„How long do you have?” — what does it mean?

The conversation regards my potential trip to another country to visit someone. It means how long I want to stay there?

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    Welcome to ELL.SE. There are at least two distinct meanings that may apply, but it depends on the sequence of the conversation. Could you edit your question to add what was said immediately before "How long do you have?"
    – choster
    Jul 6 '18 at 19:46

They are asking how much time you have (or, how much time you have available) - implying that you need to be back on a certain day for some reason.

Other example sentences:

  • How long do you have until school starts in the fall?
  • How long do you have until your train leaves?
  • How long do you have before your interview?

See also this answer - which I don't think is a duplicate, but tangentially answers your question:

"How much time" versus "how long"

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