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Schengen visa calculator 2024

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Please note that the residence periods calculated by this calculator do not constitute comprehensive legal advice and are provided for guidance only and without guarantee.

General

The 90/180-day rule is an EU regulation for non-EU citizens who wish to travel to the Schengen area without requiring a visa.

This rule states that you may stay in the Schengen countries for up to 90 days within a period of 180 days. The aim of the regulation is to limit the length of stay of tourists, business travelers and other short-term visitors in order to ensure security and order within the borders of the Schengen area.

The days of stay are calculated retroactively from the day of entry. Penalties or entry bans may be imposed if this limit is exceeded. It is therefore particularly important to note every single day that you have spent in the Schengen area.

Instructions for the Schengen visa calculator

Use our Schengen visa calculator to calculate whether your planned stay in the Schengen area is within the permitted 90 days in the last 180 days, or by when you must end your current stay.

Please enter the dates of your entries into and exits from the Schengen area in the Schengen visa calculator. Enter all trips, even if part of the trip does not fall within the last 180 days (our calculator allows you to check all stays, both past and future).

If you are currently in the Schengen area , enter your planned departure date to check your current stay.

You can then use our Schengen visa calculator to find out how many days you have already spent in the Schengen area during the relevant period and whether the (planned) entry is too early (*) or the (planned) exit is too late (**).

Calculating this is not always easy. When calculating the length of stay, the past period is taken into account by means of a so-called backward calculation. This means that for each individual day it is calculated whether you have been in the Schengen area for 90 days in the last 180 days.

Maximum days should not be exceeded

When staying in a Schengen country with a Schengen visa (or without a visa as a third-country national of a country exempt from the visa requirement), the maximum duration of the permitted stay must be observed.

A stay is permitted for 90 days within a period of 180 days (see Regulation (EC) No. 810/2009 and Regulation (EU) 2018/1806).

It is essential to ensure that this period of stay is not exceeded. This makes it all the more annoying that it is not so easy to calculate exactly until when a stay is permitted or when you are allowed to re-enter a Schengen state.

If you are unsure about this, you can use our Schengen visa calculator to make sure.

Consequences of exceeding

Exceeding the permitted stay can lead to serious consequences. Exceeding the 90 days can lead to an entry ban, a fine or even a prison sentence.

The consequences for you if you exceed the 90 days cannot be answered in general terms; this depends on the individual case, in particular on how many days the stay was exceeded and whether this was intentional or not.

Nevertheless, it should be noted that exceeding the 90 days may constitute a criminal offense within the meaning of Section 95 (1) No. 2 AufenthG.

Not only the departure is decisive

It should also be noted that not only the date of departure is relevant, but also when re-entry is possible at the earliest. If you have exhausted your "90-day quota" in the last 180 days, re-entry is not possible immediately.

This is because re-entry too early will also result in the 90 days being exceeded and can therefore lead to the same consequences as leaving the country too late. This can also be seen from our calculator.

Important!

Leaving Germany is not enough!

As the name "Schengen visa" suggests, this visa entitles you to stay not only in Germany, but in the entire Schengen area. However, this also means that it is necessary to leave the entire Schengen area in order to end your stay.