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Schengen Visa => Schengen Visa Q&A => Topic started by: christorm on November 16, 2017, 12:45:06 am

Title: 90/180 Schengen Reset
Post by: christorm on November 16, 2017, 12:45:06 am
Hello everyone,

I stayed in the Schengen area, as an American, for 76 days a couple months ago, and I was wondering if I need to stay the full 180 days outside the Schengen area in order to have the full 90 days. 

I've been to the postal service, called the passport information center, and called US customs and they have not been able to figure it out.

Thanks and I hope to hear from someone!


Title: Re: 90/180 Schengen Reset
Post by: yaris on November 22, 2017, 04:48:23 pm
No, Christian, it works differently. You need to stay outside the Schengen area as many days as it takes to satisfy the 90/180 rule. See for example this thread for a sample 90/180 Schengen rule calculation:

Schengen 90/180 rule calculation (

Hopefuly, it will provide some insight for you in how it is determined.

This page could be informational to you too:

Schengen 90/180 rule (

More information about the Schengen 90/180 rule and how it is calculated can be found in these threads too:

90/180 day rule (
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Feel free to ask in case you have more questions.