The Canadian passport (French: Passeport Canadien) is the passport issued to the citizens of Canada, and has been recently ranked as one of the most ‘powerful’ passports in the world.
An individual can avail numerous benefits of having a Canadian Passport. It enables an Applicant to exit and re-enter Canada freely; travel to and from other countries in accordance with visa requirements; facilitates the process of securing assistance from Canadian consular officials abroad, if necessary; and requests protection for the bearer while abroad.
According to the 2018 Henley Passport Index (It is a global ranking of countries according to the travel freedom for their citizens), holders of a Canadian passport can visit 185 countries and territories without a visa or with a visa on arrival, ranking the Canadian passport 5th in the world (tied with Belgian, Irish and Swiss passports) according to the Henley Passport Index.
Additionally, Arton Capital’s Passport Index ranked the Canadian passport 3rd most powerful in the world in terms of travel freedom, with a visa-free score of 163 (tied with Austrian, Belgian, British, Greek, Irish, Japanese, Portuguese and Swiss passports), as of 10 October 2018.
So what are these rankings based on and what does it signify? The system is based on the ability of citizens being able to travel freely to other countries without having to go through difficult visa processes. The more countries that the traveller has visa-free access to, the more ‘powerful’ that passport becomes.
To put into perspective the befits of having a Canadian passport, let us consider a scenario on Visa free access to United States of America.
In most circumstances, Canadian citizens do not require visitor, business, transit or other visas to enter the United States, either from Canada or from other countries. Moreover, Canadian citizens are generally granted a stay in the U.S. for up to six months at the time of entry. Visa requirements only apply to Canadians who fall under certain specific visa categories.
If you are already making travel plans, keep in mind, however, that the Canadian Citizenship Certificate is not a travel document. Sometimes, people get confused and think that the certificate can be used for international travel which is incorrect.
As a Canadian citizen you are immediately entitled to become a legitimate passport holder. But before dreaming about the numerous benefits of having a Canadian Passport, let’s first examine who is eligible to apply for a citizenship. If you’re curious as to how to apply for these passports, what is their eligibility criteria, etc., we request you to send us an email at [email protected] and we – Canada Visa Consultant, would be happy to assist you to achieve your Goal.
Not only are our associates at The SmartMove4Visas experienced and educated in all matters of the Canadian migration process (Express Entry PR), we also make it a point to be always available for anyone having any queries about the same. So send us an email with your inquire and we guarantee that we get back to you in less than 24 hours.