I have a Schengen visa valid from July 7 until July 29 with a duration of stay of 8 days.

I am going to depart from Toronto to Stockholm on July 7. I'll arrive in Paris on July 8 and then in Stockholm on the same day. I am going to leave the Schengen area on July 15.

I was wondering whether it is considered as an overstay.

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If you only arrive in the Schengen area on the 8th, then you're just within the limit. There are 8 dates on which you are present in the Schengen area for any time: the 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th.

The plan doesn't leave much room for your return flight being delayed or canceled, though.

  • Not sure what you mean by "only arrive" ?
    – Mohammad
    Commented May 19, 2018 at 2:20
  • @Mohammad: It means "if you do not arrive in the Schengen area before the 8th ..." Commented May 19, 2018 at 2:28
  • Ah, No, I won't. But I heard from a colleague that in the Pearson airport they checked his VISA and didn't let him board while he was going to land in the Schengen area right at the beginning of the starting date of his VISA.
    – Mohammad
    Commented May 19, 2018 at 2:32
  • I mean even if I depart from Toronto on July 7, they might count that as 1 day since I am actually heading to Schengen area on that day.
    – Mohammad
    Commented May 19, 2018 at 2:33
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    @Mohammad it is not necessary to write the word visa in capital letters.
    – phoog
    Commented May 19, 2018 at 3:04

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