I have an one-way ticket to enter the Schengen area and now I am trying to purchase an exit ticket. My entry date is scheduled to be January 18, 2017. So it is April 18, 2017 that sets the deadline of my departure.
However, the price of the ticket is cheaper on April 19 than on April 18. So I would like to purchase the cheaper ticket if at all possible.
That's why now I wonder how the date of entry and exit is decided. The potential point would be something among this:
- The original departure date of the flight
- When you check in at the airline counter
- When you pass through the immigration, where you get a stamp on your passport
- The actual departure date of the flight (I mean it is possible for the flight to be delayed and leap over 24:00)
I guess entry and exit count when passing immigration. In this case, can I get through the immigration at April 18 and wait for the next day's flight by just sitting on the waiting lobby?
So to make my question clear:
How is the date of entry and exit decided?
Is there any way to get on the April 19 flight without invoking the rule?
Is the calculation consistent among other, non-Schengen countries?