My husband and I are planning for trip to Italy starting Sept 26th. I got appointment for Sept 16th leaving only 8 working days before we leave. Their website says 2 to 15 business days for processing. Does anyone have experience getting visa from NYC consulate and know how long it actually takes? One of my friends suggested getting visa from Belgium consulate since its walk-in and then tell them when entering Italy that our plans changed. Is it at all recommended?