Do you know about the most powerful passport in the world? Yes, passports are ranked by the Mobility Score (MS) system based on how many countries the passport will allow the holder to travel to without requiring a visa.
The Second Passports, also known as the “Golden Visas” and sometimes referenced by this term, “Permanent Residency by Investment” is essentially a pathway for international investors and high-net-worth individuals to immigrate to a foreign country by investing in that country. This way they are issued the passport of that country.
Many foreign nationals use this program to acquire powerful passports that will allow global mobility, allowing them to travel to the maximum number of countries, visa-free that the passport has access to.
Currently, the Japanese passport is the most powerful in the world. A passport issued by Japan will allow the holder to travel to 193 different countries and territories without having to get a visa in advance. Unfortunately, one of the requirements is that it be your only passport, so this cannot become your Second Passport.
Which Countries Offer Second Passports Through Investment?
Many countries in the world offer Second Passports such as:
- Antigua & Barbuda
- Canada (Quebec)
- Saint Lucia
- St. Kitts & Nevis
- United Kingdom
- United States
All these countries have different specifications and requirements for the investors, therefore you must consider your options carefully to make an informed decision.