Ohh, I see your point. Sorry for misunderstandings.
I heard that I'm able to travel for 90 days in Europe without any form of visas. I didn't really get the part where I will be granted an issue of visa on arrival..? I thought I only needed passport as long as I don't stay for more than 90 days.
90 days = 3 months
180 days = 6 months
I have a question about one phrase you've written:
'So you need to get to the Schengen area by June 26th, not leave it.'
DOES THIS MEAN THAT I'M OKAY TO TRAVEL FOR 90 DAYS AS LONG AS I ARRIVE IN EUROPE BY JUNE 26TH, 2006? OR GET THERE BY JUNE 26TH, BUT YOU CANNOT LEAVE BACK TO U.S?
But I'm mostly likely thinking of 60 - 70 days tour.
Well if I go to UK [probably not, but still thinking about it, because I'm only going to get 2 months Eurail ticket] and looks like London inbound airfare is cheapest. Paris inbound at this time is about $400 more. I'll rather catch EuroStar from London-Paris.
Do you mean that the passport has to be valid for six months upon arrival at Europe? And does not matter when I leave as long as its within 90 days period?
COULD YOU ELABORATE ON THE STATEMENTS BELOW?
BTW, can't you renew your passport while you are in Europe and get some documents that you are going to do this in the US?
The thing is that people will be slightly scared that you use the full 6 months and that your passport will be no longer valid when the six months are over. Then they have a problem getting you out of Europe if you refuse to cooperate.
Thank you always!!