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Schengen Visa and Tourist Visa?

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1. Posted by butalas (First Time Poster 1 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

I am a US citizen currently studying in Rome, Italy. I have a D type Schengen visa which expires in mid May, but I wanted to know if it would be possible to stay in Italy until mid July. When my student visa expires, am I by default under the regular 90 day tourist visa, or would I have to leave the Schengen area and re-enter to be granted the tourist visa? Or is there something else I am not aware of? I do not accidentally want to do something illegal. Thanks for your help.

2. Posted by obbie (Budding Member 4 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

I doubt after your visa expiration you'll be covered by the 90 days free visa waiver.

most likely you have to leave or ask for a visa extension.

3. Posted by busby_girl (Budding Member 7 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

I'd say that too butalas
best bet would probably be to contact the US embassy

4. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

After expiration of your D-type visa, there is in most cases no possibility to obtain a C-type visa / waivor. You'd have to leave the Schengen area, and you can only return after having spent 90 days outside.

5. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3290 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

If you want to stay on I strongly suggest you ask for an extension of your D-type visa. It is the best way.

You can also apply for a new D-type visa from another country while you are still in Italy, this would also fix your problem.

But in your case the D-type visa is your only chance. Bentivogli summed it up nicely.