I was granted a Schengen visa type C with 6 days duration of stay, can I stay longer than that? And if I can what should I do?

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    Can you phyiscally - probably yes. Will doing so have legal consequences - also yes.
    – CMaster
    Commented Sep 2, 2015 at 14:14

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No you are not allowed to do this unless you secure, either:

  • An extension of your current visa
  • Another Schengen visa
  • A long-stay visa
  • A residence card or permit from a Schengen country (or at least apply or, in some cases, qualify for one)
  • Another citizenship

None of this can be done quickly and easily from within the Schengen area, the most likely option being the extension but even those are only supposed to be granted in exceptional cases, see e.g. Is it possible to extend a tourist Schengen visa (12 more days)?

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