I am appearing for a Schengen visa in the Atlanta French Consulate. I am a citizen of India, and I going to France to attend a friend's wedding. She is French and got the "attestation d'accueil" from her City Hall.
She has faxed me a copy of it. Will that work, or I do I need to take the original because I will not get the original by the time of the appointment?
Also, how long does it take to process a Schengen visa. The website says 2-4 weeks", but I know visas can be processed much sooner than that. How long does it usually take?