Visa runs. Everyone hates it. Once you get excited in living in Europe, Thailand, USA or countless other countries you’re forced to leave when your Visa runs out. I decided to put together a quick calculator to give you the entry and exit date when booking your flights, train, bus or mule travel over the border.
This calculator calculates the duration, which is the number of days between two dates.
Here is a quick reference guide:
Europe’s Schengen Visa: 90-days (180 per year)
Thailand Visa : 60-days
United States Visa: 90-days
Popular places to go when your visa needs to be reset:
A Couple of FAQs on Visa Runs:
Q. In Italy can I just fly to Croatia and reset my visa?
A. Nope you have 90-days and cannot return to a Schengen country without being out for 90-days. So think of it this way. 90 in, 90 out, 90 in, etc
Q. I have two USA passports. Can I just get one stamped to enter then get other stamped to give me a rolling 90+90+90 day stay?
A. I like rules and they do use computers at all border control places. I wouldn’t risk it..but I have heard stories.
Q. What about leap year? Does Feb 29th count?
A. Yup, it’s a day isn’t it?
Q. Is it based on time of the day? Like rental car returns?
A. No, it’s the full day.
Q. What if I overstay my visit by just a few days. They won’t care right?
A. Wrong. In Europe you can get a 5-year ban. In Colombia the fine is like $500. In Thailand, you can get arrested. Don’t chance it.
Q. What if I left by boat, drove in by car then left by plane. Will they catch me?
A. If you are passing a border control location they will have to check your passport. I have had mine checked in Switzerland, Mexico, Bosnia, Slovenia, Turkey, Greece and Canada even by car or boat. So be prepared to show them your documentation.
Q. What if I have dual citizenship and multiple passports?
A. You still have an identification number. They still have computers. There still is a large database of your entry. Maybe if the border control place is lax (cough cough…Italy, Portugal, Colombia, Malaysia) you won’t have issues. But again, don’t risk it. I don’t like fines or worst 3rd world jail cells.