I have a Turkish passport and have been studying in Poland for a semester. My visa ends in two weeks and to be able to stay and study one more semester legally in Poland, I will apply for a residence permit. It is said that residence permit procedure can take up to 2 months starting from the date of application.
The thing is, I was planning to visit other countries inside of the Schengen area. Can I still leave the country after my visa expires and before the residence permit is issued? I plan to travel only for a few days and via bus. Is it too risky?
I have travelled a month ago via car while my passport was on me and no one asked me if I had one. I know it's always safer to wait but I have an appointment to see a professor so I'd prefer not to cancel it.