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Cruise ship in the Schengen area: Do the days spent at sea count toward the limit for short visits?

I am Ship's Agent in Norway. I deal with this all the time. Your 90 days in Schengen start as soon as you are stamped into the zone at your port of entry. It doesn't matter if you are at sea. ...
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Dual citizenship and Schengen 90/180 rule

You are correct. Use your US passport when arriving in the US. When arriving in ANY EU country, Italy included, you should enter AND exit passport control with your Italian passport. Since you are an ...
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How many times can I travel between the US and Europe in a year?

US citizen? You have to follow the 90/180 rule. At any day you're in any Germany and not just when you enter you must have been no more than 90 days out of the previous 180 in any Schengen state. (...
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Dual citizenship and Schengen 90/180 rule

In addition to the answer by Ozzy, you can travel to the EU on your US passport. Getting an entry stamp on your US passport, without exit stamp within 90 days, would create the false impression that ...
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Cruise ship in the Schengen area: Do the days spent at sea count toward the limit for short visits?

We get many questions about what counts or not but if you look at things from the other end, namely how this limit is enforced, it's relatively simple to understand how this works: The day you ...
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How can I stay more than 90/180 days in Schengen using Australia's bilateral agreements with Spain and Austria?

For days to count under a bilateral agreement but not the 90/180 rule, you must have exhausted your 90/180 rule days but not your bilateral agreement days. So you would have to finish your stay in ...
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How does the 180 day Schengen rule reset?

There is no "resetting", and the particular 180-day period that happened to start on the day you first entered has no special significance. The rule is: On any given day you can only use the "short ...
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Do sea days count towards the 90/180 limit in Schengen area?

It really boils down to where you will undergo exit border checks. As of April 2022, the length of your stay is still determined based on the stamps in your passport. There is no central database of ...
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Do layovers count in the 90-in-180 Schengen rule?

It's actually very simple, there are no complex rules on how to keep time, what counts or not, or anything like that. Each time you cross an external border, you should get a stamp with a date on it. ...
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How many times can I travel between the US and Europe in a year?

No, there is not. As long as you comply with the Schengen 90/180 rule, you can return the day after you left. If your week-long stay began on a Saturday and ended the following Sunday, you used 9 of ...
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How does the 90/180 visa rule work for Ukraine?

According to Ukraine's Ministry of Foreign Affairs: From 9 September 2015 and on Ukraine's Border Guard Service officers shall be subtracting 180 days from the actual date a foreigner is entering/...
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Multiple passports and the 90 / 180 rule

It may depend on the country you're visiting, but in general the answer is no. Immigration rules typically apply to each traveler as a person, not to the document. Using different documents may make ...
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Does time spent in non-Schengen European microstates count against the available 90-day Schengen time?

When you enter one of the three micro-states, the Schengen 90 day clock pauses during your time there. It resumes when you exit the micro-state and reenter the Schengen zone. Also, you cannot '...
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Do transit count as a day under short visit in Schengen for people with a resident permit in a Schengen country?

The word "transit" in the answer you link to denotes airport transit in which the traveler remains inside the non-Schengen zone of an international airport without receiving an entry stamp. ...
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Are visits to UK and Ireland included in the Schengen 90/180 days rule?

Schengen and the EU have some countries in common, but are not exactly the same set of countries. While they mostly overlap, there are Schengen countries which are not in the EU (namely, Switzerland, ...
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Is there a Schengen area database that can see past travel in the Schengen area?

Countries are not so easy to fool by getting a new passport. (The difference between "new" and "renewal" here is entirely internal to the forms required by the USA Passport Office; a renewal passport ...
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90/180 rule Polish / British citizen

No, if you are a Polish citizen, you can stay in Poland for as long as you want. Having ever been or lived there before, other citizenships, where you reside now, the purpose of your trip, your ...
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Schengen visa clarification

In February I will visit Scotland (non-Schengen) for 6 days. Is any visa required? Without knowing you citizenship, no answer can be given. As a US citizen, you do not require a visa for the United ...
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Cruise ship in the Schengen area: Do the days spent at sea count toward the limit for short visits?

If the boat goes from Spain to Portugal without any intermediate stops outside of Schengen, you won't clear border control, and as such never exit the Schengen Area. This would mean that the days at ...
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Which Schengen countries have bilateral agreements which ignore the standard 90/180 rule?

This is a community wiki answer which covers all of the Schengen countries. Please add exempted countries to the list, along with an official confirmation. The answer format should be: Country name - ...
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Does traveling on a bus that crosses the Schengen area count into the 90/180 limit?

Yes. It counts. You will enter the Schengen area as part of this trip. Under the right circumstances, you can make certain international-to-international air connections without entering Schengen, ...
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90 non-consecutive day - 180 stay in Ireland

Your question indicates that you do not quite understand the Schengen rule correctly, but the other answer may have changed that, and the focus of your question is the rules in Ireland, so I will ...
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How do Schengen countries know if someone has overstayed internally?

Enforcing this very strictly is not a priority. There are ways to know (asking neighbours, looking at financial transactions, rent agreements, local police noticing your car a lot, etc.) but I don't ...
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Travelling Europe with UK partner as Dutch citizen

I'm wondering if the 90/180 schengen rules apply to us if we are planning on visiting multiple eu countries for more than 90 days but not more than 90 days in one country No, they don't As a EU ...
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What does the spouse of an Italian citizen need in order to stay in the Schengen area for more than 90 days?

The reason for the delay in answering this question is that it was not known whether European freedom of movement rights would apply, because a country can treat its own citizens' family members more ...
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Transit counted as Schengen days?

To make your BCN-LIS connection, you had to enter the Schengen Area, even if you stayed inside the airports. For this, you had to pass immigration - there was no way around that - and that's enough to ...
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The Schengen zone and how to count the 90 days as a tourist after a long term visa

The Schengen clock starts ticking on the day (not the second) you enter the Schengen area, other than a country you have a valid long-stay visa for. It does not get reset by reentering the Schengen ...
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EU 90-180 rule and overstay

Your situation is actually straightforward. You need to stay out of the Schengen area for 90 full days, after which you may stay for another 90 days, at least as far as this rule is concerned. So on ...
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Is the Romanian Visit visa (C/VV) expiry date the last day I can cross the border or the last day I can stay?

In Romania and in the Schengen states, the visa validity is the indicator of the last day you can be in the country. This is unlike the US, where legal status and visa validity are two separate ...
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Travelling Europe with UK partner as Dutch citizen

For most visitors, the 90/180 rule applies to the whole Schengen area, not individual counties; your passport will be stamped on entry to Schengen and only stamped again when you leave, at which point ...
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