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I need to know all the rules
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I am going to europe for what I hope to be a long trip. I am in the first stages of planning and I need to know where I can go to find all of the rules about how long I can stay. What documents I need to have…blah blah blah.

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Europe isn’t one country. The rules will be different depending on what country you’d like to visit. So, first you should make a bit of a plan, then… open a Rough Guide or Lonely Planet or contact the relavant embassies or a travel agent.

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But to get you on the right track, there are 15 countries that have a common tourism policy. They are called the Schengen countries, (named after the town of Schengen where they signed a treaty.)

They are:

Austria
Belgium
Denmark
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Iceland
Italy
Luxembourg
Netherlands
Norway
Portugal
Spain
Sweden


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OK cool. Here’s another question. My mother is getting remarried in Jan. and is going to fly me back to the states for like a week for the wedding and all. I assume that after that week I can then go back with a fresh start on a new 90 day stretch. Or is there a certain number of days that you have to be back in the US before you can return? Sorry if these are silly questions, but I don’t know anyone personally that I can ask.

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It’s 90 days within a 180 day period. Meaning if you stayed in 90 days, went back for the wedding, you would have to be out for 90 days before you could re-enter.

It’s a common mistake regarding that rule, a lot of people think that they can "go to morocco" for one day, and then come back.