Calculation of short-term stays / short-stay calculator

The short-stay calculator may be used officially starting from 18th October 2013.

The short-stay calculator is used to calculate the amount of time available for short stays of no more than 90 days in any 180-day period. This calculator is used for third-country nationals within the Schengen Area, regardless of their visa obligation status.

The short-stay calculator was developed by the European Commission and the Norwegian immigration authorities and is intended primarily for the following users:

  • Diplomatic/consular missions
  • Migration authorities
  • Border control authorities
  • Police
  • Third-country nationals subject to a visa obligation
  • Third-country nationals not subject to a visa obligation


The short-stay calculator is merely a technical tool. The results of calculations are not legally binding. In justified cases, the corresponding authorities have the express right to make exceptions.

More information can be found here: Disclaimer Disclaimer.


Short-stay calculator
  • Launch the tool
    Click on link "Short stay calculator" in the text
    (3rd paragraph under "Harmonising rules and procedures")