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.
The Canadian passport currently ranks on the 9th place according to the Guide Passport Ranking Index. It provides visa-free access to 188 countries. With a high mobility score it is one of the most desirable passports in the world.
Canada has the 9th most powerful passport in the world. By passport strength we mean, how many places can the holder travel without visa restrictions? And according to the 2019 Henley Passport Index, Canadians can travel to 183 countries applying for a visa at an Embassy.
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.
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.
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.
If more than one country recognizes you as a citizen, you have dual citizenship. You don't apply for dual citizenship, and there is no related certificate. Canadians are allowed to take foreign citizenship while keeping their Canadian citizenship.
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.
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.
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.
And top of the index this year is… Japan. Surprise, surprise. The country has long been near the very top of the ranking, with its passports allowing citizens to visit a whopping 193 countries without requiring a visa. Japan is followed by Singapore and South Korea, both of which get access to 192 countries.
U.S. citizens are allowed to have more than one valid U.S. passport at the same time, according to the National Passport Information Center, which is a division of the U.S. State Department. But in most cases, you are only allowed to have two valid passports at a time, according to the NPIC.
A Canadian will not lose their citizenship if they take on another nationality or nationalities. If they are naturalized as a citizen, they will retain their original citizenship in addition to their Canadian citizenship, provided that the other country also allows dual citizenship.
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.
Yes. Canadians can own real property in the USA. In fact, anyone may own property in the United States, regardless of their citizenship. It is important to note that if you buy property in the U.S., you still must abide by laws about the length of your stay in America.
Which country's passport can be obtained in the fastest way? A Vanuatu passport can be obtained in one month by an investment of $130,000. Together with the investor, a spouse, children under 25 and parents over 50 can participate in the program.
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.
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.