I am stranded in my home country (India) and trying to go back to my workplace in Poland. I have long term National Visa Type D along with work permit. Most of the rules given on Airline and Embassy websites say people with permanent or temporary Resident Permit are allowed to board the flights or enter the Schengen area.
Is National Visa type D considered as resident permit or not?
I know there are dedicated resident permits which we have to apply (like Karta Pobytu in Poland). However, I am confused with this condition. I have contacted Airlines, they said ONLY resident permit holders are allowed. Polish border guards say Resident Permit or Work Permit holders are allowed.
... the foreigners possessing a right to work on the territory of the Republic of Poland i.e. the foreigners entitled to work on the same grounds as Polish citizens, the foreigners possessing work permits, work permits for a seasonal work .... are able to present documents which confirms that they will start work shortly after entry to Poland,...
But none of them confirmed or denied whether I will be allowed. Can anyone help me with this matter?
Just extra information, I have already applied for a temporary resident permit (Karta Pobytu) last year which is already approved last month (I have scanned decision letter). However, to get the card, I have to personally go to their office in Poland and provide my fingerprints.