I have a Schengen type D multi entry visa that expires on 15 July 2012. “France (sauf CTOM)”. In the ‘duration of stay field of the visa it has “XXX”, and under remarks it has “visiteur”.
I had to cut my visit short to France last year, but I did get the OFII stamp before I had to leave. I’d like to come back to France in late June this year, and I really do need to stay for 6 months this time.
Will I be able to do this? Would I be able to get a Carte de Jour, and use that to stay past the visa expiry of 15 July?
What do I need to do before I leave my home country (non-EE).
All your help would be so useful as I find it difficult to find some clarity on this point.