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Portuguese Passport Is The Fifth Most Valuable In The World

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Published: 10/10/18 - Country: Portugal

According to Henley Passport Index, the Portuguese passport is the fifth most valuable in the world, in a list with 199 countries, along with passports from United States of America, United Kingdom, Norway, Austria, Luxembourg and Netherlands.

Japanese passport is the most valuable one, allowing the Japanese citizens to enjoy visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 190 destinations around the world. Singapore, with 189 destinations, is in second place. Germany lost the first place and currently holds the last place on the podium along with France and South Korea (188 destinations).

Denmark, Finland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, with 187 destinations, are in fourth place.

In the last places are Iraq and Afghanistan, with only 30 destinations where the citizens will receive visas.

Since 2006 that Portugal has always been among the top 10.

It is also interesting to note the evolution of some countries, like United Arab Emirates, that is the most successful case of the decade, with regard to the freedom to travel - 62nd place in 2006 and 21st place today.

Here is 2018 Top 10:

1. Japan: 190

2. Singapore: 189

3. Germany, France, South Korea: 188

4. Denmark, Finland, Italy, Sweden, Spain: 187

5. Portugal, Norway, United Kingdom, Austria, Luxembourg, Netherlands, United States: 186

6. Belgium, Switzerland, Ireland, Canada: 185

7. Australia, Greece, Malta: 183

8. New Zealand, Czech Republic: 182

9. Iceland: 181

10. Hungary, Slovenia, Malaysia: 180

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Born in Lisbon, Portugal, in 1984, Filipe Consciência did his entire education in Lisbon, entering with 17 years at the Law Faculty of Lisbon University.

After graduating, and before entering the legal labor market, Filipe Consciência accepted the position of employee of a car stand, having in just a few months become department manager and later responsible for two car stands.

In September 2008, Filipe Consciência started working in the office of Pragma founder, Cecília Caria Mendes, beginning  to work with Pragma right away.

Over the years Filipe Consciência has specialized in consumer, labour and commercial law, and also in real estate.

After actively participating with Cecília Caria Mendes in the discussion and drafting of the law that allows the attribution of Portuguese nationality to descendants of Portuguese Sephardic Jews, since 2015 that Filipe Consciência has been responsible for the office's nationality department, having already delivered several thousand requests for attribution of Portuguese nationality, with great success.
In 2017, Filipe Consciência was invited to become Associate of Caria Mendes Advogados.