I have to obtain my Schengen visa through the Italian embassy on the VFS global website. I am from Melbourne, Australia; my travel dates are in August, so the earliest I could apply is in May.
I am trying to book an appointment on the VFS website and it gives me an error stating "There are no open seats available for selected center - Italy Visa Application Centre, Melbourne".
What does this mean? It does not display a calendar and I have heard that the VFS website has technical/system issues. Does this mean there are no appointments available with VFS Melbourne?
It doesn't seem possible, when you can only apply 3 months ahead, that there would be no appointments available now for travel in August.