Indian Passport Rank

India is a unique and wonderful country to travel in. What about Indians wanting to travel abroad? The number of Indians traveling abroad has increased tremendously. The Indian passport has recently ranked at the 83rd position on the Henley Passport Index. It was ranked 90th in 2021. Japan and Singapore are ranked at the top of the index. Below we take a look at the criteria of this index and the countries one can travel to visa-free and with a visa on arrival on an Indian passport. This will give insight into the Indian passport rank. 

Indian Passport Rank
Indian Passport Rank

Henley Passport Index 

  • The Henley Passport Index takes the number of locations the holder can travel to without a prior visa into consideration for the passport rank. It is the original ranking according to the number of travel destinations allowed. 
  • The Henley Passport Index was inaugurated in 2006 and consists of 199 passports. 
  • It was formed by Dr. Christian H. Kaelin (chairman of Henley & Partners). The rankings use private data from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) which holds the world’s biggest and most precise database of travel information. 
  • It is updated all year and also when visa policy modifications take place. 

India has Visa-Free Access to:

OCEANIA

Cook Islands

Fiji

Marshall Islands 

Micronesia

Niue

Palau Islands 

Samoa 

Tuvalu 

Vanuatu

MIDDLE EAST

Iran 

Jordan 

Oman

Qatar

EUROPE

Albania

Serbia

CARIBBEAN

Barbados

British Virgin Islands

Dominica

Grenada

Haiti

Jamaica

Montserrat

St. Kitts and Nevis

St. Lucia 

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Trinidad and Tobago

ASIA

Bhutan

Cambodia 

Indonesia

Laos 

Macao (SAR China)

Maldives 

Myanmar 

Nepal

Sri Lanka 

Thailand 

Timor-Leste 

AMERICAS

Bolivia 

El Salvador

AFRICA

Botswana 

Cape Verde Islands 

Comores Islands 

Ethiopia 

Gabon 

Guinea-Bissau 

Madagascar 

Mauritania 

Mauritius

Mozambique 

Rwanda 

Senegal

Seychelles 

Sierra Leone 

Somalia 

Tanzania 

Togo 

Tunisia

Uganda 

Zimbabwe 

India has Visa on Arrival access to:

Thailand

Mauritius

Indonesia

Nepal

Maldives

Bhutan

Seychelles

Malaysia

Sri Lanka

Hong Kong

Vietnam

Fiji

Turkey

Macau

Cambodia

Jordan

Laos

Ivory Coast

Types of Visa 

Visa on Arrival 

This visa is granted at the port of entry of the country. 

Visa-Free 

These are countries that do not require a visa from visitors from other countries. They are called visa-free nations. 

E-visa

This is a standard visa that is issued online. 

Entry Permit 

This is issued instead of a visa. It allows visitors to enter countries for a definite period of time. 

Low Ranked Passports 

The Afghanistan passport ranks 111th and Iraq ranks 110th allowing limiting visa-free travel. These passports are considered the most limiting passports to hold. Pakistan is fourth among the lowest-ranked passports. 

Visa-Free Country Travel 

Both Japan and Singapore have visa-free access to 192 countries. Afghanistan ranked 111th and has access to 26 countries visa-free.  Iraq is ranked 110th and has access to 28 countries visa-free. 

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FAQs

Which countries rank at the top of the Henley Passport Index?

Japan and Singapore rank at the top of the Henley Passport Index.

Which rank is India on?

India is currently ranked 83rd.

How many countries do Japan and Singapore have access to visa-free?

Japan and Singapore have access to 192 countries visa-free. 

How many countries do Afghanistan and Iraq have access to visa-free?

Afghanistan and Iraq have access to 26 and 28 visa-free countries respectively. 

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