I'm of Indonesian nationality and I'm currently an exchange student in Paris and holding a student visa type D valid for France (+1 transit schengen) until end of July 2007.
At the end of my study, I would like to visit Germany and Italy. However, when I applied for my student visa back in the French embassy in Singapore, the officer told me I can't go out of France with this visa. When I asked him if I would be able to apply for a schengen visa in another schengen country's consulate in France, he said I would not be able to do that. Last week I tried applying in Holland's consulate, but the officer told me the same thing.
Is it true that I would not be able to apply for a schengen visa anywhere in France? What about other countries' consulate like Germany and Italy? Is there any other way that I can travel to other schengen countries at the end of my study then?
I would really appreciate it if anyone can help me here. Thank you!