My situation is as follows: I am a Ukrainian citizen and have a one-year Italian residence permit for the purpose of studying that is valid until June 16. I am supposed to leave the Schengen zone on June 19. My passport allows me to stay 90/180 days in Schengen. I wanted to ask:
- Can I stay in Schengen after my permit expires, having the Ukrainian passport, without the need to leave the Schengen zone and reenter?
- In the following scenario: My permit is valid until June 16, but I leave Italy for Croatia (which is part of the EU but is not part of the Schengen Zone) on June 1 and then, re-enter on the very same day with my passport only without showing my permit anymore. Would my student status change to tourist status in this situation?