This is what Schengen countries say on their visa page
UK residence permit (original and copy): valid for at least 90 days beyond the return date of the trip to the Schengen area.
Reference : http://www.vfsglobal.com/germany/uk/tourist.html
I live in the UK but need to renew my visa in about 80 days, in the meantime I need to go to a Schengen country for about 2 days. My UK visa it just taking its natural course and will be renewed at the end of this time. I've been living in the UK over 4 years now, it's just the standard procedure before moving to permanent residency.
So is there anyway for me to get a Schengen visa, can I explain this to any Schengen embassy?