Visa appointments must be obtained on-line. DO NOT CALL THE CONSULAT REGARDING APPOINTMENTS.
You should go on the website of this Consulate www.consulfrance-newyork.org and log on to "On line appointments" : There, you will be able to choose the day and the time most suitable for you. No appointment can be given over the telephone, by fax or by e-mail.
At peak times, you may experience difficulties in obtaining a suitable appointment. The only availability may be on a later date than desired. However, since cancellations occur, new slots become available. Therefore, you are advised to log on frequently in order to check for a more appropriate appointment.
If you were unable to print your appointment confirmation, on the day of the appointment, you should explain it to the Security Guard at the entrance of the Consulate. On production of your passport, he will then be able to verify that your name appears on his list of applicants for that particular day.