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    Default How many passports do you have? Which is the best one to have?

    Apparently the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has the most powerful passport enabling you to travel the globe to 167 countries without a VISA.

    A USA passport is in third place, alongside Denmark, Sweden and Finland whilst a UK passport remains in fourth place in ranking with Belgium, Austria and Japan all allowing you to travel to 165 countries without a visa.

    The Singapore passport and Germany are joint second allowing you to travel to 166 countries without a visa.

    The UK ties for fourth place with Belgium, Austria, Japan, Greece, Portugal, Switzerland, Ireland and Canada on 164 countries.

    Czech Republic and Hungarian passports offer visa-free travel to 163 countries.

    Ranked #6 with 162 countries are Malta, Iceland and New Zealand

    ANd if you have any of the following passports you can travel to 161 countries in - Australia , Malaysia, Slovenia, Poland, Lithuania, Slovakia and Latvia.

    More interesting facts here - https://www.passportindex.org/byRank.php
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    Default Re: How many passports do you have? Which is the best one to have?

    I know, I know. If you look at a globe and put your index finger on the Netherlands, not only will you completely cover it, but also parts of Germany, Belgium, Britain and the North Sea. It is that small.

    However, the Dutch (= the Netherlands´) passport is in the third place (165), next to Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Luxemburg, France, Italy, Spain, South Korea and the United States.

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    Default Re: How many passports do you have? Which is the best one to have?

    World’s top 10 best and worst passports for travel in 2018

    https://gulfbusiness.com/revealed-wo...ravel-in-2018/

    TOP 10 BEST PASSPORTS FOR VISA-FREE TRAVEL

    1: Japan, Singapore
    Score: 180

    2: Germany
    Score: 179

    3: France, Italy, Spain, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, South Korea
    Score: 178

    4: Portugal, Austria, United Kingdom, Norway, Luxembourg, Netherlands
    Score: 177

    5: Canada, Switzerland, Ireland, United States
    Score: 176

    6: Australia, Greece, Belgium
    Score: 174

    7: Malta, New Zealand, Czech Republic
    Score: 173

    8: Iceland
    Score: 172

    9: Hungary
    Score: 171

    10: Latvia
    Score: 170


    TOP 10 WORST PASSPORTS FOR VISA-FREE TRAVEL

    1. Afghanistan
    Score: 24

    2. Iraq
    Score: 27

    3. Syria
    Score: 28

    4. Pakistan
    Score: 30

    5. Somalia
    Score: 32

    6. Yemen
    Score: 35

    7. Libya, Nepal
    Score: 36

    8. Eritrea
    Score: 37

    9. Lebanon, Iran, Kosovo, Bangladesh
    Score: 38

    10. Palestinian Territory, Ethiopia, South Sudan
    Score: 39

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    Default Re: How many passports do you have? Which is the best one to have?

    If any one has more than one passport, I would suggest NOT posting that information here unless you are absolutely positive your identity here on Avalon is anonymous and no one is going to track you down from your online presence.

    While many people have two passports and two citizenships, some countries will revoke your citizenship or limit your rights if they find that you have citizenship elsewhere. Even if you are positive the laws of all the countries you hold passports in are okay, laws are constantly changing. Just a suggestion.

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    Default Re: How many passports do you have? Which is the best one to have?

    I have Irish/EU and Canadian. Both countries allow "dual citizenship.
    I also could qualify for an UK passport but Irish have the right to live/work in the UK so it's a non issue for me.

    Interestingly Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the UK are reviewing a CANZUK Zone be set up. Freedom to live/work in either of the above nations. All are former British colonies for people without serious criminal histories.
    https://www.canzukinternational.com/

    Highly skilled Canadians can relatively easily acquire residency in the USA. ....we tend not to exercise that option, some do.

    As a note, whatever passport you are traveling on is the country you are traveling under. If for eg I fly out of Canada on my Irish passport......that is my citizenship at that point. I am in effect an Irish Citizen and EU National so can reside anywhere in the Eurozone. If I travel to Europe on my Canadian passport I have to wait in lines and am given 6 months permission to stay.

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    Default Re: How many passports do you have? Which is the best one to have?

    Speaking about passports...

    Today by coincidence I was looking up countries that don't impose income tax on their citizens.
    U.A.E. was listed as one of the very few that don't.

    But alas, it's not so easy to pack up your belongings and move there if you are an U.S. citizen.

    If you just move there you will still have to pay your U.S. taxes.
    To avoid paying your U.S. taxes you first need to renounce your U.S. citizenship
    and for that the U.S. levies a high tax on you.

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