Everyone owns a passport, and yet few people know definitively what rights they actually receive with their passport, which is part of the impetus behind 'Passport Index.' The online tool from financial firm Arton Capital is essentially an online encyclopedia of passport laws, rights and powers organized by nation.
Passport Index has a slick, attractive interface that lets users click on images of passports to read about their rights. The power of each passport is ranked on the site through a measure called "visa-free score," or VFS. The VFS is based on things like access to foreign countries, visa-free mobility, and short stay privileges. According to the database, the most powerful passports in the world are German and Swedish, while the least powerful is Afghanistani.
'Passport Index' Tells Users What Rights Their Passports Afford
1. Online Passport Encyclopedia - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop a comprehensive online platform that provides detailed information about passport laws, rights, and powers globally.
2. Passport Rights Awareness - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create an educational initiative to increase public awareness about the rights and privileges associated with different passports.
3. Passport Ranking Systems - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Design a dynamic ranking system that assesses passport power based on various factors such as visa-free mobility and access to foreign countries.
1. Finance - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Integrate passport power assessments into financial services to offer personalized advice and solutions based on individuals' passport strengths and limitations.
2. Travel and Tourism - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop a mobile app that provides travelers with real-time information on passport restrictions and visa requirements to enhance their travel experience.
3. Education - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create an online course or certification program focused on passport knowledge and understanding to cater to individuals interested in expanding their global mobility.