About Us

About Us

Welcome to NEED VISA

In today’s time, the world has become a global village and it has become a lot easier to visit various countries all over the world. However, you need to have proper knowledge and information about the whole process of acquiring the visa and the various embassy guidelines which will ensure that you get the proper documentation without much hassle. NEED VISA is one of the most popular websites which offers dependable and trustworthy visa information guidance, up-to-date passport rankings, international visa restraints and regulations, and the addresses of consulates and embassies all around the globe. We incorporate a highly-skilled team of qualified and capable individuals who are quite proficient in negotiations with foreign ministries and website viewers so that they can track any change that ensues. Our website provides in-depth details about the ranking of various countries which is according to the travel freedom that their citizens enjoy. All the information which is available at NEED VISA is trustworthy and dependable as we frequently study the visa regulations of countries all over the world. The Passport index that is displayed on our website ranks every country by the number of other countries that its citizens can travel to without acquiring a visa.

We create the index by doing thorough research and in collaboration with foreign ministries and international travelers. The more advanced version of our country passport index incorporates ongoing communication with foreign ministries. our index is quite diverse and undergoes constant evolution as the website viewers contribute to it by giving their valuable feedbacks and edits that are then proofed by our website team.

How to Read the Index

Our index is quite easy to read and understand. Every country passport is ranked according to the total number of other countries to which their citizens can travel to without a visa.  

Methodology

  • Every passport which is assessed is presumed to be biometric (ICAO 9303 compliant)
  • The highest score that can be obtained is 218 with 219 destination countries or territories (as points are not given for citizens traveling to their home country)
  • 199 countries passports are assessed overall. The complete country passport list can be viewed, This includes Taiwan, Kosovo, Palestinian Territory, Vatican City, Hong Kong (SAR China), and Macao (SAR China) and the 193 Member States of the United Nations Organization
  • Electronic-visas and on-arrival visas are both treated similarly. A country that has forthright rules for obtaining an e-visa (such as the fee, ticket, hotel/accommodation reservation) is rewarded a point. Whereas a country that requires additional conditions (such as invitation letter, consular approval) is not awarded a point. *Political uprisings and international relations also play a role in the awarding of points. One point is deducted if nationals are not granted admission in specific countries.
  • A country that does not enforce its own visa restrictions is treated as a nationality, not as a destination. These include Andorra, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Palestinian Territory, San Marino, and Vatican City.
  • A country that imposes its visa restrictions and grants a passport after seeking permission from an authority of the governing country is called a destination such as Aruba, Anguilla, Bermuda, Bonaire and St. Eustatius and Saba, Cayman Islands, Curacao, Cook Islands, Falkland Islands, French Guiana, French Polynesia, French West Indies, Gibraltar, Guam, Mayotte, Montserrat, New Caledonia, Niue, Norfolk Island, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, Reunion, Samoa (American), St. Maarten, Turks and Caicos Islands, Virgin Islands (British), and Virgin Islands (US).