My fiancée has a student residence card for Spain that expires on December 15. We are leaving Spain on December 16 to go to the US, and coming back on Jan 1.
The Spanish consulate site says: ( http://www.exteriores.gob.es/Consulados/LOSANGELES/en/InformacionParaExtranjeros/Pages/FAQ-Study-Visa.aspx )
“16. I am an American citizen; can I stay in Spain or other Schengen countries as a tourist after finishing my classes? You can stay in the Schengen area for 90 days in a period of 180 days before your Student Visa begins or after it ends. Make sure that you contact the police in immigration to have your Visa stamped when entering or leaving Spain, so that you start or end your stay with your Student Visa.”
This is a bit unclear to me. Is the idea that she has entered with a student visa and if she doesn’t get it stamped but continues to stay she will be overstaying her visa, even though she is allowed for 90 days in 180 days?
Will it be fine if we just don’t get any stamps but we leave on December 16th? It is only one day after her residence card expires.