passport Index's third quarter 2022 report released Tuesday.
DISADVANTAGES. You are now liable for US tax on your worldwide income if you leave the US. Unlike most other countries, US citizens pay tax on their worldwide income, regardless of where they are living. So if you move to the Cayman Islands and live there 20 years, you are still required to pay US taxes.
The most difficult countries to obtain citizenship include Vatican City, Liechtenstein, Bhutan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Switzerland, China, and North Korea. If you have ever submitted an application for citizenship, you will know just how difficult the process can be.
To enter Russia for any purpose, a U.S. citizen must possess a valid U.S. passport and a bona fide visa issued by a Russian Embassy or Consulate. It is impossible to obtain an entry visa upon arrival, so travelers must apply for their visas well in advance.
Canadians typically do not require visas to enter the United States, although there are some exceptions. Citizens of certain other countries also do not require entry visas to visit the United States. For more information, please visit the Visa Waiver section of the State Department website.
2022 Henley Passport Index
An Afghan passport has once again been labelled by the index as the least powerful passport in the world, with its nationals only able to visit 26 destinations visa-free.
Which countries aren't allowed in Israel? None! Israel allows tourists from every single nation, even those that do not recognize Israel. Every nationality is allowed to enter Israel, but some need a visa approved in advance.
You can have as many citizenships as you want, but how many should you have? Well, it's all up to you. Four passports are usually sufficient, however, for some people, two or three will suffice. The first step is to diversify, and then you should cover all of your bases.
A Japanese passport provides hassle-free entry to 193 countries, according to the latest Henley Passport Index from Henley & Partners, reason why it's the most powerful in the world. What makes a powerful passport? The country with the highest visa-free score has the most powerful passport.