The Henley & Partners – Kochenov Quality of Nationality Index

The Henley & Partners  Kochenov Quality of Nationality Index (QNI) is the first to ever objectively rank the quality of nationalities worldwide. It explores both internal factors (such as the scale of the economy, human development, and peace and stability) and external factors (including visa-free travel and the ability to settle and work abroad without cumbersome formalities) that make one nationality better than another in terms of legal status in which to develop your talents and business.

The QNI is the result of a successful cooperation between Henley & Partners and Professor Dr. Dimitry Kochenov, a leading constitutional law professor with a long-standing interest in European and comparative citizenship law.

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The QNI will be of interest to anyone who would like to know how their nationality performs in comparison to others, and is interested in the local, regional and global opportunities, mobility, life chances and limitations of their nationality. It is of further interest to financially independent individuals who wish to acquire the benefits of dual citizenship; the QNI provides assistance in selecting the most valuable second nationality for themselves and their families.

The following table shows the top 10 nationalities in 2016 on the QNI:

Rank Score
1 Germany 82.7
2 France 82.4
2 Denmark 82.4
3 Iceland 81.3
4 Sweden 81.2
5 Norway 81.0
Rank Score*
6 Finland 80.7
7 Austria 79.9
7 Italy 79.9
8 Netherlands 79.7
9 Switzerland 79.6
10 Spain 79.5



Download the QNI Factsheet
Download the QNI External Value Ranking
Download the QNI General Ranking
Download the QNI Glossary of Terms
Download Expert Commentary – Africa and South Africa by Andrea Krensel
Download Expert Commentary – China and India by Suryapratim Roy
Download Expert Commentary – Citizenship-by-Investment by Christian H. Kalin
Download Expert Commentary – EU Citizenship by Dimitry Kochenov
Download Expert Commentary – Georgia by Laure Delcour
Download Expert Commentary – IATA and Timatic: Managing Passenger Passport and Travel Document Compliance by Alan Murray Hayden
Download Expert Commentary – Israel: Acquisition of Citizenship, Two Types of Passport, and Tax Implications by Eli Gervits
Download Expert Commentary – Mexican Nationality by Pablo Mateos
Download Expert Commentary – ‘Non-citizens’ of Latvia by Aleksejs Dimitrovs
Download Expert Commentary – North vs. South or Integrated vs. Isolated: Notes on the Global Grouping of Nationalities by Yossi Harpaz
Download Expert Commentary – Post-Yugoslav Nationalities by Elena Basheska
Download Expert Commentary – South American Nationalities by Diego Acosta Arcarazo
Download Expert Commentary – The Commonwealth of Independent States Region by Greg Nizhnikaŭ
Download Expert Commentary – The Gulf Cooperation Council by Justin Lindeboom
Download Expert Commentary – The Pacific: A Continuum of Sovereign States and Overseas Territories by Gerard Prinsen
Download Expert Commentary – US Citizenship by Peter Spiro



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