Originally Posted by allisonNYC
Thanks Jeff! I tried Boston earlier today but I only asked if it was possible to go there instead of NYC....I didn't exactly beg and plead. I will Boston call again as well as DC on Monday. My academic advisors said calling the NYC consulate will be a waste of time. Will being persistent with them only hurt me?
I'd be very careful about approaching other consulates. One of the requirements is supposed to be proof of your current residence - i.e. to show that you are actually within their region. If you've got family in the region, preferably with the same last name, you might try using their address and documents to prove your residence.
Getting "persistent" with consulate officials could definitely hurt your case. (Been there, done that...)