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 ?

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    The French visa web site says you should allow at least 15 days between appointment and departure. If you've allowed less time than that I suspect there is no recourse. I expect your argument will be that there was no earlier appointment. The system is less than ideal, I agree.
    – user90371
    Jul 19, 2019 at 3:38
  • Yes, there's no earlier appointment. I'm checking the website everyday to see if I can have an earlier date.
    – Ricky101
    Jul 19, 2019 at 4:15
  • Your only recourse appears to be to change your travel date, and to apply earlier next time.
    – Traveller
    Jul 19, 2019 at 6:54


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