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This summer I spent 88 consecutive days in Estepona from June 8th to September 6th. I would like to go back October 31st but I am unsure of the rules. Do I have to be out of the country for 6 months after September 6th or did coming back to Chicago for 2 months satisfy the 180-day law?

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    Don't you already have an overstay? June 7th to September 6th is three calendar months, a couple of days over the 90 day limit. – Patricia Shanahan Oct 14 '18 at 19:33
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    I entered your dates into the calculator, the result was ‘Days of stay in the 180-days period from 11/03/18 to 06/09/18: 92 day(s) Overstay in the period from 05/09/18 to 06/09/18 (2 days) – Traveller Oct 14 '18 at 19:39
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    I think this should be treated as a new question, not a duplicate, because the answers to the possible duplicate do not cover the case of an existing short overstay. – Patricia Shanahan Oct 14 '18 at 20:05
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    @Dave Pusateri You still have a 1 day overstay (you have to include the days when you enter and exit). How long do you plan to stay on your next trip? – Traveller Oct 14 '18 at 20:45
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    @Dave Pusateri Have you already applied for residency? spainguru.es/2017/04/09/… Please edit your question to include all material information – Traveller Oct 14 '18 at 20:58

You have to be out of the country for 90 days after a 90-day stay, because from the date you enter, within the next 180 days the total time in Schengen cannot exceed 90 days.

After those 180 days from your initial entry are up, the clock is reset.

SO you can re-enter on 7 December.


Unless you get a long-stay visa or residence permit from one of the Schengen countries, you cannot enter the area at any time when you have been inside for 90 of the past 180 days.

This means in particular that after spending 90 consecutive days on the Schengen area, you need to say outside for 90 entire days before you can enter again.

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