I'm planning to travel to France on Aug 16 for tourism (Short Stay). The Schengen visa appointment is booked completely in the New York VFS office and the latest date I see when the appointment is available is Aug 8. Considering there is a weekend between Aug 8 and Aug 16, I'm not sure if I would get my passport back before Aug 16. I've not come across a single case where the visa was expedited. Has anyone been issued Schengen visa in 3 business days ? What should my recourse be ?