Is my visa’s “from” date included?

I guess this is a very easy question for all of you. “From,” date for my Germany visa says: “30-07-2018”. Does that mean I can enter the country on the 30th of July? Or should I be there on the 31st of July?


You can enter on July 30th. It it is valid “from” that date, not only after that date.

From the Schengen Visa Code, Annex VII:

  1. ‘FROM … TO’ heading:
    This heading indicates the period of the visa holder’s stay as authorised by the visa.

    The date from which the visa holder may enter the territory for which the visa is valid is written as below, following the word ‘FROM’:

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