hi everyone, :)
i have a D visa and i am working in poland.
(the work permit and the visa is valid for around an year)
i am indian by nationality.
the Czech Republic embassy told me on phone i can not apply for a Schengen visa! with my current condition.
i have not been to counsulates of other country yet. just wanted to know if anyone has gone through any similar situation.
The Czech embassy is wrong - because the D visa system hasn't been harmonised yet (it may never!) and is a national visa, you'll need a Schengen visa if you want to visit other European countries. What they may have thought is that you want to apply for a Czech category D visa rather than the short term Schengen visitor visa.
Give another embassy a call (Germany would be a good idea) and see what they say :)
Hi Mgkrakow, I am from the Philippines and I will soon be entering Poland in two weeks for a traineeship. I have the same D visa as yours. And during breaks, I plan to visit other countries as well. Just want to know feedbacks regarding your visits in the other embassies. Thank you :-)