All the Information you need to know about Passport Ranking (PR)

We present three stories in a few different environments and through different situations.

1. Anas is moving abroad for work in the hope of changing the fate of himself and his family. Destination Dubai. He has already taken the visa to go to Dubai from the government of Bangladesh. But disaster struck Dubai. Why did Anas come to Dubai? Where will he stay here? How long will he stay? He had to answer all the questions for the sake of security. Otherwise he will not be able to get out of the airport.

2. Without any question, handed over the passport of the person in front, saying, "Welcome to Malaysia" from the reception. But when Moktadir left, he had to face many questions. Although he has come here to spend his vacation like the previous ones, there is some reason to be extra careful about him. He has to decide which hotel to stay in, how long to stay, where to go.

3. Alvee is going to Maldives for travel. He applied for an on-arrival visa before going to immigration and got the visa almost immediately. He got a 30-day Maldives travel visa without any hassle.

New Passport of the People's Republic of Bangladesh - Dhaka Tribune

New Passport of the People's Republic of Bangladesh - Dhaka Tribune

Although the situations and contexts of the three stories are different, what is working behind these events is the identity of the travelers. That is their passport. Passports are the easiest way to present your identity to others while living abroad. With the same passport you can get two kinds of behavior in two places. Again, using the same passport, two people in the same place can get two different behaviors. Here comes the issue of passport ranking and identity of its bearer.

I say a little broken. Let's start with the ranking of passports. With this ranking of passports, the citizenship of the carrier is evaluated indirectly. This shows the attitude of other countries towards the carrier's country. The ranking is compiled by Henley & Passport Partners, a US-based organization for citizenship and planning. The ranking is based on the visa policy.

At a certain time each year, Henley & Passport Partners collects a considerable amount of information
from the International Air Transport Authority (IATA). In addition to the information obtained from them, 199 different passports and 228 places of travel were searched. This passport is ranked after scrutinizing the data from all reliable sources. It takes them almost a whole year to create this ranking.
International Air Transport Authority –

Now the question is how the ranking is done? If a passport holder does not need a visa to travel to a country or region or if he gets the benefit of on-arrival visa, then that passport gets 1 point. And if you need a visa to travel to any country, then you get 0 points. Thus, the higher the Visa Free Score (VFS) of a passport in all travel regions, the higher its ranking. And this is how the passport power rank is created.

In the Passport Power Rank of 2019, Bangladesh's VFS or Visa Free score is 41. In other words, in 2019, 41 countries are offering visa-free travel or on-arrival visa to Bangladesh. With this score, the current position of the passport power ranking of Bangladesh is 97. The number changes over time. Depending on the nature of the diplomatic relations between the two countries, the two countries may or may not grant visa-free travel to their citizens.

Rally of Henley & Partners - Henley & Partners

Another factor to consider for passport ranking is the quality of the passport. The better the quality of a passport, the harder it is to forge. The price of the passport is also involved. The price and quality of the passport indicates the financial condition and governance of the country. "Polish Security Printing Works" works on passport printing in Bangladesh.

Considering the cost, it depends on the delivery time of the passport. It takes 21 days to get a passport in general application and the cost including VAT is Rs 3,450. If you apply on an emergency basis, you have to pay a passport fee of Rs 8,900 including VAT, which is available within 7 days. The same amount of cost and time is calculated for re-issuance of passport. However, in case of re-issuance of expired passport, a general fee of Rs.

Passport fee has to be deposited at any one of Sonali Bank, Dhaka Bank, Bank Asia, Premier Bank, One Bank and Trust Bank. There are also separate regional passport offices for applying. Visit the website of the Department of Immigration and Passports of the Government of Bangladesh at for details.

Three types of passports in Bangladesh - Dhaka Tribune
Three types of passports in Bangladesh - Dhaka Tribune

Now let's talk about the identity of the carrier. There are three types of passport facility for the citizens of Bangladesh. First of all comes the ordinary passport, which is the green cover. It is used by ordinary citizens of the country for various international trips such as vacation, study or any business trip. Then there is the official passport . As many government officials as there are under the government of Bangladesh, they get the benefit of this passport in case of foreign travel. The cover is blue . Then came the diplomatic passport . All high level government members of Bangladesh get the benefit of using this passport, the cover of which is red . Basically, the citizenship of the carrier is often verified by looking at the cover of the passport.

Everything you need to make a passport - Just Ask Gemalto EN

Now that visa free scores are involved with passport ranking, it is important to know a little bit about the countries that offer visa free travel to Bangladesh and how to travel visa free. As mentioned earlier, 41 countries are currently offering visa-free travel or on-arrival visas to Bangladesh.. List of countries that offer us visa-free travel are: Bahamas, Barbados, Bhutan, Dominica, Fiji, Gambia, Grenada, Haiti, Indonesia, Jamaica, Lesotho, Micronesia, Saint Kitts And Nevis, Saint Vincent And The Grenadines, And Tobago and Vanuatu. Countries that offer on-arrival visas include Bolivia, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Comoros, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Gabon, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Myanmar, Samoa, Seychelles, Somalia, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda and Uzbekistan.

Citizens of Bangladesh do not have to apply for a visa from the country to travel to these countries. Passports must be valid for 6 months, with the necessary documents, return ticket and at least 500 US dollars to go to the country you want to travel to . You will then need to apply for an on-arrival visa from the reception before going to immigration and almost immediately you will have the opportunity to travel to that country for a certain number of days. The duration of travel may vary from country to country. This period can range from 1 week to 90 days . But it depends on which country is benefiting.

In other words, our passport ranking depends on how much benefit we get while traveling to other countries or what kind of interrogation we will face.

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