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nifty visa-checking tool & max stay allowances
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The Delta link no longer works. Here’s a direct link via another source. http://www.theflightdeal.com/2012/07/09/do-you-need-a-visa-for-your-international-trip/

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Great tool!  Thanks, Don.

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this link is awesome. thanks!! it answers all my questions Smile

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Important Update

Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia will implement Schengen Agreement effective December 21, 2007.

If in doubt…

Consequently separate 90 days allowances for these states will cease to exist.

Don, when you read this please correct your post above.

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Thanks for the update, Seva. I’ve adjusted my comments in the first post.

I also noticed the article said, “Passport controls and obligatory security checks are set to end at airports in the newcomer states from the end of March next year.”

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I’m not exactly sure I understand what this means.  If I’m taking a 4-month trip across Europe, do I need to plan on exiting the Schengen area after 90 days?  If so, how long do you have to be outside the Schengen countries before you can return?  It would be silly to just have to go to the Ukraine or Baltics for a couple days and then come back.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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You cannot be in the Schengen zone for more than 90 days out of 180 days.
 
If you had done 89 days in Schengen, and went to the Ukraine for a couple days, you would not reset your 90-day allowance in Schengen.

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Thank you very much.  It will definitely change my plans, but better to know now than later.

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Very helpful tool. Question: I am a student doing a summer course in Coimbra, Portugal. I am not staying for over 90 days, so in that respect my visa requirements are fine. The other part of the visa is proof of a certain amount of money—how do I prove I have enough money? Show my debit card? A bank statement? Housing (in an apartment, with a family, or in a dorm) isn’t figured out until we get there, so I will be bringing enough to pay for housing, the course, travel money, souvenirs, and extra.

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http://travel.state….
only if your a U.S. citizen.
just look up the country you want to go to and it will give you detailed information including how to obtain visas or passport information.
Same thing as the Delta website

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is there any way around this?? i really wanted to do the whole europe thing for a year, this is nuts

I am leaving from New York, USA with $14000 for 123 days
Prague, Madrid, Barcelona, Lisbon, Porto, Rome, Venice, Naples, Monaco, London, Dublin, Munich, Amsterdam, Berlin, Geneva, Trogir in Croatia, Vienna, Valencia, Seville, Rabat, Istanbul, Palermo, Valletta
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There is a way around — you either pre-arrange (and pay for) your extended-stay tourist visas ahead of departure date, or you show proof of onward travel outside of each border zone (Schengen, UK, other countries) within the allowed tourist days.

Assuming your passport is US, CD, AU, NZ, JP … you could conceivable do “Europe” for a year, as long as you are not in UK longer than 6 months, then Schengen 3 months, then other countries — that are neither Schengen or UK — for 1 or 3 months (depending on their tourist allowed days).

So let’s say you arrive Schengen, spend 3 months, then move on to the UK for 2 months, then 1 month in Macedonia (or another non- Schengen country), the back to Schengen for 3 months (since you’ve been out 3 at this point), the back to the UK or other countries.

You can NOT leave for a day and return with a fresh tourist allowance — it’s 90 in/ 90 out (Schengen).

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This is really a very useful information. Thanks.

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What you can do in that tool?

I have budgeted $1000 for 3 days
Riga, Stockholm, Oslo, Bergen

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Thank you Smile

I am leaving from Washington, DC or NYC and traveling for 31 days
Washington, Saint-Petersburg, Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Washington
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Thanks Don, awesome.

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it answers all my questions ,thank you very much!

hello ,I am anmi!