I have been in Spain since 6 April 2016, meaning that (I suppose) I am expected to leave Schengen on or before 5 July.
I have a ticket to Romania (not part of Schengen) 1 July but I do not have a ticket back to USA, and I would prefer to remain in Spain till mid-July.
"visa extension spain" here in Travel gets 13 hits of which five are obviously irrelevant. I do not think I am duplicating any of the others because of the following differences:
- USA citizen
- Spain (not some other country)
- No specific visa, i.e., I just flew to BCN without any prior paperwork and they let me in.
I am planning to request an extension at the Comisaría General de Extranjería in Logroño on Monday, but if anyone has knowledge of a better approach, I'd appreciate it. If I don't succeed in making it official, it's no big deal for me to leave on the fifth, but it would cost more and it would interfere with my research toward applying for six-month residency next year.