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Old 05-21-2012, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Boonies
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Hi, If you are entering another country and it says that US Citizens do not need a visa but can stay for 90 days does it mean 90 days allowed in one year or does it mean you can stay 90 days, leave the country for a couple of days and then return to that same country for another 90 days? Thanks.
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Old 05-21-2012, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Usually it's 90 days in a *180* day period. Rules depend on the country. I believe there's some countries where you can start the 90 day period over again by just leaving the country for a day. Others have a 180 or 365 day rule in place.
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Old 05-22-2012, 06:38 AM
 
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Usually it's 90 days in a *180* day period. Rules depend on the country. I believe there's some countries where you can start the 90 day period over again by just leaving the country for a day. Others have a 180 or 365 day rule in place.
Yes, definitely check out the specific country's rules to which you'll be traveling. Rules vary and you don't want to mess around with visa requirements!
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Old 05-22-2012, 07:03 AM
 
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If I remember correctly, I think in Europe it was 90 days in a 6 month period. However, the EU has an open boarder policy, so you can freely travel to any country in the EU, without having to get your passport stamped. All of the EU is covered under your 90 day visa, so if you're visiting France, you can't just run off to Spain or Germany, and come back. You actually have to leave the EU zone.

I think foreign travelers visiting the US have a similar policy they have to follow, regarding Mexico and Canada. Because they're neighboring states, you can't just run off into them and start your cycle over, you have to basically leave the continent and come back.
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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Mexico and Canada. Because they're neighboring states, you can't just run off into them and start your cycle over, you have to basically leave the continent and come back.
You were ok, up until here. Canada, the US and Mexico have NAFTA concerning trade, but nothing regarding tourists.

Between Canada and the US, citizens of either country can stay a maximum of six months, less a day in a 365 day period in the other country. For other countries, the length depends on the period granted on the visa type, and leaving the US for Canada counts as a departure.
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:10 AM
 
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If I remember correctly, I think in Europe it was 90 days in a 6 month period. However, the EU has an open boarder policy, so you can freely travel to any country in the EU, without having to get your passport stamped. All of the EU is covered under your 90 day visa, so if you're visiting France, you can't just run off to Spain or Germany, and come back. You actually have to leave the EU zone.

I think foreign travelers visiting the US have a similar policy they have to follow, regarding Mexico and Canada. Because they're neighboring states, you can't just run off into them and start your cycle over, you have to basically leave the continent and come back.
But ..... if you fly into Switzerland which is not in the EU then you can cross the land border into France. The Swiss will stamp your passport upon entry but you don't even show your passport to the French always assuming the land border is manned in the first place. Thus, the EU authorities have no means of knowing how long you have been in the EU. You can easily say that you spent - for example - two months in Switzerland and two months in the EU.
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Old 05-22-2012, 05:30 PM
 
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When I traveled to Vienna, they stamped my passport, when I went to Montenegro after Vienna, I thought they stamped my passport. I do know they stamped it leaving Montenegro, then when arriving in Vienna, they stamped it again. I was trying to figure out Montenegro. It says you have to leave the country after 90 days, but it doesn't say that you cannot come back or how long you have to be gone.
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Old 03-14-2014, 04:51 AM
 
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Default 90 day in a 180 day period

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?
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Old 03-14-2014, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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Hi, If you are entering another country and it says that US Citizens do not need a visa but can stay for 90 days does it mean 90 days allowed in one year or does it mean you can stay 90 days, leave the country for a couple of days and then return to that same country for another 90 days? Thanks.
Completely depends on the country

With the EU, you can travel freely for 90 days to any country.. but after that 90 days you have to be out of Europe for 90 days.
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Old 03-14-2014, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Saint Paul, MN
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Another vote for "it depends."

When I was living temporarily in Mondolia, border runs to Russia or China were a staple of the short-term expat community experience. Take the train up to Irkutsk or down to the Chinese border crossing, get your stamp, spend the night (due to infrequent trains) and back home in the morning. Other countries are much more stringent and require you to leave the region and/or spend a certain amount of time elsewhere.
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