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90/180 rule: How safe is it to be in Schengen area for exactly 90 days?

90/180 rule: How safe is it to be in Schengen area for exactly 90 days?

Aug 27th, 2019, 11:18 AM
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90/180 rule: How safe is it to be in Schengen area for exactly 90 days?

I am from Asia, with a tier 4 UK visa. Because I'm done with classes I'm planning to travel around Europe from September 18 to November 30.

My previous travels around europe were:
a) May 3- May 5
b) May 28- June 4
c) July 10- July 24

I have used the Schengen calculator at the Schengen visa infor website.

With this schedule, I would have exactly 90 days in the Schengen area. I'm VERY paranoid about overstaying. Is it completely okay to leave France on November 29 with this schedule?
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Aug 27th, 2019, 11:26 AM
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I would--simply because I am overly cautious about dealing with immigration--go home a bit earlier. I think you'd get extra scrutiny because you're cutting it so close, and anyway, I wouldn't want the stress of the flight potentially being delayed and worrying about what will happen then. (Probably nothing, but I'm all about avoiding stress)

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Aug 27th, 2019, 11:28 AM
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Ditto to what marvelousemouse said. Go home a couple of days early.
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Aug 27th, 2019, 11:33 AM
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How many days before the 90 days do you think I should go home?
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Aug 27th, 2019, 11:43 AM
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I don't know, a week? seems like a good bumper to me.

Look at it this way: you know you can't see everything even in 90 days. you can always come back. Plus, age brings change, not just in places, but also in you. I don't know how old you are now, but I'm interested in very different things now than I was in my early twenties. Paris, Rome, etc. may feel like entirely new destinations in 5-10 years.

I also don't know how much you've travelled before, but I think you should also consider how long you really will WANT to travel. I've done 40 days on my longest trip. I love travel, but let me tell you, at 40 days I was DONE. I honestly don't know if I'd want to do 60+.
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Aug 27th, 2019, 11:50 AM
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I think a week is a reasonable idea.
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Aug 27th, 2019, 11:56 AM
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How many days before the 90 days do you think I should go home?

At least 4-5 days? Idea being if a flight is cancelled or there are transportation strikes, whatever, you want some kind of cushion built in to your plans.
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Aug 27th, 2019, 12:38 PM
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What suze wrote. It's not uncommon or totally out of this world that you can encounter strikes or bad weather with flights cancelled.
If you maxed out your 90 days that could lead to more headaches than any strike alone if your flights were delayed by 24 hours or more.
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Aug 28th, 2019, 10:00 AM
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Are you flying back home from the continent or from the UK? If the UK, planning to leave 48 hours before the 90 days are up should be sufficient. Or is your UK visa expiring at the same time or before?
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