I am a non-European student with a French residence permit. I have no residence in France currently, so I moved temporarily with my sibling in Switzerland.
Also last week I submitted my application for the renewal of my French residence permit and I have been issued a receipt (récépissé). Now this renewal process will take 45 days from submission.
In the meantime, I am scheduled to submit my application/passport for a UK Tier-4 study visa from France. I would like to come back to Switzerland by train/bus as I have no place to stay in France.
Is it legal to cross Schengen borders with a receipt and if possible, a proof of submission of a passport from the UK embassy (I am not sure if they would provide a receipt as well)? Well if not, I would have to stay in France until I receive my passport back.
I asked the Préfecture where I submitted my renewal and they couldn't answer me. I am in the process of asking this to the UKVI and also my university's visa support office in the UK.
Thank you for your answers.