Today, the world is a global village, as it is easier than before to visit a country not your own. However, in order to do this you need to know all about visa requirements and embassy guidelines, as knowledge is power that will enable you to get proper documents. NEEDVISA.COM is one of the leading international websites offering reliable visa information guidance, passport rankings, international visa restrictions, and embassies & consulates addresses all over the world. We are backed by a team of qualified as well as dexterous professionals who are well-versed in communicating with the foreign ministries, and website viewers to track any changes could ensue. Browsing through the website, travelers/ tourists can learn about ranking of countries according to the travel freedom that citizens enjoy. The information available on our website is reliable, as we at NEEDVISA.COM continuously study the visa regulations of all countries/ territories around the globe and display an index which ranks each of them by the number of other countries their people can travel to without obtaining a visa.
The index is created in collaboration with most of foreign ministries around the world, our intensive research and international travelers. Our more advance index is empowered to our open and ongoing communication with the foreign ministries. Our index is flexible and ever evolving as website viewers contribute to it by providing edits that are proofed by our website team.
How To Read The Index
Our index is easy to read. All the countries are ranked according to the total number of other countries which they can have visa-free access.
NEEDVISA.COM contains the following assumptions:
All passports appraised are presumed to be biometric (ICAO 9303 compliant)
With 219 destination countries (territories) in total, the highest attainable score is 218 (for nationals travelling to their home country points are not given)
In total 199 nationalities (passports) are evaluated.
The 193 Member States of the United Nations in addition to Taiwan, Kosovo, Palestinian Territory, Vatican City, Hong Kong (SAR China), and Macao (SAR China).
Electronic-visas are perceived in the same manner as on-arrival visas. A country that has straightforward conditions for procuring an e-visa (fee, return ticket, hotel reservation) gets a point. However, in countries that imposes additional conditions (e.g. invitation letter, consular approval) point was not awarded. * Political crisis & relations are important aspects. A Point was taken off (minus 1), incase a national is refused admission in certain countries
Any country not enforcing its own visa restrictions are treated as a nationality, but not as a destination. Some examples are Andorra, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Palestinian Territory, San Marino, and Vatican City.
Any country enforcing its own visa restrictions and issues passports after having permission from an authority of the governing country is considered a destination. Some examples are 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).