Americans in Sweden
Replies: 6 - Last Post: Oct 24, 2013 6:14 AM Last Post By: richiavo
Oct 23, 2013 5:47 AM
Oct 23, 2013 9:04 AM
Oct 23, 2013 9:43 AM
2Under Schengen you can stay for 90 days in 180 so if you have been in Schengen for 90 days you will have to spend 90 days out of Schengen. Neither the UK or Russia are in Schengen.
Oct 24, 2013 12:33 AM
3if you have already submitted the paperwork for the permits, you might want to ask the swedish immigration authorities if that gives you a special status. I'm not familiar with the rules there but at least in Norway you can sometimes stay in the country while the permit is being processed. If you leave, you actually can't return until the permit is approv
however, as I mentioned, I have NO IDEA what rule applies in Sweden.
as others said though, the Schengen rule for Americans is 90 days inside the zone for every 180 days, so you'd have to leave for 3 months.
Oct 24, 2013 5:03 AM
490 days for every 180. That means we can be within Schengen for 6 months but Sweden for only 3 correct? And the 90 days restarts when we re enter Sweden?
Oct 24, 2013 5:23 AM
5The 90 in 180 is for visitors (tourists) so if you have work visas for Sweden then the situation is different. It's a rolling 180 days so you can only have been in the whole Schengen area (not just Sweden) for 90 out of the previous 180 days. Once your 90 days is up you have to leave for 90 days.
There have been innumerable posts on Schengen and visas and there is a sticky thread in the Western European branch - go and have a look there.
Oct 24, 2013 6:14 AM
6No 90 in 180 is in Schengen not Sweden you can spend the whole 90 in Sweden but then you must leave the Schengen for the next 90 days.
But you need ask the relevant authorities with you permits being applied for you might be allowed to stay I suppose it depends on circumstances.
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