I am an Australian citizen who was studying in the Czech Republic under the erasmus program, and i have a long term travel visa that lists the valid dates as from the 23/10/2016 - 10/2/2017. I applied for a long term schengen visa and listed the dates above as they are the beginning and end of the university semester, however i wish to stay 1 month longer as a regular tourist.
I wanted to travel to France and Germany before returning to Czech on the 12th of March as I will be leaving the majority of my luggage at the student accommodation whilst i travel around visiting friends in these countries, but i am concerned that i will not be allowed back in the czech republic as my visa has expired.
Will i have problems entering the Czech republic again when i finish my travels? the last thing i want to happen is to be stranded without the majority of my luggage and have to find another way to get it home. I was planning on flying home from Prague on the 16th of March. If i were to fly into Prague to stay for a few more nights would i be stopped by immigration officials? what is the process when a student visa expires? Can i automatically convert to a regular tourist under the 90 day rule?
Any help would be greatly appreciated