Spanish passport amongst the most powerful in the world

The Spanish passport is now classed amongst the most powerful in the world and allows its holders to travel visa-free, to the majority of the world.

As per details from the passport index from VisaGuide World, puts the Spanish passport listed as the fourth strongest in Europe, and the sixth in the wold, with a score of 88.95 out of 100.

Spanish nationals are permitted to travel with only valid biometric ID, and without a passport or a visa, in a total of 54 countries in the world.

They have visa-free access to 90 world countries and are permitted access to another 11 countries through an online Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA), countries like New Zeland, United States, Australia etc.

There are only 28 countries in the world which require Spanish passport holders to obtain a visa.

Because of this, the Spanish passport is considered one of the most powerful.

The route to obtain a Spanish passport for most is long and hard. Citizens of Latin American countries however mostly have a chance to obtain Spanish citizenship through a Spanish law that permits citizenship for descendants of Spanish citizens.

Data demonstrates that in 2022 alone, 5201 Argentinians, 1,086 Brazilians, 20,138 Colombians, 25,955 Mexicans, and 14,765 Venezuelans, became Spanish citizens,

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Permanent residency is obtained after 5 years of Spanish Residency through Self-Employed Residency or Non-Lucrative Residency or Residency through Investment. This followed by 5 years as a permanent resident and means you can then obtain Spanish Citizenship with a Spanish Passport.

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