Passport Overview

According to the SovSpot Passport Ranking Index, the North Korean passport is now ranked 103rd. It is regarded as one of the world's lowest-ranking passports. Only 40 countries, including Dominica, Madagascar, and the Seychelles, allow North Korean passport holders to travel visa-free. A North Korean passport holder is required to obtain a visa for 189 places before going. That is why the Passport Ranking ranks so low on the overall global mobility scale. North Koreans must apply for a visa in advance for key destinations such as the United States and the European Union. Applicants must show documentation such as evidence of funds and a return airline ticket when applying for a visa.

Passport Rank

103

Visa Free Countries

40

Mobility Stats
  • Dual Citizenship Allowed?
    No
  • Visa Free Destinations
    10
  • Visa on Arrival
    30
  • Visa Online
    29
  • Visa Required
    160
  • World Surface Area Reachable
    7%
  • Unesco Heritage Sites Access
    11%
Passport Ranking Factors

North Korea Passport Visa Free Countries

The number of countries North Korean passport holders can enter without a visa (i.e. visa-free countries) is added to the number of countries North Korean passport holders can enter by obtaining a visa on arrival (i.e. visa-on-arrival countries) or an electronic travel authorization (i.e. visa-on-arrival countries) (eTA). There are now 10 visa-free countries for North Korean passport holders, 30 visa-on-arrival countries for North Korean passport holders, and 0 eTA destinations. North Korean passport holders can access a total of 40 countries without a visa, by visa on arrival, or using an eTA. As a result, the North Korean passport is ranked 103rd in the world. In addition to these visa-free and visa-on-arrival countries, there are 189 other countries where North Korean passport holders will need either a physical visa or an eVisa (i.e. visa required countries).

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