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Is it possible to get a Schengen tourist visa while having a D visa ?


mgkrakow 1 | 1  
13 Aug 2009 /  #1
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.

mg
delphiandomine 83 | 17,879  
13 Aug 2009 /  #2
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 :)
OP mgkrakow 1 | 1  
13 Aug 2009 /  #3
hi delphiandomine ,

thanks for that bit of info, i'll surely check on them again. and i will also visit other embassies of schengen zone.

mg.
margaii  
10 Sep 2009 /  #4
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 :-)
avi  
7 Oct 2009 /  #5
what is d visa?

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