I have a 4-year Schengen visa issued for tourist purposes. It is valid until the beginning of 2019. In addition to that, I have a 1-year residence permit from a Schengen member state (both a plastic card and a kind of sticker in the passport), which expires in a month. I planned to travel back home and spend a couple of weeks in Europe later this autumn based on the aforementioned tourist visa – just a normal vacation, not work/studies/etc.
Based on what people say here, there is nothing wrong with this, meaning that I can travel to, e.g., France if I still have a valid visa.
Meanwhile, I was told that as soon as I received that residence permit (the one which is soon to expire), my Schengen visa must have been revoked because "conditions for issuing are no longer met". And supposedly it has this revoked status in the VIS or SIS - the Schengen-wide computer system used at the borders. Something like this I found in this post.
This means that my Schengen visa is (probably?..) now void, while I can’t check this myself before leaving the country and trying to get into the Schengen area again, when a border officer says "It’s revoked, you’re flying back, bye-bye".
Any ideas about this supposition? It sounds rather strange, because other people seemingly had no problem with travelling with visas issued before their residence permits, but is it just luck/inattention of border officers? Even more confusing if I read the Schengen Border Code, Article 6:
… 2. For the purposes of implementing paragraph 1, the date of entry shall be considered as the first day of stay on the territory of the Member States and the date of exit shall be considered as the last day of stay on the territory of the Member States. Periods of stay authorised under a residence permit or a long-stay visa shall not be taken into account in the calculation of the duration of stay on the territory of the Member States.