Hubertus 4 | 26 5 Feb 2014 #1Hello all,I, an American, entered Poland on September 1st, activating my 90 days of visa-free Schengen time. Just before these 90 days expired (literally on day 90), my student residence permit was processed, which is allowing me to stay in Poland until March 1st. That's exactly 6 months.Now it's my understanding that I had two timers that started counting down when I entered on September 1st. One, the 90 days of visa-free stay, and two, the 180 days within which the 90 days had to elapse. So I could leave the Schengen area and come back, and the 90 day counter would pick back up where it left off, so long as I was still within the 180 days from September 1st.Now, after March 1st my residence permit will expire, but *technically* so also would that 180 day counter (I think it's technically 181 or 182 days from Sept 1 to March 1).Does this mean that I get another 90 day visa-free tourist period in the Schengen area??I think it probably doesn't work that way.. but I thought I would ask. Please include sources, if you have any.Thanks!