Sorry I'm not sure if I can ask two questions one after the other (I already posted another one barely half an hour ago), so please let me know if I should take this down.

I had originally wanted to travel to Germany, and have already booked tickets to and from Frankfurt. But the appointment date I got for the German consulate is 13 days before I fly. Is this cutting it too close?

Because of this I looked for an appointment with another Schengen country's consulate, and got one for Belgium, that's about a month earlier. But with this I'd have to change my travel itinerary, and I'm not sure I would want to spend close to three weeks in Belgium.

What should I do? Am I being too paranoid about the German Schengen VISA appointment? Or should I go ahead with the Belgium one and just suck it up and make this trip all about Belgium?

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    Belgium has enough to keep you busy, if you are willing to spend effort in finding what you like.
    – Willeke
    May 23, 2015 at 19:25

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According to the German Missions in the United States website:

How long will I have to wait for my visa?

The processing time for visa applications (short stay) takes up to 15 days. If long-term residence permits or visa for employment in Germany are applied for, the processing time will be up to several months.

Therefore 13 days is cutting it close and I wouldn't risk it.

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