“Quality of nationality” varies widely in Southeast Asia

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The newly released Quality of Nationality Index by UK-based residency consultancy Henley & Partners gives some insight in what the firm calls “objective value of world nationalities,” among them also all nations in Southeast Asia.

The index takes into account internal factors such as the scale of the economy, human development, peace and stability, as well as external factors including visa-free travel and the ability to settle and work abroad without cumbersome formalities.

These factors are explored and weighted against each other and hten ranked on a scale between zero and 100 per cent. The methodology aims out pointing out that this makes one nationality better than another in terms of legal status in which to develop talents and business.

The results are quite interesting, as the researchers conclude:

“The index produces a clear account of which nationalities are objectively better than others, working against two unhelpful mythologies. Firstly, it proves that it cannot possibly be correct to state that any nationality and any passport is equal. This is not the case. Secondly, it proves that it is not true that the most prosperous and economically important countries will provide their nationals with the best nationality: while China is an economic giant, its nationality has an extremely low objective value. Some passports are enormously valuable, while others are quite simply terrible. Now, we know which ones are which.”

There are five quality tiers:

  1. Extremely High Quality: Nationalities with a value of 75.00% and above
  2. Very High Quality: Nationalities with a value of between 50.00% and 74.99%
  3. High Quality: Nationalities with a value of between 35.00% and 49.99%
  4. Medium Quality: Nationalities with a value of between 20.00% and 34.99%
  5. Low Quality: Nationalities with a value of 19.99% and less

The result for Southeast Asia is listed below.
(The whole ranking can be downloaded here via the download tab in the upper right menu.)

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[caption id="attachment_30430" align="alignleft" width="300"] Click to enlarge[/caption] The newly released Quality of Nationality Index by UK-based residency consultancy Henley & Partners gives some insight in what the firm calls "objective value of world nationalities," among them also all nations in Southeast Asia. The index takes into account internal factors such as the scale of the economy, human development, peace and stability, as well as external factors including visa-free travel and the ability to settle and work abroad without cumbersome formalities. These factors are explored and weighted against each other and hten ranked on a scale between zero and 100 per...

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The newly released Quality of Nationality Index by UK-based residency consultancy Henley & Partners gives some insight in what the firm calls “objective value of world nationalities,” among them also all nations in Southeast Asia.

The index takes into account internal factors such as the scale of the economy, human development, peace and stability, as well as external factors including visa-free travel and the ability to settle and work abroad without cumbersome formalities.

These factors are explored and weighted against each other and hten ranked on a scale between zero and 100 per cent. The methodology aims out pointing out that this makes one nationality better than another in terms of legal status in which to develop talents and business.

The results are quite interesting, as the researchers conclude:

“The index produces a clear account of which nationalities are objectively better than others, working against two unhelpful mythologies. Firstly, it proves that it cannot possibly be correct to state that any nationality and any passport is equal. This is not the case. Secondly, it proves that it is not true that the most prosperous and economically important countries will provide their nationals with the best nationality: while China is an economic giant, its nationality has an extremely low objective value. Some passports are enormously valuable, while others are quite simply terrible. Now, we know which ones are which.”

There are five quality tiers:

  1. Extremely High Quality: Nationalities with a value of 75.00% and above
  2. Very High Quality: Nationalities with a value of between 50.00% and 74.99%
  3. High Quality: Nationalities with a value of between 35.00% and 49.99%
  4. Medium Quality: Nationalities with a value of between 20.00% and 34.99%
  5. Low Quality: Nationalities with a value of 19.99% and less

The result for Southeast Asia is listed below.
(The whole ranking can be downloaded here via the download tab in the upper right menu.)

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