passport of United States

United States Passport

Passport rankings out of 193 countries

Freedom of travel12

Asset protection7

Quality of life9

"Plan B"14

About United States

A U.S. passport can be obtained by birthright, naturalization, adoption, marriage, and military service. American citizenship allows you to travel to 186 countries of the world.

The state is located in North America. It ranks fourth in the world in terms of area and third in terms of population. It borders with Mexico and Canada. The United States consists of 50 states and the District of Columbia. The United States also administers a number of island territories.

Population

333.4 million

Capital

Washington

Official language

No, de facto American English

GDP per capita

$63.416

Time zone

UTC-5…-10

Currency

U.S, dollar

USA passport ranking and benefits

  • 1

    Residency in the US territory

    US citizenship provides an opportunity to reside, live, do business, and use government agency services, and banking services in the US.

  • 2

    Traveling to 186 countries worldwide

    A US passport allows visa-free visits to Schengen states, Australia, Great Britain, the US, Singapore, Japan, and other countries.

  • 3

    Education and healthcare in the US 

    School education in the US is compulsory. Public school education is free for citizens and residents of the country. Also, the US has numerous private schools with various specialties, such as art or sports. Higher education is paid for. It is obtained in public and private colleges and universities, with some of them offering scholarships and grants to students. The US doesn’t have free healthcare per se. The government recommends healthcare insurance for all citizens and residents. Every state has a government program that aids those who can’t afford healthcare insurance.

  • 4

    Work and international business

    A US passport allows starting a company on the country’s land. Investors obtain citizenship by naturalization. To do that, they obtain the EB‑5 business visa first. The minimum investment is $500 000. Citizens of the countries that have a Commerce and Navigation treaty with the US — e.g., Grenada citizens — are eligible for the E‑2 visa: it is issued for starting or purchasing a business.

Grounds for obtaining the United States passport

United States allows dual citizenship

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Birth to citizens of the country

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Marriage to a citizen of the country

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Work for the country's government

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Naturalization

Estimated time: 5 years

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Repatriation

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Adoption

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Parents citizenship

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Special conditions

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Special services to the state

Obtaining the United States passport by naturalization: requirements for applicants

Knowledge of state language

Assimilation or cultural knowledge

Stable financial status

Good health

No criminal records

Frequently asked questions

  • How to get a US passport?

    US citizenship can be obtained under the right of blood, by adoption, marriage, military service, or naturalization.

    To obtain US citizenship by naturalization or marriage, one must have lived in the U.S. continuously for three years, pass a language, history, and the Constitution of the country, as well as a pledge of allegiance, and have no criminal record.

    Investors can obtain one the US business visas

    for life, work, and studying in the country. Relatives, spouses, and children of investors also receive permission to move to the country.

  • Does the US recognize dual citizenship?

    Yes, US citizens can hold multiple citizenships, as long as it doesn’t contradict the laws of other countries.

  • How to live in the US with another country’s citizenship?

    Foreigners obtain a residency permit — temporary or permanent — for life in the country. The permits are issued for working, studying, receiving medical treatment, or in exchange for investments.

  • Who can obtain US citizenship by birth?

    US citizenship can be obtained by the right of blood — if a child was born to citizens of the country. The place of birth doesn’t matter.

    Citizenship by the right of the soil can be granted to a child born in the territory of the country.

United States Passport in comparison with other passports