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Monaco and passport stamp???

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Monaco and passport stamp???

We already booked flights for 97 days in Europe. We are only allowed to stay in Schenghen countries a total of 90 days. If I visit Monaco for 7 days do I get a stamp on my passport to show that I only stay 90 days in schenghen countries?


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1. Re: Monaco and passport stamp???

Monaco has no border controls and is therefore de facto within the Schengen area. There is no Monaco passport stamp: entering France gives you the right to enter Monaco.

Your visa will be valid for 90 days from the start date, not for 90 days cumulated within a certain period. All you can do is exit the Schengen area after 90 days or less OR change one of your flights so that you start or end your trip with at least 7 days in the UK or Ireland.

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2. Re: Monaco and passport stamp???

I think the previous reply may be too pessimistic.

Visa-less travel by US citizens to the Schengen area gives 90 days stay within a 180 day period. So to remain strictly within the permitted limits, you can leave the Schengen area, e.g. to the UK or Ireland, for seven days at any time during your 97-day stay.

Travel with a visa is the same if the visa is multiple-entry.

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