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Old 03-14-2014, 02:45 PM
 
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For Schengen countries (Europe) it means 90 days for one trip, and the clock stars ticking when you enter your first Schengen country, and then no more than 180 in any consecutive 365 days. But that is unusual. Most countries outside Europe will allow you to make a "visa run" (there's even a name for the exercise), which means use up your first visa, take a bus to the border, stay overnight in the town across the border, and then come back in with a new visa, and this can be repeated for unlimited visits. Russia and India are two of the hardest countries to do that, because of insane visa procedures. It takes a week to get a new visa once you are out. But very few non-Schengen countries place a limit on how many days in a year you can stay.
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Old 03-17-2014, 06:28 PM
 
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jtur: your response regarding Schengen countries is wrong -- it's not 90 days in one trip, it's 90 days total in any 180-day period.

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I need clarification on the 90 day rule in a 180 day period for the Schengen Visa rule/territory.

So here is my situation:
Spend 30 days in Schengen region
Go to New Zealand for 3 weeks
Spend 90 days in Schengen region

Am I breaking the visa rule?
It's actually a "no visa" rule.

The 90/180 days do not reset because you leave. According to the scenario above, on the 61st day of your second time in the Schengen area, you will have been there for 91 days in the past 180 days (really, 112 days), and therefore you would no longer be legally staying in the Schengen area.

You might be OK if you either spent the last 30 days of your trip in Denmark, or if you spent 30 days in Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus or Romania, which have the same no-visa policy but are not in the Schengen area, so any time spent there does not count toward the 90-day Schengen limit.
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