Passport Overview

All persons born in Puerto Rico on or after January 13, 1941, and subject to United States jurisdiction, are citizens of the United States at birth. According to the SovSpot Passport Ranking Index, the American passport is now ranked eighth. It allows anyone to travel to 189 countries without needing a visa. As a result, it is one of the world's most sought passports, having a very high mobility score. Visa-free and visa-on-arrival entry is available to American passport holders in countries such as Brazil, Japan, Peru, Taiwan, the United Arab Emirates, Canada, and the whole European Union, allowing for nearly quick travel around the world. However, over 40 countries throughout the world, including Russia, China, and Iran, demand visas for American passport holders.

Passport Rank

8

Visa Free Countries

190

Mobility Stats
  • Dual Citizenship Allowed?
    Yes
  • Visa Free Destinations
    141
  • Visa on Arrival
    44
  • Visa Online
    4
  • Visa Required
    14
  • Visa Free Access
    Schengen, USA, UK, Canada, Japan
  • World Surface Area Reachable
    0.58
  • Unesco Heritage Sites Access
    0.44
Passport Ranking Factors

Puerto Rico Passport Visa Free Countries

The number of countries United States of America passport holders can enter without a visa (i.e. visa-free countries) is added to the number of countries United States of America 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 141 visa-free countries for US passport holders, 44 visa-on-arrival countries for US passport holders, and four eTA destinations. US passport holders can visit a total of 189 countries without a visa, via a visa on arrival, or via an eTA. As a result, the passport of the United States of America is ranked eighth in the world. Apart from the visa-free and visa-on-arrival countries, there are another 40 countries where US passport holders will require a physical visa or an eVisa (i.e. visa required countries).

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