Dr. Christian H. Kälin

Investment Migration Pioneer, Legal Scholar, Author and Editor, Advisor to Governments, Inventor, Humanitarian, Global Citizen

Henley & Partners: Asian Passports Reign Supreme As UK Slumps


This article from Spear’s magazine illustrates a crucial fact regarding visa-openness and development, namely, that they go-in-hand. It is no coincidence that those countries that score highest on the Henley Passport Index are also incredibly high-quality nations. As the authors Uğur Altundal and Ömer Zarpli observed in the Henley Passport Index and Global Mobility 2020: “Similar to trade freedom, countries that rank highly in investment freedom generally have stronger passports…European states such as Austria, Malta, and Switzerland clearly show that countries with a business-friendly environment tend to score highly when it comes to passport power.”

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Dr. Christian H. Kälin

Dr. Christian H. Kälin, TEP, IMCM, Chairman of Henley & Partners, is considered one of the world’s foremost experts in investment migration and citizenship-by-investment, a field he pioneered.

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