I Have a One Year Multiple Entry Visa. Can I Stay in Schengen Area for More Than 90 Days in One Given Period?

No. Even if you have a one-year multiple-entry Schengen visa, you can only stay for a maximum of 90 days in a 180-day period.

Once you have stayed for 90 days, you need to exit the Schengen area, otherwise, you will be overstaying. You can enter again only after 180 days from the first day you entered a Schengen area.

The rules are easy to follow if you just stayed in the Schengen area for the whole 90 days. It gets confusing if you went in and out of the Schengen area during the 90 day period. To avoid overstaying, you can use this calculator.

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